Is thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) indicated for patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Thalamic DBS has been used in patients with predominantly severe and disabling tremor. [23] However, this surgery is now rarely used in patients with Parkinson disease, because it has been shown that other symptoms continue to progress, causing significant disability that is not controlled by thalamic DBS.

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