ABSTRACT: There are many differences between children and adult patients regarding the selection of candidates for epilepsy surgery, decision about the timing of surgery, pre- and intra-surgical evaluation and follow-up. A comprehensive approach by an epilepsy surgery team consisting of pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and other medical staffs is absolutely necessary for successful surgical treatment of refractory childhood epilepsy and the improvement of the patient's quality of life. The potential risks and benefits of the surgery must be carefully weighed for each child from various aspects. Pediatric neurologists should make a more active contribution to this whole process.
No to hattatsu. Brain and development 04/2001; 33(2):121-3.