Cost-benefit of vagus nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy.

  title={Cost-benefit of vagus nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy.},
  author={P Boon and Kristl Vonck and Michel D'Have and Siobhan O'Connor and Thomas Vandekerckhove and Jacques L De Reuck},
  journal={Acta neurologica Belgica},
  volume={99 4},
PURPOSE Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established treatment for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are unsuitable candidates for conventional epilepsy surgery. VNS requires an initial financial investment but apart from our own previous study there are no reports on cost-benefit published to date. The purpose of this paper is to assess prospectively the cost-benefit ratio of VNS in a series of patients with long term follow-up. METHODS Our experience with VNS comprises 25… CONTINUE READING


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