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Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and major depression. VNS uses an implanted stimulator that sends electric impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck via a lead wire implanted under the skin.
|Purpose||Patients||Patients with evaluations||Perceived Effectiveness|
|Seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic)||31||12|
|Seizures (complex partial)||22||7|
|Depression with suicidal thoughts||2||0||
|Bipolar manic episodes||1||1|
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