The role of pallidotomy in Parkinson's disease and dystonia

Jerrold L. Vitek, Roy A.E. Bakay

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Pallidotomy has been re-explored for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and is now being used for the treatment of medically intractable dystonia. Although initial results are favourable for both disorders, determination of the long term benefits will require well controlled clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-339
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


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