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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Vagus nerve stimulation in children with drug-resistant epilepsy: age at implantation and shorter duration of epilepsy as predictors of better efficacy? Volume 17, issue 3, September 2015


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1 Paediatric Neurology
2 Neurosurgery, University Hospitals KULeuven, Leuven
3 Neurology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium
* Correspondence: Lieven Lagae Department of Development and Regeneration, Section Paediatric Neurology, University Hospitals KULeuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • Key words: VNS, vagus nerve stimulation, drug-resistant epilepsy, children
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2015.0768
  • Page(s) : 308-14
  • Published in: 2015


To study the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy in a highly drug-resistant childhood epilepsy patient group and to investigate the effect of age at implantation on efficacy.