When a 35-year-old presented with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, SEEG and cortico-cortical evoked potentials proved crucial in localizing a single focus and paving the way for seizure control through laser ablation.
It took over six years, 20+ visits, participation in two clinical drug trials and more to convince this physician patient the time was right to try deep brain stimulation. We share caregiving lessons learned along the way.
This 19-year-old’s case was marked by significant proximal large vessel tortuosity and extensive prior aortic instrumentation, demanding alternate vascular access with a hybrid approach.
An early use of laser interstitial thermal therapy followed by chemo-radiation has left a patient with WHO grade IV astrocytoma with no evidence of residual tumor or recurrence more than 6.5 years later.
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