A prospective study of the families of 35 children with intractable epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery at Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW, Australia, found that those who were seizure-free had a greater improvement in the quality of life (QOL) than children with persistent seizures. The overall QOL questionnaire and subscales assessing cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical status, completed preoperatively and at 6 to 18 months after surgery, show significant improvement. [1]

COMMENT. Epilepsy surgery improves QOL in children with seizures controlled.