Ventroposterolateral pallidotomy can abolish all parkinsonian symptoms.

  title={Ventroposterolateral pallidotomy can abolish all parkinsonian symptoms.},
  author={Lauri V. Laitinen and A. Tommy Bergenheim and Marwan I. Hariz},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  volume={58 1-4},
Stereotactic ventroposterolateral pallidotomy in 46 parkinsonian patients resulted in a complete or almost complete and long-lasting relief of rigidity and hypokinesia in 91% of the patients. Good tremor effect was obtained in 80% of them. The L-dopa-induced dyskinesias, gait and speech improved in most patients. Complications were observed in 7 cases after 51 pallidotomies, i.e. 14% (partial homonymous hemianopia in 6 and transient dysphasia and facial weakness in 1). We believe that the good… CONTINUE READING


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