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What is a corpus callosotomy?

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A corpus callosotomy, sometimes called split-brain surgery, is an operation that cuts the a band of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum located deep in the brain that connects the two halves (hemispheres). This interrupts the spread of seizures from one side to the other. Seizures continue on the side of the brain where they start, but they're usually less severe.

From: Epilepsy and the Corpus Callosotomy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: New York University Langone Medical Center. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCE: New York University Langone Medical Center. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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