Scientific article

Intraoperative micro- and macrostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson's disease

Published inMovement disorders, vol. 17 Suppl 3, p. S155-161
Publication date2002

Studying the clinical effects induced by electrical stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) area in a parkinsonian patient under local anesthesia is a mandatory step to determine the precise location of the final chronic electrode. Using multiple microelectrodes, preferably in a concentric parallel array allows a precise mapping of the STN region. The most reliable features to determine the suitable target are stimulation-induced dyskinesias and rigidity decrease at a low intensity without adverse effects or only at far higher intensities. New skills are needed to assess all stimulation-induced effects and interpret them in anatomo-functional terms.

  • Brain Mapping/instrumentation/methods
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Humans
  • Microelectrodes
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative/instrumentation
  • Neurons/physiology
  • Parkinson Disease/physiopathology/surgery/therapy
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Subthalamic Nucleus/physiopathology/surgery
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
POLLAK, Pierre et al. Intraoperative micro- and macrostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease. In: Movement disorders, 2002, vol. 17 Suppl 3, p. S155–161.
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ISSN of the journal0885-3185

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