Deep brain stimulation for hyperkinetic disorders Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has a record of safety and efficacy for an expanding range of indications. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration provided approval through a Humanitarian Device Exemption for DBS of the globus pallidus internus and subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of dystonia. There is increasing clinical experience demonstrating that DBS is also effective for other hyperkinetic disorders such as chorea from a variety of causes. The selection criteria, intraoperative targeting, and the postoperative management of DBS for hyperkinetic disorders are discussed.

publication date

  • July 2004