Vagal nerve stimulator

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

25 year old with history of uncontrollable seizures. Prior history of myasthenia gravis and has had sternotomy, explain why ?

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

What is this device ?

Modality: X-ray

Prior sternotomy for thymectomy for myasthenia gravis. Left sided vagal nerve stimulator for uncontrollable seizures.

Case Discussion

Indication for this device are uncontrollable seizures on multiple medications, severe depression.

Always placed on one side, the left vagal nerve.

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Case Information

rID: 26836
Case created: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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