Aggravation of seizures and status epilepticus after vagal nerve stimulation therapy: the first pediatric case and review of the literature


ARHAN E., SERDAROĞLU A., HIRFANOĞLU T., KURT G.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.34, no.9, pp.1799-1801, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-018-3806-x
  • Journal Name: CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1799-1801
  • Keywords: Epilepsy, Seizures, Vagal nerve stimulation, EPILEPSY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 13-year-old girl presented with refractory secondary generalized focal epilepsy. Vagal nerve stimulator was implanted because of drug-resistant epilepsy. After the increase of vagal nerve stimulator current output to a relatively high level, the patient experienced seizure aggravation and status epilepticus.