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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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CAMPOS, Manuel et al. Surgical considerations of epilepsy in children, comments about Peru. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2015, vol.78, n.3, pp.130-139. ISSN 0034-8597.

Drug resistant epilepsy is defined as the persistence of seizures, despite the optimal antiepileptic treatment. However the approach is different in children because they have a brain that is still developing. The International League Against Epilepsy proposed for these children to “eliminate seizures as soon as possible to optimize cognitive development, and improve behavior and quality of life”. About 25 to 33% of epileptic children have refractory epilepsy and half of them require a pre-surgical evaluation. Around 650 children in Peru need epilepsy surgery treatment every year, but few patients get access to it. If we include cases of previous years, the waiting list in Perú is over 1,000 children. This paper analyzed the state of art in epilepsy surgery in children.

Keywords : Epilepsy surgery in children; refractory epilepsy; child surgical treatment of epilepsies; intractable epilepsy.

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