Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in elderly patients – analysis of outcome and complications

@article{Vesper2007SubthalamicND,
  title={Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in elderly patients – analysis of outcome and complications},
  author={Jan Vesper and Susanne Haak and Christoph B. Ostertag and Guido Nikkhah},
  journal={BMC Neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing discussion about age limits for deep brain stimulation (DBS). Current indications for DBS are tremor-dominant disorders, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia. Electrode implantation for DBS with analgesia and sedation makes surgery more comfortable, especially for elderly patients. However, the value of DBS in terms of benefit-risk ratio in this patient population is still uncertain. METHODS Bilateral electrode implantation into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) was… CONTINUE READING
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