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Descriptor English:   Hemispherectomy 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hemisferectomía 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hemisferectomia 
Synonyms English:   Functional Hemispherectomy
Partial Hemispherectomy
Total Hemispherectomy
Hemispherectomy, Functional
Hemispherectomy, Partial
Hemispherectomy, Total  
Tree Number:   E04.525.160.500
Definition English:   A neurosurgical procedure that removes or disconnects the epileptogenic CEREBRAL CORTEX of a hemisphere. Hemispherectomy is usually performed for patients with intractable unilateral EPILEPSY due to malformations of cortical development or brain lesions. Depending on the epileptogenic area in the hemisphere, cortical removal can be total or partial. 
History Note English:   2003 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ED education
ES ethics HI history
IS instrumentation LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods MO mortality
NU nursing PX psychology
RH rehabilitation ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
UT utilization VE veterinary
Record Number:   37569 
Unique Identifier:   D038421 

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