Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2011;7(1):95-96.
Published online June 30, 2011.
Deep Brain Stimulation Lead Fracture in A Dystonia Patient
Hoon Kim, Moo Seong Kim, Seong Tae Kim, Kun Soo Lee, Sung Hwa Paeng, Se Young Pyo, Young Gyun Jeong, Yong Tae Jung, Hae Woong Jeong, Yang Weong Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective for movement, pain, psychiatric disorders, or epilepsy. Lead fracture of DBS is a rare hardware complication. Both globus pallidus internus (Gpi) deep brain stimulation procedure was done in a 61-year-female with dystonia in another hospital. Her symptoms recurred 3 years later after initial improvement, but her symptoms didn’t improve despite program adjustment. She was transferred to our hospital. Chest radiograph showed fracture of the implantable pulse generator (IPG) connection site. New IPG and extension line was replaced under general anesthesia, and her symptoms improved.
Key Words: Dystonia, Deep brain stimulation, Fracture.

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