Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2017 , Vol 34 , Num 2
Venous Infarction Following Deep Brain Stimulation of The Subthalamic Nucleus
Akın AKAKIN 1,Baran YILMAZ 1,Murat Şakir EKŞI 2,Nazire AFŞAR 3,Türker KILIÇ 1
1Bahçeşehir University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2University of California at San Francisco, Department of Orthopedic Surgery-Spine Center, California, USA
3Bahçeşehir University Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.24165/jns.7819.14 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. Keywords : Deep brain stimulation, microelectrode recording, venous infarction