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Deep brain stimulation in childhood: an effective treatment for early onset idiopathic generalised dystonia.

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BACKGROUND: Early onset idiopathic generalised dystonia is a progressive and profoundly disabling condition. Medical treatment may ameliorate symptoms. However, many children have profound, intractable disability including the loss of ambulation and speech, and difficulties with feeding. Following the failure of medical management, deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) has emerged as an alternative treatment for the disorder. METHODS: We describe four children wh...

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10.1136/adc.2006.095380

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
Archives of disease in childhood
Volume:
92
Issue:
8
Pages:
708-711
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
URN:
uuid:2a1b02eb-4eac-469b-aaef-f8673e609926
Source identifiers:
140471
Local pid:
pubs:140471

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