Pre-operative evaluations for DBS in dystonia.

  title={Pre-operative evaluations for DBS in dystonia.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Thobois and Takaomi Taira and Cynthia Comella and Elena Moro and Susan S Bressman and Alberto Albanese},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={26 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND The preoperative evaluation in dystonia aims at characterizing the severity and topography of motor symptoms in patients, who have previously been selected for deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS The literature search was performed using PubMed, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Collaborative databases. RESULTS Commonly used scales for clinical assessment are the Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale for generalized dystonia and the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Scale for… CONTINUE READING