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What problems could happen after a corpus callosotomy?

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Serious problems are uncommon, but there are risks, including:

Any surgery could result in infection, bleeding, or an allergic reaction to anesthesia.

  • Swelling in the brain
  • Lack of awareness of one side of the body
  • Loss of coordination
  • Problems with speech, such as stuttering
  • Increase in partial seizures (occurring on one side of the brain)
  • Stroke

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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