Neurosurgical treatment for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the Italian perspective.

  title={Neurosurgical treatment for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the Italian perspective.},
  author={Mauro Porta and Marco Sassi and Fizzah Ali and Andrea E. Cavanna and Domenico Servello},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={67 6},
Despite the availability of both pharmacological and behavioral therapies for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (GTS), a subgroup of patients suffer intractable disease and require treatment through non-conservative means. Since 1955, various neurosurgical procedures have been considered as a potential resort for this severely affected sub-group; this article reviews the neurosurgical treatment for GTS, with in-depth discussion on deep brain stimulation (DBS). Internationally, 39 cases of GTS… CONTINUE READING

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