callosotomy


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severing the corpus callosum so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted (in cases of severe intractable epilepsy)

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Spike-monitoring of anaesthesia for corpus callosotomy using bilateral bispectral index.
By the end of the novel, Tichy's left brain finally discovers in Morse code a foolproof means of communicating with his right brain in spite of the callosotomy.
After video EEG monitoring, a corpus callosotomy was performed.
Common Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of epilepsy Anterior temporal lobectomy Amygdalohippocampectomy Extratemporal resection Lesionectomy Corpus callosotomy Hemispherectomy and large multilobar resections
They wanted to perform a corpus callosotomy, where the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the brain's hemispheres are partially or completely severed.
A surgery called a corpus callosotomy either partially or completely severs the corpus callosum--the nerve fibers that connect the brain's hemispheres.
She may now be facing surgery, either implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator or a corpus callosotomy.
She is now facing two possible surgeries to help control the seizures: implantation of a vagal nerve stimulator (a device which electronically stimulates the vagus nerve in the neck), and/or a corpus callosotomy (a surgical procedure to separate the two hemispheres of the brain).