The anatomical basis of symptomatic hemidystonia.

  title={The anatomical basis of symptomatic hemidystonia.},
  author={C. David Marsden and Jose A. Obeso and Juan Jos{\'e} Zarranz and Anthony E Lang},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={108 ( Pt 2)},
Twenty-eight patients with focal (arm or leg) or hemidystonia due to tumour, arteriovenous malformation, infarction, haemorrhage or hemiatrophy are described. All had typical dystonic movements and/or postures, identical to those seen in idiopathic (primary) torsion dystonia. The site(s) of the lesion responsible, as defined by CT (computerized tomography) scan or pathological examination, was in the contralateral caudate nucleus, lentiform nucleus (particularly the putamen) or thalamus, or in… CONTINUE READING
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