Chronic thalamic stimulation for treatment of dystonic paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia.

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  • The authors report the effect of chronic stimulation of the ventrointermediate (Vim) thalamus for treatment of dystonic paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesias (PNKD). A 37-year-old patient had a 4-year history of severe and painful PNKD of the right arm. Chronic stimulation through a stereotactically implanted monopolar electrode in the left Vim resulted in a decrease of the frequency, duration, and intensity of the dystonic paroxysmal movement disorder. The benefit of stimulation has been maintained over 4 years of follow-up.
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  • Neurology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Chorea, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Thalamic Nuclei
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    Author List

  • Loher TJ; Krauss JK; Burgunder JM; Taub E; Siegfried J
  • Start Page

  • 268
  • End Page

  • 270
  • Volume

  • 56
  • Issue

  • 2