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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 of a newly diagnosed primary brain tumor. We suggest that the nucleus ventralis oralis posterior may be another thalamic target of DBS in epilepsy.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jocn.2010.10.018

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Neurosci

Publication Date

07/2011

Volume

18

Pages

972 - 973

Keywords

Aged, Brain Neoplasms, Deep Brain Stimulation, Female, Glioblastoma, Humans, Multiple Sclerosis, Posterior Thalamic Nuclei, Seizures, Tremor