What is the role of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the management of Parkinson-plus syndromes?

Updated: Sep 24, 2018
  • Author: Stephen M Bloomfield, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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An exciting development is the possible application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to Parkinson-plus syndromes. In an open label trial, Stefani et al reported an improvement in gait and balance in patients with PSP undergoing DBS with the pedeculopontine nucleus and the subthalamic nucleus in combination. [52] Further studies are warranted to validate this result.


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