Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome

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Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a movement disorder characterized by repetitive stereotyped motor and phonic movements with varying degrees of psychiatric comorbidity. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a novel therapeutic intervention for patients with refractory Tourette syndrome. Since 1999, more than 100 patients have undergone DBS at various targets within the corticostriatothalamocortical network thought to be implicated in the underlying pathophysiology of Tourette syndrome. Future multicenter clinical trials and the use of a centralized online database to compare the results are necessary to determine the efficacy of DBS for Tourette syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-135
Number of pages19
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Tics
  • Tourette Syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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