Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Mahmoud Taha

Mahmoud Taha
Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam,
Amer Bin Thabet St. Dammam 31444
Slovak republic

  • Case Report
    Insertion of Vagus Nerve Stimulation in a Child with Left Sided VP Shunt
    Author(s): Mahmoud Taha and Raida AlbaradiMahmoud Taha and Raida Albaradi

    Background: Vagus nerve stimulation is an adjunct device used for the treatment of drug-resistant (refractory) epilepsy. Insertion of this device is usually straightforward in patients with no previous surgery or scar in the left side of the neck or chest wall. Methods: We present a case of 6-year-old girl who had refractory seizures and left-sided programmable ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. VNS device were inserted and several modifications to the standard surgical procedure were made in order to avoid the distal catheter of the shunt in the neck and in the anterior chest wall. Results: The child had no immediate complication related to her VP shunt or her VNS device at discharge or at 3 and 6 months follow up. The stimulation was successfully initiated 2 weeks post operatively. Her seizure control improved slightly at 6 months of.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000229

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