Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Treatment Modality for Epilepsy

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Abstract

Anticonvulsant medication is the golden standard for treatment of epilepsy. For patients who do not benefit sufficiently from anticonvulsants, vagal nerve stimulation using an implantable electrical nerve stimulator may be an option to reduce seizure frequency and intensity, thus improving patients' quality of life. The results of a series of vagus nerve stimulator implantations are described.

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