Tratamiento de la epilepsia

Los nervios vagos parten del cerebro, a ambos lados de la cabeza, y descienden por el cuello a lo largo del esófago, hacia el tracto intestinal. Son los nervios más largos del organismo y afectan la deglución y el habla. También se conectan a las partes del cerebro involucradas con las convulsiones. En muchos trastornos convulsivos la estimulación eléctrica de los nervios vagos puede aliviar los síntomas.Tratamiento de la epilepsia

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Last reviewed 2/16/2012 by Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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