The Journal of ECT

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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31818e2d5d
Case Reports

Effective Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy After Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery

Glezer, Anna MD*; Murray, Evan MD†; Price, Bruce MD†; Cunningham, Miles MD, PhD‡

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The present case report describes a 53-year-old male patient with long-standing, refractory major depressive disorder admitted for electroconvulsive therapy. The patient had a history of head trauma and was status-post craniofacial surgery with mesh and metallic implants. We describe the patient's history and the concerns associated with performing electroconvulsive therapy on a patient with metallic skull implants, and we conclude with an account of successful treatment.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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