Perioperative Emergencies Associated with Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Takashi MorishitaEmail author
  • Adam P. Burdick
  • Michael S. Okun
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an established procedure for movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. With the increased use of DBS, DBS-related problems have emerged as more common, and awareness of these issues has become more important for clinicians. Adverse events vary widely depending on the situation. We deal only with emergent situations here and separate the possible scenarios into: (1) perioperative (intra- and early postoperative) and (2) postoperative (following 2–4 weeks) settings. With ten clinical vignettes, we address how clinicians should appropriately detect and manage the emergent/urgent issues in a DBS cohort.


Deep Brain Stimulation Essential Tremor Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Implantable Pulse Generator Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Morishita
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adam P. Burdick
    • 2
  • Michael S. Okun
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Florida Shands HospitalGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryScripps Clinic Medical GroupSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryUF Shands HospitalGainesvilleUSA

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