Outcome for West syndrome following surgical treatment. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • We report the case of an 18-month-old child with infantile spasms and a hypsarrhythmic electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern associated with a porencephalic cyst. Surgical removal of the cyst and its surrounding tissue was performed following failure of medical therapy. Postoperatively, the patient has been free of infantile spasms for 12 months and the EEG has normalized. He has been maintained on the same preoperative antiepileptic medications. This case suggests that surgical treatment is helpful in selected patients with infantile spasms and focal CNS lesions.

publication date

  • September 1, 1991

Research

keywords

  • Spasms, Infantile

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 0025939561

PubMed ID

  • 1915174

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 32

issue

  • 5