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Unilateral and bilateral pallidotomy for idiopathic Parkinson's disease: a case series of 115 patients.

Abstract:

Lesioning of the internal pallidum is known to improve the symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and alleviate dyskinesia and motor fluctuations related to levodopa therapy. The benefit obtained contralateral to a single lesion is insufficient in some cases when symptoms are bilaterally disabling. However, reports of unacceptably high rates of adverse effects after bilateral pallidotomy have limited its use in such cases. We report on the outcome of unilateral (UPVP) and bilateral (...

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10.1002/mds.10186

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Parkin, SG More by this author
Gregory, RP More by this author
Silburn, P More by this author
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Journal:
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Volume:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
682-692
Publication date:
2002-07-05
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EISSN:
1531-8257
ISSN:
0885-3185
URN:
uuid:3a93ee65-2b86-4369-aa45-4af779b398c5
Source identifiers:
247678
Local pid:
pubs:247678

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