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Deep brain stimulation of Anteromedial Globus Pallidus internus improved OCD rather than tics in a Tourette's syndrome patient
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  • Zahra Aminzade,
  • Sepand Tehrani Fateh,
  • Reza Jalili khoshnood,
  • Farzad Ashrafi,
  • Mehri Salari
Zahra Aminzade
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Sepand Tehrani Fateh
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Reza Jalili khoshnood
Shohada-e Tajrish Hospital
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Farzad Ashrafi
Shohada-e Tajrish Hospital
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Mehri Salari
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

After performing DBS surgery on a patient with Tourette syndrome, significant improvement was observed in OCD, but the tic remained unchanged, which contradicts previous studies. Herein we discuss that fluctuations in the therapeutic outcomes may be due to differences in physiological conditions tic- or OCD-specified pathways.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

25 Jun 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
09 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
09 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned