Severe disturbances in speech, swallowing, and gait following stereotactic infrathalamic lesions in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.

@article{Leckman1993SevereDI,
  title={Severe disturbances in speech, swallowing, and gait following stereotactic infrathalamic lesions in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.},
  author={James F. Leckman and Alain C. J. de Lotbini{\`e}re and Kenneth Marek and C. Del Gracco and Lawrence Scahill and David Jacques Cohen},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={890-4}
}
A 40-year-old man with severe Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome characterized by forceful self-injurious motor tics, coprolalia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder had bilateral anterior cingulotomies and bilateral infrathalamic lesions placed stereotactically during two neurosurgical procedures. During the second procedure, the patient acutely developed a marked dysarthria. Postoperatively, he manifested a severe gait disturbance with postural instability, bradykinesia, axial rigidity… CONTINUE READING

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