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Postural asymmetries following unilateral subthalomotomy for advanced Parkinson's disease†
Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2001
Copyright © 2002 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 191–194, January/February 2002
How to Cite
Su, P. C., Tseng, H.-M. and Liou, H.-H. (2002), Postural asymmetries following unilateral subthalomotomy for advanced Parkinson's disease. Mov. Disord., 17: 191–194. doi: 10.1002/mds.1269
- Issue online: 25 JAN 2002
- Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 JUN 2001
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JUN 2001
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAR 2001
Two cases of postural asymmetries following unilateral stereotaxic subthalamotomy were observed with head and body tilting to the side contralateral to the STN lesion, which corrected itself completely or partially with levodopa treatment. After subsequent contralateral STN surgery, the postural asymmetry disappeared in both patients. Possible mechanism is discussed. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society.