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Anaesthesia for Radiofrequency Ablation of Globus Pallidus and SubThalamic Nucleus for Parkinsonism: A Case Report

Author(s): D Narsimha Rao | Harshal Dholke | C Nareshkumar Reddy | Manas Panigrahi

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 13;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Parkinsonism | Movement Disorder | Radiofrequency Ablation | Globus Pallidus | Subthalamic Nucleus | Conscious Sedation | Dexmedetomidine

A 75 years old hypertensive male patient with diagnosis of parkinsonism with movement disorder was admitted for radiofrequency ablation of globus pallidus and subthalamic neuclei. The procedure was done under conscious sedation using Dexmedetomidine infusion, where in the patient was frequently asked to respond to various commands while undergoing the surgery.
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