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2021 May 24



Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS) and epilepsy: A systematic review of the literature.


Lampros M, Vlachos N, Zigouris A, Voulgaris S, Alexiou GA
Seizure. 2021 May 24; 91:40-48.
PMID: 34090145.


Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (t-VNS) has been proposed as an alternative method for the treatment of various neurological and psychiatric disorders. Contrary to the classic invasive vagus nerve stimulation (i-VNS), t-VNS does not require surgical intervention. The application of t-VNS for the treatment of epilepsy has been poorly studied. Hence, we performed a systematic review of the literature to elucidate efficacy, adverse effects and technical features of t-VNS in patients with epilepsy.