Neural Activity of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Parkinson's Disease Patients

@article{Yokoyama1998NeuralAO,
  title={Neural Activity of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Parkinson's Disease Patients},
  author={Tetsuo Yokoyama and Kenji Sugiyama and Shigeru Nishizawa and Toshiaki Tanaka and Naoki Yokota and S. Ohta and Kazuo Uemura},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={1998},
  volume={140},
  pages={1287-1291}
}
 The neural activity pattern of the subthalmic nucleus (STN) was investigated in five patients with Parkinson's disease who were scheduled for electrode implantation for chronic stimulation of the STN.  The initial target was placed 8 mm or 10 mm lateral to the midline, 3 mm to 4 mm posterior to the midcommissural point, and 5 mm to 6 mm below the intercommissural (AC-PC) line. The STN was identified by semi-microelectrode recordings with a trajectory moving laterally in 2-mm steps. The… CONTINUE READING