Does Vagal Nerve Stimulation Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex?

  title={Does Vagal Nerve Stimulation Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex?},
  author={Daniele Grioni and Andrea Landi},
  journal={World neurosurgery},

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