Deep brain stimulator-induced diaphoresis in Parkinson's disease patients

Sandi Lam*, Jean Philippe Langevin, Dennis Malkasian, Alessandra Gorgulho, Antonio Desalles

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We report an unusual finding of bilateral facial and corporeal diaphoresis and sensation of heat during deep brain stimulation in two patients. Stimulation of the hypothalamospinal tract located medial to the subthalamic nucleus is likely to be responsible for this side effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-678
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Diaphoresis
  • Intracranial electrodes
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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