Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1713–1719 DOI 10.1007/s00701-017-3252-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE - FUNCTIONAL Delayed complications of deep brain stimulation: 16-year experience in 249 patients 1 1 1 2 3 Gustavo Fernández-Pajarín & A. Sesar & B. Ares & J. L. Relova & E. Arán & 3 1 M. Gelabert-González & A. Castro Received: 4 May 2017 /Accepted: 12 June 2017 /Published online: 24 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Parkinson’s disease Deep brain stimulation Background Over the years, most of the deep brain stimula- Delayed complications Hardware complications tion (DBS) complications described have been mainly related to the surgery itself or the stimulation. Only a few authors have dealt with chronic complications or complications due Introduction to implanted material. Methods We retrospectively analyzed complications beyond Since the early 1990s, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been the 1st month after surgery in 249 patients undergoing DBS at widely used to treat movement disorders. Many studies have our site for 16 years, with 321 interventions overall. supported its effectiveness in Parkinson’sdisease , tremor, Results Our results show that infection is the most frequent dystonia or chorea  when medical therapy is not enough. delayed complication (12.5%), the pulse generator being
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Published: Jun 24, 2017
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