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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: A Subset of HH Patients December 18, 2013

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.
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Matthew Troester, DO, leading epileptologist at the Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, co-authored “Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Symptomatic to Hypothalamic Hamartoma: Evolution and Long-term Outcome Following Surgery” in Pediatric Neurology.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a type of childhood epilepsy that  can be caused by a hypothalamic hamartoma. As this article points out, children with this syndrome often have a better prognosis when the cause is a hypothalamic hamartoma, but a worse prognosis than HH patients in general. Click here to read the abstract and full article.

Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

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