Placement of Deep Brain Electrodes in the Dog Using the Brainsight Frameless Stereotactic System: A Pilot Feasibility Study
S Long, S Frey, DR Freestone, M LeChevoir, P Stypulkowski, J Giftakis, M Cook
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) together with concurrent EEG recording has shown promise in the treatment of epilepsy. A novel device is capable of combining these 2 functions and may prove valuable in the treatment of epilepsy in dogs. However, stereotactic implantation of electrodes in dogs has not yet been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of implanting stimulating and recording electrodes in the brain of normal dogs using the Brainsight system and to evaluate the function of a novel DBS and recording device. ANIMALS: Four male intact Greyhounds, confirmed to be normal by clinical and neurologic examinations and hematology and biochemistry testing. METH..View full abstract
This study was supported by a grant from Medtronic Inc.