- •Usually DBS surgery for PD is performed with the patient awake and deprived of medication.
- •We report a patient with severe dystonic features treated with apomorphine in the perioperative setting.
- •Apomorphine does not interfere with microelecrode recording or with the evaluation of the motor benefit of the stimulation.
- •Subcutaneous apomorphine can be an alternative for patients unable to tolerate surgery under local anesthesia.
- •This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case report of apomorphine use with this purpose.
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Published online: May 03, 2017
Accepted: April 28, 2017
Received in revised form: April 19, 2017
Received: March 17, 2017
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