Frameless Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: A Single-Center Experience and Retrospective Analysis of Placement Accuracy of 220 Electrodes in a Series of 110 Patients.

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Summary of "Frameless Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: A Single-Center Experience and Retrospective Analysis of Placement Accuracy of 220 Electrodes in a Series of 110 Patients."

Proper lead placement is considered one of the key factors in achieving a good clinical outcome in deep brain stimulation (DBS), but there is still considerable controversy surrounding the accuracy of the frameless in comparison to the frame-based technique.


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Name: Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
ISSN: 1423-0372
Pages: 1-10


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Therapy for MOVEMENT DISORDERS, especially PARKINSON DISEASE, that applies electricity via stereotactic implantation of ELECTRODES in specific areas of the BRAIN such as the THALAMUS. The electrodes are attached to a neurostimulator placed subcutaneously.

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