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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007;149(5):501-4; discussion 504. Epub 2007 Mar 28.

Use of a single semilinear incision in Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders.

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Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, University of Athens Medical School, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece. kouyialis@hotmail.com

Abstract

This technical note presents the authors experience in using a single semilinear incision for bilateral implantation of Deep Brain Stimulation electrodes in the treatment of movement disorders, in order to avoid some of the hardware and skin related complications of this procedure. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique are presented and discussed.

PMID:
17387426
DOI:
10.1007/s00701-007-1141-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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