Published in Neurological Diseases and Disorders Weekly, November 15th, 1999
VNS was first reported as a treatment for epilepsy uncontrolled by medication or surgery in 1990. It involves implantation of an electrical pulse generator in the chest, linked to a stimulating lead coil implanted around the left vagus nerve in the neck.
This nerve controls abdominal organ function and is believed to stimulate electrical activity there that induces changes in brain...
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