3 years ago

Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for the Treatment of Hypothalamic Hamartomas: A Retrospective Review.

Peter Nakaji, David S Xu, Francisco A Ponce, Tsinsue Chen, Ruth E Bristol, John F Kerrigan, Kris A Smith, Randall J Hlubek
Hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) are rare lesions associated with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Open surgery results in modest seizure control (about 50%) but has a significant associated morbidity. Radiosurgery is limited to a subset of patients due to latent therapeutic effects. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) offers a novel minimally invasive option.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyx604

DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyx604

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