Many Epileptic Children Experience Seizures for Years Before Obtaining Needed Surgery, UCLA Study Finds
Children with epilepsy often face barriers to surgery when medication no longer helps, according to a new UCLA study. Researchers found that many such children had seizures for more than five years before receiving needed surgery. Parents cited several barriers to obtaining the surgery, including insurance issues, confusion about the condition and trouble finding appropriate doctors.
- "Even When Medically Necessary, Children Face Barriers to Epileptic Surgery, Study Finds" (Guzik, HealthyCal, 4/30).