John Libbey Eurotext

Patience can be a virtue with deep brain stimulation of the anterior thalami: another case report Volume 19, issue 1, March 2017


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1 University Otto-von-Guericke, Department of Neurology, Magdeburg
2 University Otto-von-Guericke, Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Magdeburg
3 Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg,
4 Epilepsy-Center Berlin-Brandenburg, Department of Neurology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
* Correspondence

To the Editor, We read with great interest the case report by Grewal et al. (Grewal et al., 2016). A patient classified as a “non-responder” after seizure recurrence within the first month of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) treatment subsequently achieved more than four seizure-free years. The authors referred to the clinical observation that efficacy of neurostimulation has been shown to improve over time and recommended a one-year minimum observation period before considering RNS [...]