Stereotactic surgical approach to hypothalamic hamartomas

Academic Article


  • Hypothalamic hamartomas are often associated to a progressive epileptic encephalopathy. Non-invasive data indicates that destruction or isolation of the hamartoma may stop seizures. We present data on patients who underwent stereotactic radiofrequency with or without endoscopy. Epilepsy improved in 60% of patients with minimal morbidity. This approach was less succesful in large lesions. These results indicate that this approach should be considered in patients with small/medium lesions.
  • Author List

  • Kuzniecky RI; Guthrie BL
  • Start Page

  • 275
  • End Page

  • 280
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 4