John Libbey Eurotext

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of anterior nucleus thalami (ANT) in female epilepsy patients during pregnancy and delivery: experience from two cases Volume 23, numéro 6, December 2021

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1 Hamburg Epilepsy Center, Protestant Hospital Alsterdorf, Department of Neurology and Epileptology, Hamburg, Germany
2 University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Department of Neurosurgery, Hamburg, Germany
* Correspondence: Patrick M. House Hamburg Epilepsy Center, Protestant Hospital Alsterdorf, Department of Neurology and Epileptology, Elisabeth-Flügge-Str. 1, 22337 Hamburg, Germany

For patients with drug-refractory epilepsy, deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) can be a therapeutic option [1-4]. During pregnancy, continuation of DBS cannot generally be recommended as there is insufficient data to justify this. There are 20 reported cases of pregnancy without complications under continued DBS of the subthalamic nucleus, globus pallidus internus, and thalamic ventral intermedius nucleus [5-7], but no cases under cyclic ANT-DBS. We report [...]