Staged bilateral pallidotomy for treatment of Parkinson disease.

  title={Staged bilateral pallidotomy for treatment of Parkinson disease.},
  author={P M Intemann and Donna A Masterman and Indhu Subramanian and Antonio DeSalles and Eric D. Behnke and Robert Frysinger and Jeff M. Bronstein},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={94 3},
OBJECT Several investigators have described the motor benefits derived from performing unilateral stereotactic pallidotomy for the treatment of Parkinson disease (PD), but little is known about the efficacy and complication rates of bilateral procedures. The goal of this study was to assess both these factors in 12 patients. METHODS Eleven patients with medically intractable PD underwent staged bilateral pallidotomy and one patient underwent a simultaneous bilateral procedure. Unilateral… CONTINUE READING