January 27, 2018

Corpus Callosotomy Can Help Reduce Seizures in Patients with Refractory Epilepsy Following Vagal Nerve Stimulation

According to news originating from Lebanon, New Hampshire, “Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and corpus callosotomy (CC) have both been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Recent case series have reviewed the efficacy of VNS in patients who have undergone CC, with encouraging results.”

The research, “Efficacy and safety of corpus callosotomy after vagal nerve stimulation in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy,” concluded: “The authors demonstrate that CC can help reduce seizures in patients with medically refractory epilepsy following VNS, particularly with respect to drop attacks. “