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Last updated: 11/24/2009

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Devinsky, O. A Guide to Understanding and Living withEpilepsy. Philadelphia: EA Davis, 1994.

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Hemispherectomy is a surgical procedure where one cerebral hemisphere (half of the brain) is removed or disabled. This procedure is used to treat a variety of seizure disorders where the source of the epilepsy is localized to a broad area of a single hemisphere of the brain. It is solely reserved for extreme cases in which the seizures have not responded to medications and other less invasive surgeries.


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemispherectomy

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For a neurosurgery, as for any other surgery, it's important to always bring x-rays and any other medical records the patients has.


-Dr Catherine McAuley

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