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Urinary incontinence following deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus

Aviles-Olmos, I.; Foltynie, T.; Panicker, J.; Cowie, Dorothy; Limousin, Patricia; Hariz, M.; Fowler, C. J. and Zrinzo, L.. 2011. Urinary incontinence following deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus. Acta Neurochirurgica, 153(12), pp. 2357-2360. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) has been reported to improve akinesia and gait difficulties in patients with
Parkinson’s disease (PD). We report on a patient with PD and L-dopa refractory gait symptoms who developed detrusor over-activity immediately after right PPN DBS. Proximity between caudal PPN and brainstem structures implicated in control of micturition is a possible explanation.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology > InfantLab

Dates:

DateEvent
2011Published

Item ID:

6745

Date Deposited:

19 Apr 2012 09:32

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:58

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6745

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