Which surgical procedures are used in the treatment of seizures in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Surgery is desirable in patients with SWS who have refractory seizures, glaucoma, or specific problems related to various SWS-associated disorders, such as scoliosis. [3]

Surgical procedures for seizures that are refractive to medical treatment include the following [4] :

  • Focal cortical resection

  • Hemispherectomy

  • Corpus callosotomy

  • Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS)


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