Pallidotomy improves quality of life in selected parkinsonian patients

An Italian report

P. Bramanti, G. Lacopino, R. Lo Presti, P. Di Bella, E. Sessa, F. Tomasello

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Abstract

Pallidotomy has been recently reconfirmed as effective for otherwise intractable symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Nonetheless almost every aspect of its performance requires choices which are not fully established and may vary between centers. We present two cases of pallidotomy procedures in Parkinsonian patients with dominant 1-dopa induced dyskinesias, that in our knowledge are the first reported in Italy. A 12 months follow-up showed a 45% drop in UPDRS (Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale) motor and activities of daily living scores, with almost complete resolution of controlateral 1-dopa induced dyskinesias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Pallidotomy improves quality of life in selected parkinsonian patients : An Italian report. / Bramanti, P.; Lacopino, G.; Lo Presti, R.; Di Bella, P.; Sessa, E.; Tomasello, F.

In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1997, p. 134.

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Bramanti, P. ; Lacopino, G. ; Lo Presti, R. ; Di Bella, P. ; Sessa, E. ; Tomasello, F. / Pallidotomy improves quality of life in selected parkinsonian patients : An Italian report. In: Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1997 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 134.
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