Deep brain stimulation hardware-related complications and their management: A single-center retrospective analysis of 65 patients with various dystonic conditions

Published:October 22, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2019.116513

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      • Hardware related complications affected 16 out of 65 patients (25%).
      • The most common complications were infections and DBS lead migrations.
      • Adequate management of 17 infection episodes required the cumulative number of 28 surgeries on DBS therapy.
      • Children with NBIA dystonia were very vulnerable to the development of skin complications (e.g., infections and erosions).
      • Adults with DYT-1 dystonia and patients with segmental dystonia were nearly free of hardware-related DBS complications.

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