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Parkinsons Dis. 2011;2011:679283. doi: 10.4061/2011/679283. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

Dementia after DBS Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review.

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  • 11st Department of Neurology, St. Anne's University Hospital, Medical School of Masaryk University, Pekarska 53, 656 91 Brno, Czech Republic.

Abstract

We report the case history of a 75-year-old woman with Parkinson's disease who developed severe cognitive problems after deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the bilateral subthalamic nuclei (STN). After a brief cognitive improvement, the patient gradually deteriorated until she developed full-blown dementia. We discuss the case with respect to the cognitive effects of STN DBS and the possible risk factors of dementia after STN DBS surgery.

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