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Mov Disord. 2007 Apr 15;22(5):679-84.

Stimulation of subthalamic fibre tracts reduces dyskinesias in STN-DBS.

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Department of Neurology, Neurozentrum, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt Kiel, Kiel, Germany.

Abstract

Rarely, the postoperative management of patients with subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is complicated by pharmacologically intractable dyskinesias. Here we report that in three of these patients additional stimulation of a proximal contact located within the subthalamic white matter may lead to a significant reduction of dyskinesias associated with STN-DBS. We propose that pallidofugal fiber tracts play a major role in the etiopathology of dyskinesias and their blockade through DBS may explain our observations.

PMID:
17266046
DOI:
10.1002/mds.21387
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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