Efficacy and safety of hemispherectomy for treatment of seizures in adolescents and adults

Takeaway

  • Hemispherectomy for treatment of seizures in adolescents and adults is safe and has outcomes similar with those observed in children.

Why this matters

  • Hemispherectomy is effective for treating medically refractory epilepsy in children, but information in adolescents and adults is limited.

  • Information on efficacy, safety, and prognostic factors increase the use of hemispherectomy for seizure in adults and adolescents and may help clinicians effectively counsel patients regarding anticipated outcomes.