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Vagus nerve stimulator treatment in adult-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis.
Epilepsy and Behavior
Publication types: Journal Article
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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