Parkinsons disease cured by deep brain stimulation

Sundaram, a native of Dindigul in Tamil Nadu, has been suffering from parkinson's, which he was suffering for the last 15 years, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH), where was admited for the treatment cured it through a 14-hour surgery, Hospital Chairman Dr Nalla G Palanisamy told reporters here today.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic disabling neurological condition affecting normally people between 50-70 years, he said.

DBS is placing of an electrode in the Sub Thalamic Nucleas, which is adjacent to Thalamus, an important relay station of the brain. The electrode sends continuous electronic pulses through a battery which is atteched in the chest wall and can be externally controlled through a remote control, Arul Selvan said.

The surgery will cost around Rs seven lakh, with electrode imported from USA alone costing about Rs 5. 5 lakh.

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