Brain-responsive neurostimulation in adult-onset rasmussen's encephalitis

Anteneh M. Feyissa, Alaa S. Mohamed, William O. Tatum, Alana S. Campbell, A. Sebastian Lopez-Chiriboga

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Epilepsy associated with Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is highly resistant to standard therapy and continues to present a therapeutic challenge. While epilepsy surgery remains the most effective management for patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy and RE, hemispherotomy may debilitating consequences on adult patients. Here we present the outcome of a 32-year-old woman with adult-onset Rasmussen's, who was treated with brain-responsive neurostimulation (RNS) after failure of several immunotherapeutic and anti-seizure medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100445
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior Reports
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • RNS
  • Rasmussen's encephalitis
  • Responsive neurostimulation
  • drug-resistant epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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