Technetium-99m HmPAO brain SPECT and outcome of hemispherectomy for intractable seizures.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

With recent descriptions of the modified hemispherectomies and hemicorticectomy, there has been renewed interest in hemispherectomy for treatment of intractable seizures with hemiparesis. Because long-term outcome remains uncertain, patient selection remains difficult. 99mTc-HmPAO brain SPECT has been a helpful adjunct in the evaluation of epilepsy surgery candidates. We report SPECT scan findings in 7 patients who underwent hemispherectomy and compare these results with scalp EEG findings. Six patients had unilateral SPECT findings and all had a favorable outcome, regardless of surface EEG findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carmant, L; O'Tuama, LA; Roach, PJ; Kramer, U; Mikati, MA; Riviello, JJ; Helmers, SL; Madsen, JR; Black, PM; Lombroso, CT

Published Date

  • October 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 7880333

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-8994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0887-8994(94)90103-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States