An institutional experience with cervical vagus nerve trunk stimulation for medically refractory epilepsy: rationale, technique, and outcome.

@article{Amar1998AnIE,
  title={An institutional experience with cervical vagus nerve trunk stimulation for medically refractory epilepsy: rationale, technique, and outcome.},
  author={Arun Paul Amar and Christi N. Heck and Michael L Levy and Terry V. Smith and Christopher. DeGiorgio and Stephanie Oviedo and Michael L. J. Apuzzo},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={
          1265-76; discussion 1276-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Intermittent stimulation of the left cervical vagus nerve trunk is emerging as a novel adjunct in the treatment of medically refractory seizures. We sought to evaluate theoretical and practical issues attendant to this concept. We review the anatomic and physiological background arguing for clinical application of vagus nerve stimulation, discuss salient aspects of patient selection and the nuances of surgical technique, and present our observations of and results from application of… CONTINUE READING
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