Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2006;2(2):171-172.
Published online September 30, 2006.
Anchoring of DBS Electrodes using a Microplate
Kyung Dong Jeon, Moo Seong Kim, Seong Hwa Paeng, Se Young Pyo, Young Gyun Jeong, Sun Il Lee, Yong Tae Jung
Department of Neurosurgical, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea
DBS is an effective treatment for chronic pain, tremor, and other parkinsonian symptoms. Because the leads must remain correctly positioned for years after surgery, it is critical that they are well anchored to the skull to avoid migration or breakage. We report anchor of DBS electrodes using a titanium microplate in two parkinsonism tremor patients. Material and Methods: Preoperative MRI, planning was decided. Operation was tried underwent local anesthesia, twist drilling, DBS electrode was inserted and physiological confirmation was made. Microplate was fixed over the electrode. Result: All patients continued to experience a sustained clinical effect from stimulation. There was no displacement or fracture of lead. Discussion: Anchoring of DBS using microplate is simple, safe, effective. Great care is necessary to avoid crushing the electrode under the microplate.
Key Words: DBS, Microplate, Anchoring.
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