Which surgical interventions are used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Koshi A Cherian, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Surgical options include the following:

  • Corpus callosotomy – Effective in reducing drop attacks but not typically helpful for other seizure types; considered palliative rather than curative

  • Vagus nerve stimulation – FDA-approved as adjunctive treatment for refractory partial-onset seizures in adults and adolescents older than 12 years

  • Focal cortical resection – May improve seizure control in rare cases


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