Vagus nerve stimulation(VNS) induced status epilepticus: A case report

Vagus nerve stimulation(VNS) induced status epilepticus: A case report
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a well-established neuromodulation approach for the treatment of intractable focal epilepsy, by affecting the thalamus and other limbic structures [1]. Typical adverse effects of VNS include hoarseness, cough and local paresthesia [2]. Here, we report a case of a focal epilepsy patient treated with VNS who developed aggravation of seizures and occurrence of status epilepticus, which is considered a rare post-VNS adverse effect (see Fig. 1). ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Ting Zhang, ZiHua He, Jinmei Li