Scientific article

Surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease

Published inCurrent opinion in neurology, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 417-425
Publication date1999

Ablative surgery and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease can be performed in the thalamus, the pallidum and the subthalamic nucleus. The efficacy and safety of unilateral pallidotomy is well established. Deep brain stimulation has a lower morbidity and is preferred for bilateral surgery. The subthalamic nucleus presently seems to be the most promising target in advanced stage Parkinson's disease.

  • Electric Stimulation/methods
  • Globus Pallidus/physiology/surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Parkinson Disease/pathology/surgery
  • Subthalamic Nucleus/physiology/surgery
  • Thalamus/surgery
Citation (ISO format)
KRACK, Paul et al. Surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease. In: Current opinion in neurology, 1999, vol. 12, n° 4, p. 417–425.
ISSN of the journal1350-7540

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