Neurol Clin Pract 2021 Apr;11(2):158-166
Department of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine (KL, MS), University Children's Hospital Tübingen, Germany; Clinic for Neuropediatrics and Neurorehabilitation (MS), Epilepsy Center for Children and Adolescents, Schön Klinik Vogtareuth, Germany; Pediatric Neurology (KL), Inselspital University Children's Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland; and Department of Neuropediatrics (SEB), University Children's Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
Objective: Hemidecortication is a therapeutic option in patients with drug-resistant structural epilepsy. If surgery is performed early enough in left-hemispheric pathology, the plasticity of the developing brain may enable the right hemisphere to take over language-if this has not occurred before surgery. A systematic overview of potential predictors of language outcome after left hemidecortication in children is warranted. Read More