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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 181-185

Use of antiepileptic drugs in children with brain tumors: A review for acute management

1 Physician, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
2 Professor of Neurosurgery, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, 133-207, Haryana, India
3 Physician, Universidad Industrial de Santander, UIS, Bucaramanga, Colombia
4 Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
6 Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery Division, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas-SP, Brazil
7 Neurosurgeon, Clinica General del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
8 Neurosurgeon-Critical Care, University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Correspondence Address:
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Neurosurgeon-Critical Care, University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2221-6189.244164

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Patients with primary or secondary tumors in the central nervous system may have seizures resulting from direct tissue damage, metabolic abnormalities, infection, or toxic side effects of medications. In pediatric patients, it is more frequent to use drugs to control secondary epilepsy. In this article, we discuss the main nuances of antiepileptic drugs for the proper management of children with central nervous system tumors.

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