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Following a total of 386 deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures in Oxford, only two seizures have been recorded in the peri-operative period. Both patients had MS and underwent thalamic DBS for tremor and these 2 cases are presented here. The incidence of peri-operative seizures in MS patients undergoing DBS procedures is more than 8-fold greater than that expected for patients undergoing DBS procedures. Further experience with DBS procedures in MS patients is needed to determine whether there is a role for peri-operative anticonvulsants in these patients.

Original publication

DOI

10.3109/02688690903577631

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Neurosurg

Publication Date

06/2010

Volume

24

Pages

289 - 290

Keywords

Adult, Deep Brain Stimulation, Female, Humans, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures, Treatment Outcome, Tremor