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Possible seizure suppression via deep brain stimulation of the thalamic ventralis oralis posterior nucleus.

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Surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy with deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit in some patients and with the recent publication of a randomised control study its use is likely to increase in the future. We describe a patient who developed a focal epileptic seizure within a few seconds of momentarily turning off the DBS stimulator in the nucleus ventralis oralis posterior, with which she was successfully treated for tremor. The seizure was the result o...

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10.1016/j.jocn.2010.10.018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Volume:
18
Issue:
7
Pages:
972-973
Publication date:
2011-07-01
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EISSN:
1532-2653
ISSN:
0967-5868
Source identifiers:
141670
Language:
English
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pubs:141670
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uuid:8e84b385-aff4-4012-bbdc-e0df09344e60
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pubs:141670
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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