pallidotomy


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Related to pallidotomy: thalamotomy
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pallidotomy

n (pl -mies) palidotomía
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There are two established neurosurgical procedures - - pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation - - that have already extended the function and lives of hundreds of patients, and are receiving the increasingly laudatory press coverage they deserve, Dr.
The advantage, of course, is that you can turn the stimulator on and off, whereas when you make a permanent lesion, such as in the pallidotomy, you have destroyed the cells.
A 59-year-old man experienced profound hypersexuality following a right pallidotomy for Parkinson's disease, Dr.
ES: There was a Swedish group who looked at pallidotomy in the 1980s, and it began to become more popular in States in the 1990s.
I have patients in his age group who had pallidotomy surgery six years ago and are still doing nicely on a little less medication or the same amount.
In Tricia's forthcoming brain operation, she will first have a pallidotomy in which the overactive cells will be destroyed with an electrode.
A pallidotomy is a similar operation that can treat balance problems and rigidity.
Case studies completed to date include, James Sabin and Norman Daniels, "How MCOs Deliberated about Coverage for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Focal Case Study," unpublished manuscript, and Susann Wilkinson, James and Norman Daniels, "How MCOs Decided to Cover Pallidotomy for Advanced Parkinson's Disease: A Focal Case Study," unpublished manuscript.
Pallidotomy helps the brain produce dopamine - a shortage of which is blamed for the disease.
Another type of stereo-tactic surgery, called stereotactic pallidotomy, is dramatically helping Parkinson's patients.
Computerized pallidotomy software to mitigate symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease.
The presence of findings, which were thought to represent Parkinson's plus syndrome were exclusion criteria and none of the ET or PD patients had pallidotomy, thalamotomy or deep brain stimulation.