Pathophysiology of dystonia: a neuronal model.

  title={Pathophysiology of dystonia: a neuronal model.},
  author={Jerrold L. Vitek},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={17 Suppl 3},
  • Jerrold L. Vitek
  • Published 2002 in
    Movement disorders : official journal of the…
Dystonia has commonly been thought to represent a disorder of basal ganglia function. Although long considered a hyperkinetic movement disorder, the evidence to support such a classification was based on the presence of excessive involuntary movement, not on physiological data. Only recently, with the return of surgical procedures using microelectrode guidance for the treatment of dystonia, has electrophysiological data demonstrated an alteration in mean discharge rate, somatosensory… CONTINUE READING
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