Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) applied to the medial STN – implications for DBS concerning known side effects and new therapy strategies

V. Coenen, T. Hurwitz, J. Panksepp, B. Maedler & C. Honey
Objective: Neurosurgeons deal with hypomania (4–13%) and depression (20%) in STN DBS for Parkinson disease (PD). However, the anatomical substrate of these effects, typically elicited from medial, inferior and anterior electrode locations, remains unknown. The authors of this study [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]