Is Minimally Invasive Laser Ablation Safe and Effective for Removing Epileptogenic Hypothalamic Hamartomas?
A team of neurosurgeons reported at the AAN annual meeting that minimally invasive stereotactic laser ablation could be a safer alternative than traditional surgery for removing epileptogenic hypothalamic hamartomas. In a video discussion, Jacqueline A. French, MD — professor of neurology at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, president
of the American Epilepsy Society, and a member of the Neurology Today editorial advisory board — discusses why this is a development that
clinicians may welcome, but offers caveats for future research that is needed before the surgery should be considered.