How is Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) treated?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Koshi A Cherian, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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The goals of treatment for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) are the same as for all patients with epilepsy: the best quality of life with the fewest seizures (ideally, none), the fewest adverse treatment effects, and the least number of medications.

A variety of therapeutic approaches are used in LGS, ranging from conventional antiepileptic agents to diet and surgery. [9] Unfortunately, much of the evidence supporting these approaches is not robust, and treatment is often ineffective. [10, 11]


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