Deep Brain Stimulation: Introduction and Technical Aspects

Willard S. Kasoff, Robert E. Gross

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Accurate, safe and reliable delivery of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes to precise cortical and subcortical targets is the fundamental technical requirement for successful clinical and investigational neuromodulation. A variety of techniques are presently available for effective DBS electrode placement, including asleep, image-guided surgery in addition to traditional awake, physiologically guided surgery. This chapter will review the underlying principles of DBS and the range of stereotactic procedures available for electrode implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromodulation in Psychiatry
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781118801086
ISBN (Print)9781118801048
StatePublished - Mar 5 2016


  • DBS
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Microelectrode recording
  • Neuromodulation
  • Psychosurgery
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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