Which children with refractry epileptic spasms fared best with surgery? New data provide answers.

The best surgical outcomes for children with refractory epileptic spasms occurred in those who had lesional abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with electroencephalogram (EEG) concordance, according to an analysis presented at a meeting of the Child Neurology Society in National Harbor, MD.

Even those patients who had no MRI lesion but positive positron emission tomography (PET) localization fared well, the lead study author Harry T. Chugani, a professor of pediatrics, neurology, and radiology, the Rosen Family chair in Tourette syndrome, and director of pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, reported. Read more.

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