Effect of deep brain subthalamic stimulation on camptocormia and postural abnormalities in idiopathic Parkinson's disease

Authors

  • Mark A. Hellmann MD,

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    1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    2. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqwa 49100, Israel
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  • Ruth Djaldetti MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    2. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Zvi Israel MD,

    1. Department of Neurosurgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Eldad Melamed MD

    1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    2. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Abstract

Camptocormia has been described in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). We present a patient with young-onset PD in whom the disease progressed over 25 years to a crippling state with severe camptocormia and bent knees. The camptocormia along with other parkinsonian symptoms improved dramatically after bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation. © 2006 Movement Disorder Society

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