Surgery for West’s Syndrome
West’s syndrome or “infantile spasms” is named after a physician by the name of West, who wrote a letter to Lancet in 1841 in which he described a “peculiar form of convulsion” associated with mental retardation as seen in his son. Clinically, West’s syndrome consists of a triad of myoclonic spasms, hypsarrhythmic EEG and mental retardation.
KeywordsTuberous Sclerosis Focal Cortical Dysplasia Infantile Spasm Cortical Dysplasia Intractable Seizure
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