Surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease

Victor S C Fung, John G L Morris and Malcolm F Pell
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04694.x
Published online: 5 August 2002

Surgery shows promise for patients with severe, poorly controlled motor fluctuations

Parkinson's disease afflicts around 78 000 Australians. Mortality is almost twice that of age-matched controls1 and the mean disease duration is only 13 years.2 No treatment has yet been shown to slow disease progression.

  • Victor S C Fung
  • John G L Morris2
  • Malcolm F Pell

  • 1 Department of Neurology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Neurosurgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW.



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