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Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) involves the surgical implantation of an electrode deep into the brain, where it sends continuous electrical signals to the part of the brain that controls movement and blocks aberrant signals that cause tremors and rigidity; the wire is connected under the skin to a battery pack implanted in the collarbone area. Magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography is used to determine the placement of the wire in the brain. DBS may be used to treat other neurological conditions in the future.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Deep brain stimulation

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Deep brain stimulation:

Non-Surgical Options: Deep brain stimulation

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Deep brain stimulation:

Other Surgical Options: Deep brain stimulation

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Deep brain stimulation may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Deep brain stimulation

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Deep brain stimulation may include:

Procedure Complications: Deep brain stimulation

Possible surgical complications of Deep brain stimulation may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Deep brain stimulation

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis for reducing tremor and rigidity due to Parkinson's disease and other conditions is excellent.

Deep brain stimulation: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Deep brain stimulation) include:

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