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Whats a pallidotomy?

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Dr. Patrick Connolly
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In brief: Controlled burn

Pallidotomy is a neurosurgical procedure where a controlled burn of the globus pallidus internus is made.
It is a unilateral procedure done for symptoms of parkinson's disease or dystonia. Typically, deep brain stimulation is done now instead of pallidotomy.

In brief: Controlled burn

Pallidotomy is a neurosurgical procedure where a controlled burn of the globus pallidus internus is made.
It is a unilateral procedure done for symptoms of parkinson's disease or dystonia. Typically, deep brain stimulation is done now instead of pallidotomy.
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