VNS has been reported to decrease seizure frequency in patients with partial and generalized epilepsies unresponsive to antiepileptic drugs. Six patients (4M), aged 17-47, affected by medically intractable partial (5 cases) and generalized epilepsy (1 case) were implanted with a left vagus nerve stimulator (mod. 100 Cyberonics Inc., USA). Compared with pretreatment baseline was observed a 26.3-61% decrease in seizure frequency. Major events were tingling and hoarseness during stimulation. No surgical complications were observed in all patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of medically intractable epilepsy: Preliminary data|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology