What factors are associated with seizure freedom in children who have stereoelectroencephalography-guided surgery?

Takeaway

  • Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG)-guided surgery results in high rates of seizure-onset zone (SOZ) identification and seizure freedom in children with focal epilepsy.

Why this matters

  • This is the first multicenter, nationally representative study of SEEG in pediatric patients with focal epilepsy in the UK.

  • SEEG may allow more complex cases of refractory focal epilepsy in children to be considered for surgery, particularly if computational analysis of SEEG recordings can be incorporated.