Pallidal deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Meige syndrome.
2008 (English)In: Acta neurologica Scandinavica, ISSN 1600-0404, Vol. 118, no 3, 198-202 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: Pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS) of globus pallidus internus (Gpi) has emerged as an effective treatment for dystonia. The experience is however limited concerning focal dystonias and to date only a few cases of pallidal DBS in the treatment of Meige syndrome have been published. METHODS/RESULTS: We here present a patient with Meige syndrome in whom unilateral pallidal DBS failed to improve the axial symptoms, but bilateral stimulation resulted in a major improvement. The Burke-Fahn-Marsden score (BFM) improved by 71.5% and the patient's blepharospasm was abolished. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest bilateral pallidal DBS may be an effective treatment for Meige syndrome.
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2008. Vol. 118, no 3, 198-202 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-25113DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.00999.xPubMedID: 18336624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-25113DiVA: diva2:228919