Rasmussen syndrome

Rasmussen syndrome first appears primarily in childhood and is characterized by the development of refractory partial seizures and progressive hemiparesis with radiological changes of slowly progressive hemispheric atrophy. Cognitive impairment is also apparent.  Hemispherectomy or hemispheric disconnection remains the only cure for progressive epilepsy and should be considered early in the course to prevent comorbidity. The decision to perform surgery is often challenging, as the risk–benefit assessment requires considerable clinical experience, particularly when the dominant hemisphere is affected.
If you have a child who you think may have this condition and you would like us to review the diagnosis or provide genetic testing please contact us at neuroscience@meyer.it