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Pediatric epilepsy surgery may improve cognition and behavior

Key clinical point: After pediatric epilepsy surgery, there are sustained improvements in behavior and cognition.

Major finding: Families of patients who underwent pediatric epilepsy surgery noted cognitive and behavioral improvements regardless of postsurgical seizure status.

Study details: Retrospective review of 126 patients younger than 18 years who underwent epilepsy surgery for medically refractory epilepsy.

Disclosures: Dr. Kantamneni had no relevant disclosures.


Kantamneni T et al. CNS 2019, Abstract 51.