Reversible sleep-related stridor during vagus nerve stimulation

Erik K St Louis, Kevin Faber

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Abstract

A 23-year-old woman without history of antecedent vocal, respiratory, or sleep disorders received vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy for refractory partial epilepsy and developed sleep-related stridor during the course of parameter titration. Reduction of VNS current during polysomnography completely eliminated stridor. We conclude that VNS may cause sleep-related stridor in rare cases, expanding the spectrum of known sleep-disordered breathing disorders associated with VNS therapy. Parameter adjustment during polysomnography may resolve nocturnal stridor caused by VNS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Respiratory Sounds
Sleep
Polysomnography
Social Adjustment
Partial Epilepsy
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Breathing
  • Epilepsy
  • Polysomnogram
  • Sleep
  • Stridor
  • VNS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Reversible sleep-related stridor during vagus nerve stimulation. / St Louis, Erik K; Faber, Kevin.

In: Epileptic Disorders, Vol. 12, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 76-78.

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