Surgical treatment of dystonia

Cole A. Giller

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Abstract

Dystonia, defined as a disorder of sustained muscular contraction leading to abnormal postures and twisting movements, has evoked both fascination and frustration from neurosurgeons for decades. Many procedures have been tried for the many types of dystonia, including myectomies, selective denervation, decompression, ablative lesions, and deep brain stimulation. Success of these surgical approaches must be weighed against the relatively bleak outcome for generalized dystonia and the striking efficacy of botulinum toxin injection in focal dystonia. The modern armamentarium includes selective peripheral denervation for spasmodic torticollis and thalamic or pallidal stimulation, and the neurosurgeon must choose a procedure based on reports of its past success. The author reviews these reports of the procedures currently available for the treatment of dystonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Neurosurgery
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Dystonia
Denervation
Dystonic Disorders
Torticollis
Deep Brain Stimulation
Frustration
Botulinum Toxins
Therapeutics
Muscle Contraction
Decompression
Posture
Injections
Neurosurgeons

Keywords

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Selective peripheral denervation
  • Torticollis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Surgical treatment of dystonia. / Giller, Cole A.

In: Techniques in Neurosurgery, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.12.2003, p. 23-31.

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Giller, Cole A. / Surgical treatment of dystonia. In: Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2003 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 23-31.
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