Displaced deep brain stimulators

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

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Long-standing Parkinson disease

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
Modality: CT

DBS electrode pair seen tunnelling subcutaneously along right parietal bone, not reaching burr holes at coronal sutures. Tracts through brain are evident. VP shunt in left ventricle. 

Case Discussion

The patient had been suffering from Parkinson disease for over 35 years, with eventual vocal cord paralysis. Several years prior to the above radiographic studies, he had deep brain stimulators implanted, but to no avail.

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Case Information

rID: 51410
Case created: 14th Feb 2017
Last edited: 21st Apr 2017
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