Stereotactic surgery and Parkinson's disease.

  title={Stereotactic surgery and Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Hirotaro Narabayashi},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  volume={70 2-4},
With a short description of the historical background, thalamotomy and posteroventral pallidotomy (PVP) are introduced as effective means to alleviate motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). Rigidity and dopa-induced dyskinesia are improved and abolished by either of the two procedures, but tremor is more markedly improved by thalamotomy than by PVP. To… CONTINUE READING