Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Refractory Epilepsy in Tuberous Sclerosis

Nelia Zamponi, Cristina Petrelli, Claudia Passamonti, Romina Moavero, Paolo Curatolo

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Abstract

The goal of the study was to assess the long-term seizure and neuropsychologic outcomes of patients with tuberous sclerosis and refractory epilepsy who received vagus nerve stimulator implantation. Eleven patients with a follow-up period of at least 12 months were studied retrospectively. The mean age at the time of implantation was 14 years (range, 2-35). Seizure outcome was rated as class I (>80% seizure frequency reduction) in 1 (9%), class II (50-79% reduction) in 7 (63%), and class III (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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