Objects: We wished to find whether there was any difference in the postoperative seizure outcome between patients with bisynchronous anterior-dominant and those with posterior-dominant EDs after anterior callosotomy. Methods: Seizure outcomes after anterior callosotomy in 7 patients with bisynchronous posterior-dominant epileptiform discharges and in 54 patients with anterior-dominant seizures were compared. All 61 cases had been followed up for more than 2 years after operation. One patient (14.3%) had become seizure free. Two patients (28.6%) had more than 50% reduction in seizure frequency, but 4 patients (57.2%) showed no improvement at all. The percentage of cases with significant improvement (more than 50% reduction of seizure frequency) was 43% (3 in 7), which is lower than in the patients with bisynchronous anterior-dominant EDs (64.8%). Conclusions: Our preliminary results suggest that anterior partial callosotomy could still be helpful in cases with bisynchronous posterior-dominant epileptiform discharges but the prognosis may be less optimistic than for those with anteriorly located discharges.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology