Vagal nerve stimulator

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


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 ?

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
Published: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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