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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004 Winter;16(1):37-40.

Hypersexuality after right pallidotomy for Parkinson's disease.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles, USA.


The authors describe hypersexuality following atypical right pallidotomy for intractable Parkinson's Disease (PD). This patient and literature review suggest important roles for the pallidum in sexual behavior and dopamine in sexual arousal.

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