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Neurostimulation of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus in inherited myoclonus-dystonia Syndrome†
Article first published online: 15 JUN 2001
Copyright © 2001 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 769–771, July 2001
How to Cite
Trottenberg, T., Meissner, W., Arnold, G., Einhaupl, K.-M., Kupsch, A., Kabus, C. and Funk, T. (2001), Neurostimulation of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus in inherited myoclonus-dystonia Syndrome. Mov. Disord., 16: 769–771. doi: 10.1002/mds.1119
- Issue published online: 26 JUL 2001
- Article first published online: 15 JUN 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 NOV 2000
- Manuscript Revised: 17 NOV 2000
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUN 2000
We report on the effects of bilateral neurostimulation of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus (VIM) in a patient with medically intractable and progressing inherited myoclonus dystonia syndrome (IMDS). Postoperatively, the patient improved by approximately 80% on the modified version of a myoclonus score without any significant change in the dystonic symptoms. This suggests that neurostimulation of the VIM may be an effective treatment for myoclonus in pharmacologically intractable IMDS. © 2001 Movement Disorder Society.