Thoracic surgery in patients with an implanted neurostimulator device.

Meyring, Kristina; Zehnder, Adrian; Schmid, Ralph; Kocher, Gregor (2017). Thoracic surgery in patients with an implanted neurostimulator device. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, 25(4), pp. 667-668. Oxford University Press 10.1093/icvts/ivx213

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Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease are increasingly treated with deep brain stimulators. Being implanted in a subcutaneous pocket in the chest region, thoracic surgical procedures can interfere with such devices, as they are sensible to external electromagnetic forces. Monopolar electrocautery can lead to dysfunction of the device or damage of the brain tissue caused by heat. We report a series of 3 patients with deep brain stimulators who underwent thoracic surgery. By turning off the deep brain stimulators before surgery and avoiding the use of monopolar cautery, electromagnetic interactions were avoided in all patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Forschungsbereich Mu50 > Forschungsgruppe Thoraxchirurgie

UniBE Contributor:

Meyring, Kristina; Zehnder, Adrian; Schmid, Ralph and Kocher, Gregor

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1569-9293

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Michael Marti

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2018 15:17

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 18:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/icvts/ivx213

PubMed ID:

28962498

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Deep brain stimulator Electrocautery Implanted electrical device Parkinson’s disease Thoracic surgery

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109900

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109900

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