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What is the functional hemispherectomy surgery for epilepsy?

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Hemispherectomy is a brain surgery where your surgeon takes out half of your brain. A functional hemispherectomy, on the other hand, leaves the hemisphere in place but disconnects it from the rest of your brain. The surgeon removes only a small area of brain tissue. This surgery is mostly for children younger than 13 who have one hemisphere that doesn’t work the way it should.

From: What Is Epilepsy Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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