Spike-monitoring of anaesthesia for corpus callosotomy
using bilateral bispectral index.
Gazzaniga, "Cortical and subcortical interhemispheric interactions following partial and complete callosotomy
," Archives of Neurology, vol.
Options for epilepsy surgery include resective surgery, corpus callosotomy
, multiple subpial transections and the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS Therapy[R]).
in the management of refractory epilepsy
Cerebral epilepsy surgery (corpus callosotomy
, temporal lobectomy, and hemispherectomy) may offer control or diminution of seizures in 10%-25% of those with poorly controlled seizures, but many patients are not optimal candidates or choose not to consider this option.
The answer to what went on during Tichy's crucial mission to the moon resides in the right hemisphere of his brain, which, of course, cannot communicate what it knows through ordinary linguistic means because those means have been denied it by the callosotomy
Finally, 16 (32 percent) of these patients had surgery, undergoing a lobectomy, tumor removal, or corpus callosotomy
to remove or control the seizure focus.
(b) I am certainly willing to say that when a human being's brain is split by a callosotomy
, her mind is split and thus may be said to become two minds, one based in the left brain and one in the right.
Very recently we administered the peripheral sensory stimulation protocols previously applied to study normal subjects (described in ) to patients with partial callosotomy
(Polonara et al., submitted).
After video EEG monitoring, a corpus callosotomy
Common Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of epilepsy Anterior temporal lobectomy Amygdalohippocampectomy Extratemporal resection Lesionectomy Corpus callosotomy
Hemispherectomy and large multilobar resections
It is less clear why McDougall was convinced that if he underwent a surgical callosotomy
his consciousness would remain unitary, i.e.