Deep brain stimulation in children and young adults with secondary dystonia: the Children's Hospital Los Angeles experience.


BACKGROUND Dystonia is a movement disorder in which involuntary sustained or intermittent muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements, abnormal postures, or both. It can be classified as primary or secondary. There is no cure for dystonia and the goal of treatment is to provide a better quality of life for the patient. Surgical intervention… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2013.8.FOCUS13300