Stereotactic surgery of abnormal movements: Clinical results in 33 cerebral palsy patients

G. Broggi, L. Angelini, R. Bono, C. Giorgi, N. Nardocci

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Abstract

The results obtained confirm the validity of stereotactic thalamotomy for the correction of abnormal movements. Spasticity, on the other hand, calls for other functional neurosurgical procedures, such as medullary or cerebellar stimulation. The most specific indication proved to be unilateral motor impairment, in which an improvement in function was also obtained. In cases of severe bilateral impairment, stereotactic thalamotomy is indicated only for the correction of severely disturbing symptoms. The surgical target of choice seems to be the lateral thalamus, lesions of the pulvinar not having led to the results reported by other workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Neurophysiology
Volume45
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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