Dorsal column stimulation for persistent vegetative state

Isao Morita, M. W. Keith, T. Kanno

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Dorsal column stimulation (DCS) is described as a therapy for persistent deterioration of consciousness. The mechanism of its effect has not yet been elucidated. Various other methods, such as deep brain stimulation of the CM-p f complex, vagus nerve stimulation, and musical functional therapy, are being investigated as potential treatments of this problem. We present our series of DCS for persistent vegetative state and review the potential mechanisms of action and the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperative Neuromodulation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Functional Neuroprosthetic Surgery. An Introduction
PublisherSpringer Wien
Number of pages5
Edition97 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783211330784
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2007

Publication series

NameActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Number97 PART 1
ISSN (Print)0065-1419

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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