Early-term results of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: a case report

İbrahimoğlu Ö. , Akyol E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.44, ss.1499-1505, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17826/cumj.533303
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1499-1505


Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is a alternative treatment in Parkinson's disease. The iam of this case report is to present a case with a positive effect of STN-DBS on early-term results in Parkinson's disease. A 45-year-old man who underwent STN-DBS surgery as a treatment method for Parkinson's Disease was presented. He was assessed in preoperative and postoperative period. STN-DBS surgery reduced the clinical severity of Parkinson's disease, the patient walked a certain distance in a shorter period, increased number of motion repetitions at a certain time interval, and decreased anxiety and depression level. In conclusion STN DBS surgery has a positive effect on physical functions in Parkinson's disease and it may be useful to perform follow-up study in order to evaluate changes in cognitive functions.