Statistical Shape Analysis of Subthalamic Nucleus in Patients with Parkinson Disease

Kaya M. O. , ÖZTÜRK S., ERCAN İ. , Gonen M., EROL F. S. , KOCABIÇAK E.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.126, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.02.180
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY


OBJECTIVE: Subthalamic nucleus (STN) is the most targeted localization in the treatment of Parkinson disease (PD) with deep brain stimulation. However, no studies have been found in the literature about possible shape changes of STN in the literature. We aimed to investigate possible shape changes in the STN and the relationship between shape changes and disease duration in PD patients by using statistical analysis.