Seattle Children's and Allen Brain Institute Brain Tissue Collaboration Study
Allen Brain Tissue Study
What is the goal of the study?
Lobectomy and hemispherectomy are surgeries that involve removal of part of the brain for treatment of epilepsy. During either procedure, part of the removed brain tissue is discarded. Researchers aim to collect a small piece of the tissue that would normally be discarded and share it with the Allen Institute. The goal of this research study is to learn more about the brain, its cells, its circuits and how everything works together. We hope to use this information to better understand the process of brain disorders, which may benefit others in the future.
Who can participate in the study?
This study may be a good fit for patients who: Are 26 years of age or under Are undergoing lobectomy or hemispherectomy for epilepsy