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Deep brain stimulator

Case contributed by Paul Siasat

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Background of Parkinson disease

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The frontal projection shows a device projecting over the right upper thorax with wires leading into the patient's neck. The device is a pulse generator of a deep brain stimulator. 

Case Discussion

Commonly used to treat the dyskinesia associated with Parkinson disease, deep brain stimulators are implanted on the anterior chest wall.

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Case information

rID: 56866
Published: 4th Apr 2020
Last edited: 15th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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