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Corpus callosotomy

Published in Acta Neurochirurgica. 2016, vol. 158, no. 1, p. 155-160
Abstract Corpus callosotomy is an effective, relatively low-risk, palliative procedure for a selected population of patients with medically intractable epilepsy. Here we describe this technique. METHOD: An interhemispheric microsurgical approach is performed. Neuronavigation facilitates orientation. The callosal body is transected through to the roof of the ipsilateral ventricle using an ultrasonic aspirator; the genu and rostrum are then identified and also split. If a total callosotomy is performed, transection of the splenium is performed with care given to preserve the crus of the fornix. CONCLUSIONS: Meticulous microsurgical technique and knowledge of the limbic system's anatomy is essential to keeping this procedure safe and effective.
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Research group Groupe Schaller Karl Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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SCHALLER, Karl Lothard, CABRILO, Ivan. Corpus callosotomy. In: Acta Neurochirurgica, 2016, vol. 158, n° 1, p. 155-160. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:94157

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