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Hemispherectomy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hemispherectomy
Tree Number(s)
E04.525.160.500
Unique ID
D038421
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Functional Hemispherectomy
Partial Hemispherectomy
Total Hemispherectomy
Previous Indexing
Epilepsy (1965-2002)
Hemiplegia (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Hemispherectomy Preferred
Total Hemispherectomy Narrower
Partial Hemispherectomy Narrower
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