Extradural motor cortex stimulation for advanced Parkinson disease. Report of two cases

J Neurosurg. 2002 Nov;97(5):1208-11. doi: 10.3171/jns.2002.97.5.1208.


Motor cortex stimulation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for pain control. The authors report their results treating two patients with typical Parkinson disease. Unilateral motor cortex stimulation proved to be beneficial bilaterally. Motor cortex stimulation may represent a cost-effective alternative to deep brain stimulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Motor Cortex / physiopathology*
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson Disease / diagnosis
  • Parkinson Disease / physiopathology*
  • Parkinson Disease / therapy*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome