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Minimally invasive hemispherotomy for refractory epilepsy in infants and young adults'
  1. Ramesh Doddamani1,
  2. Ravichandra Kota1,
  3. Nihal Ahemad1,
  4. Poodipedi Sarat Chandra1,
  5. Manjari Tripathi2
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ramesh Doddamani, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India; drsdramesh{at}

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We read with interest the article by Pearl et al1 on the method of endovascular embolic hemispherotomy (EEH). The authors are to be congratulated for developing this innovative technique of staged embolic hemispherotomy using an endovascular technique as a standalone procedure.1 In the initial period, the authors performed staged embolization for Hemimegalencephaly (HME) with intractable epilepsy in four infants.2 3 In these initial cases, the authors noted a reduction in seizures, and then performed surgical hemispherotomy.2 The authors performed staged embolization beyond the circle of Willis, as a …

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  • Contributors Concept and design: RD. Manuscript drafting: RD, PSC, and MT. Manuscript editing: RK and NA.

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