Epilepsy in brain metastasis: an emerging entity

AbstractPurpose of reviewThe purpose of this review is to highlight advances in the management of seizures in brain metastases from solid tumors.Recent findingsThe highest risk for seizures is in patients with melanoma and lung cancer. There is lack of data on the efficacy of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), but interactions between enzyme-inducing AEDs and anticancer agents must be avoided. Levetiracetam and valproic acid are the most appropriate drugs. Prophylaxis with AEDs for patients with brain metastases without a history of seizures is not recommended. Total resection of a brain metastasis allows complete seizure control. Seizures may represent an adverse effect of stereotactic radiosurgery or of high-dose chemotherapy.SummaryNew preclinical and clinical studies should define the risk of brain metastasis in light of the new treatment options in the different tumor types. New clinical trials should be designed in patients with brain metastases in terms of treatment or prophylaxis of seizures.
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cerebral Palsy Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research
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Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Treat Options Neurol Source Type: research
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