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Cerebral ischemia related to globus pallidus internus stimulation for cervical dystonia.

Authors
  • Kang, Dong Wan
  • Kim, Hae Yu
  • Chang, Jin Woo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
89
Issue
4
Pages
201–204
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000325655
PMID: 21597309
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors present this unique case of cerebral infarction as a complication of DBS. The mechanism of ischemia is unclear. However, in this case, we had performed microstimulation with high amplitude in order to determine the adverse effects. This magnitude of electrical stimulation may have led to small-vessel vasospasm, which may have induced ischemia. Although ischemia after DBS surgery is seldom reported, cerebral ischemia may be a surgical complication after DBS implantation.

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