Saving the Exposed Deep Brain Stimulation Implant: A Comprehensive Review of Implant Extrusion and Reconstructive Options

Saving the Exposed Deep Brain Stimulation Implant: A Comprehensive Review of Implant Extrusion and Reconstructive Options
Ann Plast Surg. 2022 Dec 1;89(6):e21-e30. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003318.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson disease is susceptible to complications, such as hardware extrusion, most commonly at the scalp and chest. The authors describe their experience with the management of hardware extrusion and reconstruction with one of the largest single-institution experience and suggest an evidence-based treatment algorithm for ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2022-11-23By Steven Liben Zhang