The endovascular embolic hemispherectomy team.

New hemimegalencephaly procedure is all about teamwork

Children’s National experts pioneered a novel approach of inducing strokes to stop seizures and improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in newborns under three months old with hemimegalencephaly (HME). The procedure, called an endovascular embolic hemispherectomy, can be safely used to provide definitive treatment of HME-related epilepsy in neonates and young infants. Monica Pearl, M.D., neurointerventional radiologist, and Panagiotis Kratimenos, M.D., Ph.D., neonatologist, discuss why having a multidisciplinary team skilled at this procedure is the reason we’re the only center in the world capable of providing this treatment.