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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 187--195

Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor and Dystonia

Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Manmohan Singh
Room No 715, C N Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.302472

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the most commonly used surgical treatment for drug-refractory movement disorders such as tremor and dystonia. Appropriate patient selection along with target selection is important to ensure optimal outcome without complications. This review summarizes the recent literature regarding the mechanism of action, indications, outcome, and complications of DBS in tremor and dystonia. A comparison with other modalities of surgical interventions is discussed along with a note of the recent advances in technology. Future research needs to be directed to understand the underlying etiopathogenesis of the disease and the way in which DBS modulates the intracranial abnormal networks.


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