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Intracerebral Infections as a Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation

Blomstedt, Patric and Bjartmarz, Hjalmar LU (2012) In Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 90(2). p.92-96
Abstract
Background: Intracerebral infections after deep brain stimulation (DBS) are rare. The published material is limited to 2 case reports. A review of 20 publications of 3,818 patients focusing on complications of DBS did not reveal one single case. For that reason, we decided to present our own experience of 4 patients with this complication. Objectives: To analyze and present our material regarding intracerebral infections after DBS. Methods: Four patients with intracerebral infection after DBS were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The 4 patients exhibited signs of intracerebral infection 2-14 days after DBS for Parkinson's disease. CT and MRI verified signs of possible cerebral involvement. In 3 patients, positive cultures were obtained... (More)
Background: Intracerebral infections after deep brain stimulation (DBS) are rare. The published material is limited to 2 case reports. A review of 20 publications of 3,818 patients focusing on complications of DBS did not reveal one single case. For that reason, we decided to present our own experience of 4 patients with this complication. Objectives: To analyze and present our material regarding intracerebral infections after DBS. Methods: Four patients with intracerebral infection after DBS were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The 4 patients exhibited signs of intracerebral infection 2-14 days after DBS for Parkinson's disease. CT and MRI verified signs of possible cerebral involvement. In 3 patients, positive cultures were obtained from the extracted electrodes. All patients recovered completely following treatment with antibiotics and removal of the implanted hardware. Two of the patients were later re-implanted. Conclusions: Intracerebral infection is a rare complication of DBS. It does, however, occur occasionally and should be taken into consideration when evaluating the risks of DBS. Copyright (c) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel (Less)
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Abscess, Deep brain stimulation, Intracerebral infection
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Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
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90
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2
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92 - 96
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Karger
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1011-6125
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10.1159/000335712
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: Intracerebral infections after deep brain stimulation (DBS) are rare. The published material is limited to 2 case reports. A review of 20 publications of 3,818 patients focusing on complications of DBS did not reveal one single case. For that reason, we decided to present our own experience of 4 patients with this complication. Objectives: To analyze and present our material regarding intracerebral infections after DBS. Methods: Four patients with intracerebral infection after DBS were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The 4 patients exhibited signs of intracerebral infection 2-14 days after DBS for Parkinson's disease. CT and MRI verified signs of possible cerebral involvement. In 3 patients, positive cultures were obtained from the extracted electrodes. All patients recovered completely following treatment with antibiotics and removal of the implanted hardware. Two of the patients were later re-implanted. Conclusions: Intracerebral infection is a rare complication of DBS. It does, however, occur occasionally and should be taken into consideration when evaluating the risks of DBS. Copyright (c) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel},
  author       = {Blomstedt, Patric and Bjartmarz, Hjalmar},
  issn         = {1011-6125},
  keyword      = {Abscess,Deep brain stimulation,Intracerebral infection},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {92--96},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery},
  title        = {Intracerebral Infections as a Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000335712},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2012},
}