What is the long-term effectiveness of subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in 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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There is evidence that long-term motor improvement from STN DBS is sustained overall. However, axial signs progressively decline over time and contribute to a waning of the initial benefit of this procedure. [89]

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