Letter to the Editor
Early stimulation of DYT1 primary generalized dystonia prevents from its secondary irreversible complications
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2008 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 23, Issue 15, pages 2261–2263, 15 November 2008
How to Cite
Anheim, M., Vercueil, L., Fraix, V., Chabardès, S., Seigneuret, E., Krack, P., Benabid, A.-L., Vidailhet, M. and Pollak, P. (2008), Early stimulation of DYT1 primary generalized dystonia prevents from its secondary irreversible complications. Mov. Disord., 23: 2261–2263. doi: 10.1002/mds.22152
- Issue published online: 24 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2008
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|22152.mpg||12550K||Segment 1. Preoperative: Severe generalized dystonia. Segment 2. Postoperative (7 days following surgery): Hyperkinetic involuntary movements decreased while sitting. Left foot deformity already mildly decreased. Segment 3. Postoperative (2 months following surgery): Marked reduction of involuntary movements. The patient was able to walk slowly and with little help. Left foot varus decreased again. Segment 4. Postoperative (6 months following surgery): The patient is able to swim. Segment 5. Postoperative (6 months following surgery): Movements and disability improved again. He is able to walk alone having only a moderate left foot dystonic posture, though he is obliged to limp. Segment 6. Postoperative (12 months following surgery): Marked disability improvement and functional benefit. The patient is able to ride a bicycle.|
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