UCL Institute of Neurology


Mr. L. Zrinzo


Selected Publications


  • Petersen EA, Holl EM, Martinez-Torres I, Foltynie T, Limousin P, Hariz MI, Zrinzo L: Minimizing Brain Shift In Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery,Neurosurgery (in press)
  • Matharu M, Zrinzo L: Deep Brain Stimulation in Cluster Headache: Hypothalamus or Midbrain Tegmentum? Current Pain and Headache Reports (in press)
  • Zrinzo L, Zrinzo LV, Hariz MI: Neuromodulation: Anatomical Precision Is Neither Tedious Nor Outdated. Neuromodulation (2010) vol. 13 (1) pp. 70-71
  • Litvak V, Eusebio A, Jha A, Oostenveld R, Barnes GR, Penny WD, Zrinzo L, Hariz MI, Limousin P, Friston KJ, Brown P. Optimized beamforming for simultaneous MEG and intracranial local field potential recordings in deep brain stimulation patients. Neuroimage. 2010 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Zrinzo L. The role of imaging in the surgical treatment of movement disorders. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2010 Feb;20(1):125-40. Review.


  • Martinez-Torres I, Limousin P, Tisch S, Page R, Pinto A, Foltynie T, Bhatia KP, Hariz MI, Zrinzo L. Early and marked benefit with GPi DBS for Lubag syndrome presenting with rapidly progressive life-threatening dystonia. Mov Disord (2009) Aug 15;24(11):1710-2
  • Martinez-Torres I, Hariz MI, Zrinzo L, Foltynie T, Limousin P. Improvement of tics after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. Neurology. 2009 19;72(20):1787-9
  • Zrinzo L, van Hulzen AL, Gorgulho AA, Limousin P, Staal MJ, De Salles AA, Hariz MI. Avoiding the ventricle: a simple step to improve accuracy of anatomical targeting during deep brain stimulation. J Neurosurg. 2009 jun;110(6):1283-90
  • Sauleau P, Eusebio A, Thevathasan W, Yarrow K, Pogosyan A, Zrinzo L, Ashkan K, Aziz T, Vandenberghe W, Nuttin B, Brown P. Involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in engagement with behaviourally relevant stimuli. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 Mar;29(5):931-42


  • Zrinzo L, Zrinzo LV. Surgical anatomy of the pedunculopontine and peripeduncular nuclei. Br J Neurosurg. 2008; 22 Suppl 1:S19-24
  • Aström M, Zrinzo L, Tisch S, Tripoliti E, Hariz MI, Wårdell K, Method for patient-specific finite element modelling and simulation of deep brain stimulation. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2009 Jan;47(1):21-8. Epub 2008 Oct 21
  • Tripoliti E, Zrinzo L, Martinez-Torres I, Tisch S, Frost E, Borrell E, Hariz MI, Limousin P, Effects of contact location and voltage amplitude on speech and movement in bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. Mov Disord. 2008 Sep 11 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Zrinzo L, Zrinzo LV, Tisch S, Limousin PD, Yousry TA, Afshar F, Hariz MI, Stereotactic localization of the human pedunculopontine nucleus: atlas-based coordinates and validation of a magnetic resonance imaging protocol for direct localization. Brain. 2008 Jun;131(Pt 6):1588-98




  • Tisch S; Rothwell JC; Zrinzo L; Bhatia KP; Hariz M; Limousin P, Cortical evoked potentials from pallidal stimulation in patients with primary generalized dystonia. Mov Disord. 2007 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Zrinzo L, Zrinzo L, Hariz M. The pedunculopontine and peripeduncular nuclei: a tale of two structures. Brain. 2007 Jun;130(Pt 6):e73
  • Tisch S, Rothwell JC, Bhatia KP, Quinn N, Zrinzo L, Jahanshahi M, Ashkan K, Hariz M, Limousin P. Pallidal stimulation modifies after-effects of paired associative stimulation on motor cortex excitability in primary generalised dystonia. Exp Neurol. 2007 Jul;206(1):80-5.
  • Ashkan KA; Blomstedt P; Zrinzo L; Tisch S; Yousry T; Limousin-Dowsey P; Hariz M, Variability Of The Subthalamic Nucleus: The Case For Direct MRI Guided Targeting, Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Apr;21(2):197-200


  • Zrinzo LU, Crocker M, Zrinzo LV, Thomas DGT, Watkins L: Commercial Flight And Patients With Intracranial Mass Lesions: A Caveat, J Neurosurg, 2006; 105: 627 - 630
  • Tisch S, Limousin P, Rothwell JC, Asselman P, Zrinzo L, Jahanshahi M, Bhatia KP, Hariz M: Changes in forearm reciprocal inhibition following pallidal stimulation for dystonia, Neurol, 2006; 66:1091-1093
  • Chen CC; Pogosyan A, Zrinzo L, Tisch S; Limousin P, Ashkan K, Yousry T, Hariz M, Brown P: Intra-Operative Recordings Of Local Field Potentials Can Help Localise The Subthalamic Nucleus In PD Surgery, Exp Neurol 2006; 198: 214–221