callosotomy


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callosotomy

(ka-los′tŏ-mē) [ (corpus) callosum + -tomy]
The surgical separation of the cerebral hemispheres by cutting the corpus callosum. It is used to treat refractory seizures and usually decreases their severity by preventing the spread of seizure activity from one side of the brain to the other.
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After a video EEG and MRI, it was determined that a corpus callosotomy was indicated.
On the other hand, she notes, "If the corpus callosotomy didn't work, I couldn't say 'I'm sorry, let's put it back the way it was.
Two years ago, she had a corpus callosotomy and we have been so happy with the results
Corpus callosotomy is sometimes per-formed when the patient has generalized seizures or when the specific area of the brain where seizures begin (the "seizure focus") cannot be identified.
Facing a corpus callosotomy (surgery sectioning the corpus callosum to disconnect the two hemispheres of the brain and cut down on seizure activity) as the last alternative for their son, Lynda and her husband, Leon Sr.
If that does not work, then she will need to have a corpus callosotomy which is a surgical procedure to separate the two hemispheres of her brain.