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Keywords:

  • deep brain stimulation;
  • dystonia;
  • programming;
  • parameter

Abstract

Early postoperative management in deep brain stimulation–treated patients with dystonia differs from that of patients with essential tremor and Parkinson's disease, mainly due to the usually delayed effects of deep brain stimulation and the heterogenous clinical manifestation and etiologies of dystonia. The present chapter summarizes the available data about and concentrates on practical clinical aspects of early postoperative management in deep brain stimulation–treated patients with dystonia. © 2011 Movement Disorder Society