[Post-traumatic focal dystonia after contralateral thalamic lesion].

  title={[Post-traumatic focal dystonia after contralateral thalamic lesion].},
  author={R Tr{\"a}nkle and Joachim K. Krauss},
  journal={Der Nervenarzt},
  volume={68 6},
Dystonia rarely is a consequence of head trauma. In most of these patients lesions of the contralateral caudate or putamen are found. We report a 27-year-old patient who displayed focal dystonia of the right hand with the latency of four months after he had sustained a severe head trauma. The development of a lesion in the contralateral dorsolateral thalamus within the first weeks after the craniocerebral injury is demonstrated with sequential computertomographic and magnetic resonance imaging… CONTINUE READING