Pallidal and thalamic neurostimulation in severe tardive dystonia.

  title={Pallidal and thalamic neurostimulation in severe tardive dystonia.},
  author={Thomas Trottenberg and G Justin Paul and Wassilios Meissner and K. Maier-Hauff and Christian A. Taschner and Andreas Kupsch},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={70 4},
A 70 year old woman presented with a 6 year history of medically refractory severe tardive dystonia. After informed consent, a bilateral stereotactic electrode placement targeting the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus (VIM) and the globus pallidus internus (GPi) was performed. After bilateral stimulation of the GPi, the patient showed a clear and stable improvement of the painful dystonic syndrome within hours. Stimulation of the VIM did not improve the hyperkinetic movements and… CONTINUE READING
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