Securing dual ipsilateral leads through a single burr hole in deep brain stimulation surgery: Technical note

Mathew B. Potts*, Paul S. Larson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery typically involves placement of a single lead through a burr hole, either unilaterally or bilaterally. Rare indications, however, call for placement of 2 ipsilateral leads. To date, there have been no technical descriptions of how best to secure dual ipsilateral leads to the skull. We describe a method of placing and securing 2 ipsilateral DBS leads through a single burr hole using standard cranial plating equipment and a simple modification to a burr hole-mounted anchoring ring. This method has been used safely in 6 patients without detectable displacement of the first lead during implantation of the second lead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume90
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Burr hole
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dual leads
  • Stimloc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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