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Vol. 89, No. 4, 2011
Issue release date: August 2011
Section title: Case Report
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2011;89:205–209
(DOI:10.1159/000325660)

Bilateral Globus Pallidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation for DYT1+ Generalized Dystonia with Previously Received Bilateral Thalamotomy and Unilateral Pallidotomy

Kim J.P. · Chang W.S. · Park Y.S. · Chang J.W.
Department of Neurosurgery, Severance Hospital, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Brain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 8/26/2010
Accepted: 2/12/2011
Published online: 5/20/2011

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1011-6125 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0372 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/SFN

Abstract

Ablation of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) and thalamotomy have been extensively used in the past. Posteroventral GPi deep brain stimulation has been considered as a treatment for dystonia. However, to date, there is no report in the literature of any dystonia patient who underwent GPi deep brain stimulation who had previously undergone staged bilateral thalamotomy and unilateral pallidotomy. The authors of the present study have acquired relatively good clinical results, even in patients who previously received bilateral thalamotomy and unilateral pallidotomy for DYT1+ primary generalized dystonia.


  

Author Contacts

Jin Woo Chang, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
Yonsei University College of Medicine
134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemoon-gu, Seoul 120-752 (Korea)
Tel. +82 2 2228 2159, E-Mail jchang@yuhs.ac

  

Article Information

Received: August 26, 2010
Accepted after revision: February 12, 2011
Published online: May 20, 2011
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 17

  

Publication Details

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Vol. 89, No. 4, Year 2011 (Cover Date: August 2011)

Journal Editor: Roberts D.W. (Lebanon, N.H.)
ISSN: 1011-6125 (Print), eISSN: 1423-0372 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/SFN


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 8/26/2010
Accepted: 2/12/2011
Published online: 5/20/2011

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1011-6125 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0372 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/SFN


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