Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2008;4(1):43-44.
Published online June 30, 2008.
Extension Wire Fracture Associated with Neck Pain of Deep Brain Stimulation
Seong-Soon Park, Myung-Ki Lee, Ik-Soo Kim, Chang-Ghu Ghang
Department of Neurosurgery, Bong Seng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea
Abstract
We report a unique case of sequentially bilateral extension wire fractures associated with neck pain in a 31-year-old man with motor tics and long histories of involuntary movement of neck treated by pallidal deep brain stimulation. A clinician should not overlook that extension wire related problems in the implanted patients presenting with recurrent symptoms and neck pain.
Key Words: Extension wire fracture, Deep brain stimulation.
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