The contribution of functional neurosurgery to the understanding of the physiopathology of Parkinson’s disease


Functional neurosurgery is nowadays a recognized treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease with pharmacologically uncontrolled symptoms. This procedure brings us the unique opportunity to deepen in the knowledge of PD’s physiopathology by recording patients’ neural activity, and possibly in the future it will let us select the appropriate target and the optimal chronic stimulation pattern.

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Barcia, J. and Alonso-Frech, F. (2013) The contribution of functional neurosurgery to the understanding of the physiopathology of Parkinson’s disease. Advances in Parkinson's Disease, 2, 88-95. doi: 10.4236/apd.2013.23017.

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