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Operation to stimulate vagus nerve successfully performed


Densmaa 2024-03-21 05:03

For the first time in Mongolia, the Third State Central Hospital successfully performed an operation on March 16 to stimulate the vagus nerve on patients with persistent cerebral palsy.

For the first time in Mongolia, the Third State Central Hospital successfully performed an operation on March 16 to stimulate the vagus nerve on patients with persistent cerebral palsy. The hospital's neurosurgery, neurology, and epilepsy researchers, together with visiting professor Changqin Liu from China, conducted a detailed examination and diagnosis of 12 patients, starting with a seven-year-old child and then adults. Among them, a 26-year-old patient with a diagnosis of drug-resistant epilepsy, who suffered from epilepsy since the age of six, had a maximum of 20 seizures per month, had this treatment done successfully. Vagus Nerve Stimulation is one of the advanced technologies that are less painful and risky for patients and work for seizures that are difficult to recover, by implanting a vagus nerve stimulation device under the skin of the neck area and using electrical stimulation to control epileptic seizures without opening the skull. There's one vagus nerve on each side of your body. The vagus nerve runs from the lower part of the brain through the neck to the chest and stomach. When the vagus nerve is stimulated, electrical impulses travel to areas of the brain. This alters brain activity to treat certain conditions. It is widely used as a treatment option for epilepsy. It is more effective for seizures that are not amenable to craniotomy or residual seizures after focal epileptic resection. Also, it is a potentially less damaging treatment for the brain and body than open craniotomy or high-dose antiepileptic drugs. According to the Ministry of Health, the patient who got the operation was transferred from the Intermediate Surgical Unit on the second day after the surgery, the health is good, and the nerve stimulation device is working normally.

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