Vagus nerve stimulator treatment in adult-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B8E440F89A40
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Vagus nerve stimulator treatment in adult-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis.
Journal
Epilepsy and Behavior
Author(s)
Grujic J., Bien C.G., Pollo C., Rossetti A.O.
ISSN
1525-5069 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1525-5050
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
1
Pages
123-125
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
We describe a patient with adult-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) responsive to vagus nerve stimulation. This previously healthy woman developed RE in the right hemisphere at the age of 27. Despite antiepileptic drug polytherapy, she continued to experience subcontinuous, simple-partial left-sided motor seizures and slowly progressive cognitive impairment. Resective surgery was not considered owing to the preservation of left motor skills. She was implanted with a vagus nerve stimulator at the age of 41; after 6 months she experienced a greater than 50% reduction in seizure frequency, which persisted over 2 years together with improvement of her neurological and cognitive status.
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17/01/2011 18:37
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