Advanced neurosurgery done on epilepsy patient - MMHRC

Advanced neurosurgery done on epilepsy patient
Neurosurgery, News
355 Views June 10, 2022

A Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS), a unique functional neurosurgery to control seizures (fits), was performed on a 33-year-old man recently and he has recovered well at Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre in Madurai.

According to a press release, the man hailing from Madurai has been suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy after a severe head injury a year ago. He underwent a two-hour-long procedure and was discharged within five days after the procedure to resume all normal activities.

The patient who used to have numerous seizures in a week was leading a seizure-free life for six months post-procedure, and took only fewer anti-seizure drugs than before, it said.The treatment was planne by a multidisciplinary team, led by T.C. Vijay Anand, senior consultant and Head, Department of Neurology, and S. Narendiran, consultant, Department of Neurology.The procedure was successfully performed by K. Selvamuthukumaran, senior consultant and Head, Department of Neurosurgery.

SOURCE: The Hindu

DATE: 10:06:2022

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