Dev Med Child Neurol 2012 Jan 1;54(1):52-3. Epub 2011 Dec 1.
Department of Paediatric Neurology, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
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J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010 Oct;6(4):385-92
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Object: Microfibrillar collagen hemostat (MCH; trade name Avitene) is a partially water-insoluble acid salt of purified bovine corium collagen. This agent has been widely used to control hemorrhage at surgery, and especially during pediatric neurosurgeries at the authors' institution. Despite its effectiveness, rare case reports detailing adverse inflammatory reactions to MCH have been documented. Read More
J Child Neurol 2009 Jun 16;24(6):697-700. Epub 2009 Mar 16.
Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Agia Sofia, Athens, Greece.
Epilepsy surgery has been proposed as a safe alternative treatment for intractable epilepsy in children, especially for patients with structural brain abnormalities. We studied 24 consecutive children who underwent surgery for intractable epilepsy. There were 12 males and 12 females. Read More
J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010 Mar;5(3):271-6
Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Object: Ganglioglioma is the most common neoplasm causing focal epilepsy, accounting for approximately 40% of all epileptogenic tumors and for 1-4% of all pediatric CNS tumors. The optimal surgical treatment for pediatric epileptogenic ganglioglioma has not been fully established. The authors present their experience in the surgical management of these lesions. Read More