Regional brain volumes and response to deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • In Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients, regional brain volumes (thalamic and ventricular) predicted the degree of improvement in motor symptoms in response to deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Why this matters

    Pre-operative assessment of regional brain volumes may be useful to determine which patients will best respond to DBS treatment and which may have a poorer response.