Corpus callosotomy for the treatment of intractable epilepsy

Anthony M Murro, Herman F. Flanigin, Brian B. Gallagher, Don W. King, Joseph R. Smith

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Twenty-five patients underwent anterior corpus callosotomy (ACC) for treatment of uncontrolled seizures. Two patients died, and 6 patients experienced perioperative complications which resolved. A statistically significant reduction of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (17 patients; P < 0.05) and complex partial seizures (11 patients; P <0.05) occurred following ACC. A single patient with atonic seizures became free of atonic seizures. Two patients had a >50% reduction in seizures resulting in falls, a single patient became free of episodes of status epilepticus, and in 2 patients the seizures changed from generalized tonic-clonic seizures to hemiconvulsive seizures. Thus ACC appears to decrease the severity and frequency of disabling seizures in some patients with uncontrolled seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalEpilepsy Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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