When is a neurosurgical consultation indicated in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Neurosurgical consultation may be appropriate in patients with tremor, dyskinesias, motor fluctuations, or dystonia refractory to medical treatment. However, patients with dementia or significant psychiatric or behavioral problems are not candidates for current neurosurgical treatments for Parkinson disease.


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