Long-term complications in deep brain stimulation treatment
Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Keywords: Deep brain stimulation, device-assisted treatment, long-term complications.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment for movements disorders in patients with insufficient response to medication. However, since DBS is a device-assisted invasive surgical procedure, many complications may occur during the treatment of these patients. Some of these complications may have significant consequences, and sometimes a complete replacement of the DBS system is required, or, although rare, they may lead to life-threatening results when delayed. These complications can be prevented by early diagnosis and timely intervention. Therefore, managing the process with effective treatment from the very beginning is critical to minimize these complications.