Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Reported issues

21 February 2009
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Some of the reported complications from getting the device inserted include:

- Infection
- Pain at the incision site
- Skin irritation
- Hoarseness
- Coughing

The battery is expected to last between 6 and 10 years and must be replaced by your doctor.

If you require any further information about the VNS please talk to your Neurologist/Epilepsy Specialist Nurse about this.

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