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Keywords:

  • deep brain stimulation;
  • pallidal stimulation;
  • GPi;
  • stereotactic and functional neurosurgery;
  • cervical dystonia;
  • sternocleidomastoid muscle

Abstract

We present a 24-year-old man with idiopathic segmental cervical and truncal dystonia of juvenile onset. His condition improved after unilateral stimulation of the internal globus pallidus ipsilateral to the contracting sternocleidomastoid muscle. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society