MRI-guided subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation without microelectrode recording: can we dispense with surgery under local anaesthesia?

@article{Nakajima2011MRIguidedSN,
  title={MRI-guided subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation without microelectrode recording: can we dispense with surgery under local anaesthesia?},
  author={Takeshi Nakajima and Ludvic U. Zrinzo and Thomas Foltynie and Iciar Aviles Olmos and Chris M. Taylor and Marwan I. Hariz and Patricia Limousin},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={318-25}
}
AIMS Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) is traditionally performed under local anaesthetic (LA). STN visualization and routine validation of electrode location on stereotactic MRI may allow surgery under general anaesthesia (GA). This study compares the clinical outcome of MRI-guided STN DBS performed under LA or GA in a consecutive patient series. METHODS Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor scores (UPDRS-III) in 14 GA patients (mean… CONTINUE READING