Michał Roman Sobstyl

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We describe the effects of unilateral right-sided nucleus accumbens (NA) stimulation in a patient with intractable Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) with associated compulsions and self-injurious behaviour. Pharmacological and behavioural therapies had completely failed to control the patient's tics and compulsions. The electrode (Model 3389 Medtronic,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objective of the study was to assess bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study population included 5 patients with bilateral STN DBS who completed a 5-year postoperative follow-up period. In all patients electrodes (Model(More)
BACKGROUND Tardive dystonia (TD) represents a side effect of prolonged intake of dopamine receptor blocking compounds. TD can be a disabling movement disorder persisting despite available medical treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been reported successful in this condition although the number of treated patients with TD is still limited to small(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of unilateral thalamotomy for the treatment of parkinsonian tremor and other motor signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2004, 41 patients with idiopathic tremor dominant PD were treated surgically in the Neurosurgical Department of Postgraduate Medical Center in Warsaw.(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. This surgical technique is applied to three brain targets: the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus (Vim), the globus pallidus internus (Gpi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Vim DBS improves contralateral parkinsonian tremor. STN and GPi(More)
INTRODUCTION Meige syndrome (MS) is characterized by blepharospasm, facial, oromandibular, and often cervical dystonia. The medical treatment of this condition is challenging and unsuccessful over long time. Recent case reports and small clinical series showed that bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) improves(More)
Dystonia refers to movement disorders characterized by sustained muscle contractions that produce abnormal postures and twisting movements. First-line therapy for dystonia includes several classes of pharmacologic agents. Botulinum toxin injections are the treatment of choice for several forms of focal dystonia. Many patients with dystonia do not benefit(More)
We report a case of deep brain stimulation (DBS) hardware failure due to emergently performed subcutaneous coronary angioplasties complicated by cardioversion for rapid worsening of angina pectoris and some trouble shooting problems emerged after invasive cardiovascular procedures. The patient with prior implantation of permanent pacemaker due to vasovagal(More)
Despite significant advances in psychopharmacology, many patients with psychiatric disorders remain severely impaired by their conditions in their private, professional and social lives. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a proven method of surgical management of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and essential tremor. Electrodes implanted in deep brain structures(More)