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DBS in pediatric patients: institutional experience

Journal title
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Canaz, H.; Karalok, I.; Topcular, B.; Agaoglu, M.; Yapici, Z.; Aydin, S.
Pages
1771-1776
Volume
34
Number
9

INTRODUCTION: DBS is initially used for treatment of essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease in adults. In 1996, a child with severe life-threatening dystonia was offered DBS to the internal globus pallidus (GPi) with lasting efficacy at 20 years. Since that time, increasing number of children benefited from DBS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated our database of patients who underwent DBS from 2011 to 2017. All patients

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