A videotape accompanies this article.
Pelvic movements as rhythmic motor manifestation associated with restless legs syndrome†
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2002
Copyright © 2002 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 110–113, January 2003
How to Cite
Lombardi, C., Provini, F., Vetrugno, R., Plazzi, G., Lugaresi, E. and Montagna, P. (2003), Pelvic movements as rhythmic motor manifestation associated with restless legs syndrome. Mov. Disord., 18: 110–113. doi: 10.1002/mds.10304
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUL 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 12 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Received: 17 FEB 2002
- restless legs syndrome;
- rhythmic movement disorder;
- wake-sleep transition
Video-polysomnographic monitoring of a patient with a 4-year history of an unpleasant restless sensation originating in his lower abdomen showed stereotyped, repetitive, rhythmic pelvic body movements resembling coital behaviour at the wake–sleep transition. We discuss the association between restless legs syndrome and rhythmic movement disorder as a particular manifestation of a spectrum of rhythmic sleep-related movement disorders.