By K.V. Slavin

Between neuromodulation tactics, electric stimulation of peripheral nerves (PNS) is one of the such a lot underappreciated modality. even though PNS is used for all types of health conditions, starting from power neuropathic soreness and headache to epilepsy, melancholy, high blood pressure and center failure, its value is often overshadowed via spinal twine stimulation and deep mind stimulation. whereas the sooner model of this ebook dealt solely with a variety of discomfort syndromes, this new quantity covers the full spectrum of PNS functions. Written by way of well-known professionals of their respective fields, the chapters of this identify describe using PNS within the administration of neurological, psychiatric, otorhinolaryngological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, colorectal and genitourinary problems. to mirror the complexity of the regulatory method, the e-book ends with a unique bankruptcy devoted to the present kingdom of approval of alternative PNS units. This e-book should be of serious worth to all those that take care of neuromodulation, together with clinicians who pick out PNS applicants, surgeons and different experts who implant PNS units, and researchers and engineers who paintings on making the stimulators more secure and more suitable.

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The vagus nerve is usually found in between in the depth. Sometimes a nerve is identified superficially of the carotid artery.  4, 5). VNS Technique and Complications Slavin KV (ed): Stimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System. The Neuromodulation Frontier. Prog Neurol Surg. 1159/000434653) 31 Fig. 3. Opening of the deep cervical fascia and blunt dissection medially of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Fig. 4. A neural structure is seen under the neurovascular sheath superficially to the carotid artery (ansa cervicalis).

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Fig. 2. Transverse skin incision at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and curved incision medially of the shoulder joint slightly above the anterior axillary fold. The platysma is bluntly divided and retracted.  3). Palpating the pulse of the carotid artery is essential before blunt dissection (with fingers) down to the neurovascular sheath. Sometimes the ventral part of the omohyoid muscle hinders exposure. Veins of the common facial vein complex can be coagulated and divided.

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