Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders

Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, Ihtsham Ul Haq, Michael S. Okun

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After more than 2 decades since it was introduced, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has gained widespread popularity as a surgical treatment for medically refractory symptoms of Parkinson disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. In this chapter, authors review the benefits, risks, indications, limitations, and targets for DBS in patients with Parkinson disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. A brief outline of the DBS procedure and programming is also given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-130
Number of pages21
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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