Alleviation of drenching sweats following subthalamic deep brain stimulation in a patient with Parkinson's disease - A case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Subthalamic Nucleus
  • Sweating

abstract

  • We report a patient with Parkinson's disease whose whole body drenching sweats were completely alleviated by stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus and/or adjacent structures. Sweating reappeared 4h after the pulse generator (stimulation) was turned off and ceased when stimulation was resumed. Imaging studies with reconstruction indicated that stimulation of, or spread of stimulation from, the caudal medial aspect of the right subthalamic nucleus and/or the caudal aspect of the ventral thalamus/zona incerta may be responsible for alleviating the drenching sweats.

publication date

  • October 15, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jns.2009.06.019

PubMed ID

  • 19616221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 246

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 285

number

  • 1-2