Therapeutic efficacy of unilateral subthalamotomy in Parkinson's disease: results in 89 patients followed for up to 36 months.

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BACKGROUND Stereotactic thermocoagulative lesions of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) have been shown to induce significant motor improvement in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). PATIENTS AND METHODS 89 patients with PD were treated with unilateral subthalamotomy. 68 patients were available for evaluations after 12 months, 36 at 24 months and 25 at 36… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2008.154948

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@article{Alvarez2009TherapeuticEO, title={Therapeutic efficacy of unilateral subthalamotomy in Parkinson's disease: results in 89 patients followed for up to 36 months.}, author={L. F. Alvarez and Rocio I R Macias and Nancy Pav{\'o}n and G. L{\'o}pez and Maria C. Rodriguez-Oroz and R. Rodr{\'i}guez and M. Alvarez and Inti Pedroso and Jos{\'e} Blanco Teijeiro and R. Fernandez and Enrique Casabona and Sara Barbosa Salazar and Carlos Maragoto and Miguel Carballo and I. Garc{\'i}a and Jurge Guridi and Jorge L. Juncos and Mark DeLong and J. A. Obeso}, journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry}, year={2009}, volume={80 9}, pages={979-85} }