Up to 45,000 vagal nerve stimulators (VNS) have been implanted around the world until January 2007. Though the operation is done frequently, complications have rarely been reported. Primary implantation is a secure procedure. Possible complications and side effects can be divided into surgery-related, device-related, and stimulation-dependent. Operative revisions are especially technically fastidious in young children. The following article describes possible problems and their treatment in VNS therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Implantation and complications of vagal nerve stimulators|
|Journal||Journal fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|