Unilateral lesions of the globus pallidus: report of four patients presenting with focal or segmental dystonia.

@article{Mnchau2000UnilateralLO,
  title={Unilateral lesions of the globus pallidus: report of four patients presenting with focal or segmental dystonia.},
  author={Alexander M{\"u}nchau and D Mathen and Timothy F. Cox and Niall Quinn and C. David Marsden and Kailash P Bhatia},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={
          494-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To interpret clinical features after unilateral lesions of the globus pallidus on the basis of physiology of the basal ganglia. METHODS Four patients with unilateral lesions in the globus pallidus (GP) were clinically examined and the literature on patients with pallidal lesions was reviewed. RESULTS Three patients presented with contralateral dystonia largely confined to one arm in one case and one leg in two cases. One patient had predominant contralateral hemiparkinsonism… CONTINUE READING

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