Posterior ventral pallidotomy: techniques and theoretical considerations.

R. A. Bakay, P. A. Starr, J. L. Vitek, M. R. DeLong

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Abstract

1. Microeletrode mapping of the pallidum and adjacent structures allows for precise target identification and localization of critical structures, i.e., optic tract, internal capsule, and external pallidum, which must be spared from lesioning. 2. Microelectrode mapping has provided physiologic-anatomic correlation of determining the optimal target location as related to clinical outcome and has helped to refine the role of stimulation as a tool for target localization. 3. The improved accuracy of this technique should result in more accurate lesion placement which should improve long-term outcome and decrease morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalClinical neurosurgery
Volume44
StatePublished - 1997

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