Pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation of the pallidum and subthalamic nucleus in advanced Parkinson's disease.

@article{Kumar1998PallidotomyAD,
  title={Pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation of the pallidum and subthalamic nucleus in advanced Parkinson's disease.},
  author={R. Ahok Kumar and Andres M. Lozano and Erwin B. Montgomery and Anthony E Lang},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  pages={73-82}
}
There has been a resurgence in the use of neurosurgical procedures for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Pallidotomy has become a widely performed procedure on the basis of reports which describe marked reduction of levodopa-induced dyskinesias and variable improvement in parkinsonism. Preliminary reports of the effects of globus pallidus internus (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) have also been promising. At 6-month follow up, a cohort of our first 40… CONTINUE READING