Vagus nerve stimulation

Dzenan Lulic, Amir Ahmadian, Ali A. Baaj, Selim R. Benbadis, Fernando L. Vale

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Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a key tool in the treatment of patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Although the mechanism of action of VNS remains poorly understood, this modality is now the most widely used nonpharmacological treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy. The goal of this work is to review the history of VNS and provide information on recent advances and applications of this technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E5.1-E5.5
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Epilepsy
  • History
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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