Technical nuances to minimize common complications of deep brain stimulation

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  • Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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The implantation of deep brain stimulator electrodes is associated with infrequent complications. These complications are consistent across prospective trials and include infection, skin erosion, hemorrhage, and lead misplacement. Nuances of surgical technique can be used to minimize the risk of these commonly noted complications. Several of these technical nuances are highlighted in this video submission.

The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/GL09W9p013g.

The implantation of deep brain stimulator electrodes is associated with infrequent complications. These complications are consistent across prospective trials and include infection, skin erosion, hemorrhage, and lead misplacement. Nuances of surgical technique can be used to minimize the risk of these commonly noted complications. Several of these technical nuances are highlighted in this video submission.

The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/GL09W9p013g.

Contributor Notes

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online April 1, 2017; DOI: http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2017.4.FocusVid.16538.

CORRESPONDENCE Paul A. House, Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah, 175 N Medical Drive East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. email: paul.house@hsc.utah.edu.

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