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Submitted: 2015-06-27
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Nucleus accumbens stimulation in pathological obesity

Marek Harat, Marcin Rudaś, Piotr Zieliński, Julita Birska, Paweł Sokal
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.01.014
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(3):207-210.

open access

Vol 50, No 3 (2016)
Case reports
Submitted: 2015-06-27

Abstract

One of the potential treatment methods of obesity is deep brain stimulation (DBS) of nucleus accumbens. We describe the case of 19 years old woman with hypothalamic obesity. She weighted 151.4kg before DBS and the non-surgical methods proved to be inefficient. She was treated with implantation of DBS electrode to nucleus accumbens bilaterally. Results were measured with body mass index and neuropsychological tests. Follow-up was 14 months. Fourteen months after surgery weight was 138kg, BMI was 48.3. Neuropsychological test results were intact. The presented case supports the thesis of treatment of obesity with nucleus accumbens stimulation.

Abstract

One of the potential treatment methods of obesity is deep brain stimulation (DBS) of nucleus accumbens. We describe the case of 19 years old woman with hypothalamic obesity. She weighted 151.4kg before DBS and the non-surgical methods proved to be inefficient. She was treated with implantation of DBS electrode to nucleus accumbens bilaterally. Results were measured with body mass index and neuropsychological tests. Follow-up was 14 months. Fourteen months after surgery weight was 138kg, BMI was 48.3. Neuropsychological test results were intact. The presented case supports the thesis of treatment of obesity with nucleus accumbens stimulation.

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Keywords

Deep brain stimulation, Obesity, Nucleus accumbens

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Title

Nucleus accumbens stimulation in pathological obesity

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 50, No 3 (2016)

Pages

207-210

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.01.014

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(3):207-210.

Keywords

Deep brain stimulation
Obesity
Nucleus accumbens

Authors

Marek Harat
Marcin Rudaś
Piotr Zieliński
Julita Birska
Paweł Sokal

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