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, vol.34, no.2, pp.184-188, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.24165/jns.7819.14
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-188

Abstract

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.