Treatment of dystonic syndromes by chronic electrical stimulation of the internal globus pallidus.

@article{Cif2003TreatmentOD,
  title={Treatment of dystonic syndromes by chronic electrical stimulation of the internal globus pallidus.},
  author={Laura Cif and Hassan El Fertit and N. Vayssiere and Simone Hemm and Emilie A. Hardouin and Amandine Gannau and Sylvie Tuffery and Philippe Coubes},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={52-5}
}
AIM Dystonia is a medically intractable condition causing twisting or myoclonic movements and abnormal postures. There is an important heterogeneity among etiologies of dystonia. The electrical stimulation of the globus pallidus has been used successfully in primary generalized dystonia. The aim of this study was to examine the long-term efficacy and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of primary and secondary generalized dystonia in children and adults. METHODS Fifty… CONTINUE READING

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