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Descriptor English: Hemispherectomy
Descriptor Spanish: Hemisferectomía
Descriptor Portuguese: Hemisferectomia
Descriptor French: Hémisphérectomie
Entry term(s): Functional Hemispherectomy
Hemispherectomy, Functional
Hemispherectomy, Partial
Hemispherectomy, Total
Partial Hemispherectomy
Total Hemispherectomy
Tree number(s): E04.525.160.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D038421
Scope note: 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.
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Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
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LJ legislation & jurisprudence
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MT methods
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VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Epilepsy (1965-2002)
Hemiplegia (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
DeCS ID: 37569
Unique ID: D038421
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Hemispherectomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0415993
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Hemispherectomy
Total Hemispherectomy - Narrower
Concept UI M0415994
Scope note Removal of the entire cortex, sparing the BASAL GANGLIA.
Preferred term Total Hemispherectomy
Entry term(s) Hemispherectomy, Total
Partial Hemispherectomy - Narrower
Concept UI M0415995
Scope note The procedure consists of removing frontal and temporal lobes, and complete disconnection of the remaining cortex and CORPUS CALLOSUM.
Preferred term Partial Hemispherectomy
Entry term(s) Functional Hemispherectomy
Hemispherectomy, Functional
Hemispherectomy, Partial



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