Twiddler ’ s Syndrome in a Patient with Dystonic Tremor Treated with DBS

@inproceedings{Samuelsson2014TwiddlerS,
  title={Twiddler ’ s Syndrome in a Patient with Dystonic Tremor Treated with DBS},
  author={Jennifer Samuelsson and Patric C Blomstedt},
  year={2014}
}
Background and Importance: Twiddler’s syndrome is a rare complication of DBS. This condition occurs when the IPG is consciously or inadvertently rotated in its pocket, resulting in torsion and possible dislodgement of implanted electrodes, with subsequent loss of function. Methods: Here we present a patient diagnosed with Twiddler’s syndrome. The patient presented with straining cables at the neck five months after bilateral Gpi DBS and an x-ray demonstrated Twiddler’s syndrome. Initial… CONTINUE READING

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