What is the role of surgery in the treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Neal Franz, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Surgical treatment of patients with TSC can include the following:

  • Focal cortical resection/thermal ablation

  • Corpus callosotomy

  • Vagus nerve stimulation

In addition, SEGAs require resection if they produce hydrocephalus or significant mass effect. If a gross total resection can be achieved, recurrence is unlikely.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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