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