Surgery in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Corpus Callosum Division for Children

Corpus Callosum Division for Children
  • John R. Gates
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 497)


Corpus callosotomy was first performed by Van Wagenem and Herren in 1939 in Rochester, New York as a treatment for severe epilepsy in humans. The authors stated, “As a rule, consciousness is not lost when the spread of the epileptic wave is not great, or when it is limited to one cerebral cortex.”34 As the procedure has evolved in the subsequent half century, its indications, surgical techniques, results and consequences, especially as relates to children, are still the object of continuous clinical and investigational research. This chapter reviews the more prominent contributions to the fields of basic and clinical research relating to corpus callosotomy as a treatment for medically refractory epilepsy.


Corpus Callosum Auditory Cortex Anterior Commissure Seizure Type Intractable Epilepsy 
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  • John R. Gates
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  1. 1.Minnesota Epilepsy Group

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