Editorial

An Ethical Framework for Deep Brain Stimulation in Children

Benjamin Davidson, MD; Lior M. Elkaim; Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD; George M. Ibrahim, MD, PhD

Disclosures

Neurosurg Focus. 2018;45(3):e11 

In This Article

Conclusions

Current evidence for the use of DBS in children is limited to case reports and case series. Early results for pediatric DBS have generated enthusiasm for the expansion of its indications. Herein we have outlined some of the key ethical issues in implementing DBS in the pediatric population, as well as an ethical framework to guide neurosurgeons when considering DBS for accepted or experimental indications.

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