Surgical Treatment of Parkinson Disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Surgery in Parkinson disease is effective for a select group of patients when optimal medical management is not sufficient. Functional neurosurgery can be used as either a salvage therapy in patients with disabling symptoms or to maintain quality of life and independence before progression to severe disability in high-functioning patients. With recent technological advancements in imaging and targeting as well as novel neuromodulation paradigms, there are numerous options for targeted brain lesions and deep brain stimulation. Surgical decision making and postoperative management in Parkinson disease therefore often requires a multidisciplinary team effort with neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and psychiatry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mitchell, KT; Ostrem, JL

Published Date

  • May 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 307

PubMed ID

  • 32279711

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9875

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ncl.2020.01.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States