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J Kor Soc Ster Func Neurosurg. 2020 16(1): 1-5
ⓒ Journal of the Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Anatomy of the Subthalamic Nucleus
Min Ho Lee, MD, Tae-Kyu Lee, MD, PhD, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary??s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a densely populated lens-shaped structure that is part of the basal ganglia and is located between the thalamus and midbrain. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of STN is a proven neurosurgical treatment that can relieve refractory motor symptoms in Idiopathic Parkinson??s disease (IPD). The STN has close relationships with other deep brain structures. In order to apply STN-DBS therapy in IPD patients, precise and thorough identification of the 3D anatomy of the STN and related structures is needed to create a more specific understanding of STN for physicians.
Key words : Subthalamic nucleus ?? Basal ganglia ?? Deep brain stimulation ?? Parkinson??s disease.
중심단어 : Subthalamic nucleus ?? Basal ganglia ?? Deep brain stimulation ?? Parkinson??s disease.

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