Epilepsy Behav 2021 Sep 16;124:108298. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Neurosciences, Seattle Children's Hospital, United States; Center for Integrated Brain Research, Seattle Children's Hospital, United States; Department of Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine, United States; Division of Pediatric Neurology, Seattle Children's Hospital, United States.
Objective: Our purpose was to characterize neuropsychological evaluation (NP) outcome following functional hemispherectomy in a large, representative cohort of pediatric patients.
Methods: We evaluated seizure and NP outcomes and medical variables for all post-hemispherectomy patients from Seattle Children's Hospital epilepsy surgery program between 1996 and 2020. Neuropsychological evaluation outcome tests used were not available on all patients due to the diversity of patient ages and competency that is typical of a representative pediatric cohort; all patients had at least an adaptive functioning or intelligence measure, and a subgroup had memory testing. Read More