Hippocampal deep brain stimulation: persistent seizure control after bilateral extra-cranial electrode fracture

Massimo Piacentino, Giacomo Beggio, Lara Zordan, Paolo Bonanni

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Abstract

Hippocampal deep brain stimulation (DBS) can provide an effective alternative for intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. In this case report, we describe a peculiar outcome after a post-traumatic wire-disconnection of a bilateral hippocampal DBS device. The patient presented a postoperative long-term significant reduction in seizure frequency even with an absent electric stimulation. This case gives the possibility to consider alternatives in epilepsy surgery, based on stimulation interference (lesional or electrical disturbing) in the epileptogenic zone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1431-1435
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018

Keywords

  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Hippocampal DBS
  • Long-term seizure control
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Traumatic wire-disconnection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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