Subthalamotomy for Parkinson’s disease: clinical outcome and topography of lesions

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 8 December 2017


Autores: Rafael Rodriguez-Rojas, Maylen Carballo-Barreda, Lazaro Alvarez, Jorge Guridi, Nancy Pavon, Ivan Garcia-Maes, Raul Macías, Maria C Rodriguez-Oroz, Jose Angel Obeso

Background: Subthalamotomy is an effective alternative for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, uncertainty about the optimal target location and the possibility of inducing haemichorea-ballism have limited its application. We assessed the correlation between the topography of radiofrequency-based lesions of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) with motor improvement and the emergence of haemichorea-ballism.


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