deep brain stimulation surgery

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deep brain stimulation surgery

NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY

A procedure in which a pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain, is implanted in the brain to manage various treatment-resistant functional and affective disorders

Indications Essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, chronic pain, major depression, Tourette syndrome

Adverse effects Decreased verbal fluency, apathy, hallucinations, compulsive gambling, hypersexuality, cognitive dysfunction, and depression; most effects are transient.

Alternative name DBS surgery

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_brain_stimulation

 

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