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Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1995 Jan;6(1):105-12.

Pallidotomy for Parkinson's disease.

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Sophiahemmet Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

Ventroposterolateral pallidotomy was used in the surgical treatment of 259 patients suffering from intractable Parkinson's disease. Pallidotomy was equally effective against tremor, rigor, bradykinesia, and the L-dopa-induced dyskinesias. The effect of surgery seemed to be long-lasting, and side effects were rare. The author believes that the beneficial effect of pallidotomy is based on interruption of striopallidal and pallidosubthalamic pathways.

PMID:
7696867
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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