Sensorimotor network in cervical dystonia and the effect of botulinum toxin treatment: a functional MRI study.

@article{Opavsk2011SensorimotorNI,
  title={Sensorimotor network in cervical dystonia and the effect of botulinum toxin treatment: a functional MRI study.},
  author={Robert Opavsk{\'y} and Petr Hlu{\vs}t{\'i}k and Pavel Otruba and Petr Kaňovsk{\'y}},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={306 1-2},
  pages={71-5}
}
BACKGROUND The evidence suggests that the origin of primary dystonia is at least partly associated with widespread dysfunction of the basal ganglia and cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuits. The aim of the study was to assess the sensorimotor activation pattern outside the circuits controlling the affected body part in cervical dystonia, as well as to determine task-related activation changes induced by botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) treatment. METHODS Seven patients suffering from… CONTINUE READING