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What do the wires for deep brain stimulation (DBS) look like?

Fahd R. Khan, MD
Neurosurgery
Wires used for deep brain stimulation (DBS) are only as thick as a couple strands of hair. In this video, neurosurgeon Fahd Khan, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital shows a sample wire and explains how DBS works to treat diseases.

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