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Definition of MST

MST: A multiple subpial transection (MST) is a procedure is used to help control seizures that begin in areas of the brain that cannot be safely removed. The surgeon makes a series of shallow cuts (transections) in the brain tissue. These cuts interrupt the movement of seizure impulses but do not disturb normal brain activity, leaving the person's abilities intact.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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