Współczesne leczenie choroby Parkinsona. Cześć II: Leczenie chirurgiczne.

Translated title of the contribution: Current therapies for parkinson's disease. Part II: surgical treatment

Jerzy Słowiński, Robert E. Wharen, Ryan J. Uitti, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Anna Krygowska-Wajs, Ryszard Mrówka

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Surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) is indicated in patients with severe neurological symptoms (tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity)--who do not benefit from nor tolerate pharmacological therapy. Surgery for PD modifies the motor system function by lesioning or electrostimulation of thalamic, pallidal or subthalamic nuclei. The technological progress together with refined CNS monitoring enabled wider application of deep brain stimulation (DBS). The efficacy of DBS is comparable with lesioning techniques (thalamotomy or pallidotomy) however bears less adverse effects. Both lesioning and DBS are generally well tolerated by patients. The side effects are mostly transient and neurological complications, if occur, usually do not affect quality of patient's life. Unfortunately, the modern surgery for PD is still very expensive and demanding for a large team of specialists and high technology.

Translated title of the contributionCurrent therapies for parkinson's disease. Part II: surgical treatment
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalNeurologia i neurochirurgia polska
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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