Implantation und komplikationen der vagusnervstimulation

Translated title of the contribution: Implantation and complications of vagal nerve stimulators

Sebastian Spuck*, G. Nowak, J. Sperner, V. Tronnier

*Corresponding author for this work
6 Citations (Scopus)


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 contributionImplantation and complications of vagal nerve stimulators
Original languageGerman
JournalJournal fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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