Venous Infarction Following Deep Brain Stimulation of The Subthalamic Nucleus

Akakin A., Yilmaz B., Eksi M. Ş. , Afsar N., Kilic T.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.34, sa.2, ss.184-188, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24165/jns.7819.14
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.184-188


Deep brain stimulation has become a popular treatment modality for medically resistant movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. As the procedure becomes more widely used, complications are being more clearly understood. Postoperative venous infarction is one of the newly introduced complications. We present a postoperative venous infarction case of deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus, used in an advanced Parkinson's disease patient. Conservative approach was successful in resolving the signs and symptoms of the patient. Clinicians dealing with DBS should recognize this problem and should make intervention(s) to prevent unwanted consequences in a timely fashion.