Lateral pallidotomy exacerbates akinesia in the Parkinsonian patient.
Despite the recent resurgence of interest in the use of pallidotomy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, there remains considerable debate about the optimal lesion site. Although the current understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying Parkinsonism would suggest that the medial pallidum is the logical site for alleviation of symptoms, some surgeons still advocate lesions in the lateral pallidum. We report the case of such a lesion placement verified pathologically, which resulted in...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
- Publication date:
- Source identifiers:
- Copyright date: