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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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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.
I would greatly appreciate any and all input on other experiences with: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (with or without Dandy-Walker malformation); uncontrolled seizure disorders; anti-seizure medications that have helped reduce or control seizures; and/or experience with surgical procedures with either positive or negative results, specifically the vagus nerve stimulator and the corpus callosotomy.
We believe that no treatment, such as the ketogenic diet or invasive procedure, such as a corpus callosotomy, should be undertaken until a definitive diagnosis has been made.