J Pediatr Epilepsy 2018; 07(02): 076-080
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1668585
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Epilepsy Surgery in Antibody-Associated Autoimmune Encephalitis and Epilepsies: Review of Literature

Aimee F. Luat
1  Carman and Ann Adams Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States
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02 June 2018

20 June 2018

Publication Date:
03 September 2018 (eFirst)


There is lack of studies that explore the role of epilepsy surgery in the treatment of drug-refractory antibody-associated autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsies. Some case reports and series suggest that surgical treatment may still be an option, but compared with other etiologies, its surgical outcome seems to be less favorable. The following review summarizes the existing experience on the surgical treatment of drug-refractory seizures associated with antibody-associated autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsies.