Impact of bilateral pallidal stimulation on DYT1-generalized dystonia in Japanese patients



Early-onset generalized dystonia attributable to a DYT1 gene mutation is a hyperkinetic movement disorder that responds poorly to pharmacotherapy. In this video brief, we show that continuous bilateral stimulation of the globus pallidus internus produced sustained and marked improvements in the motor symptoms and functional disabilities of Japanese patients with DYT1-generalized dystonia. © 2006 Movement Disorder Society