Indicazioni e trattamento chirurgico della distonia dell'età pediatrica

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical management of childhood-onset dystonia

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Abstract

Dystonia is a syndrome characterized by sustained muscle contractions, causing abnormal postures and involuntary movements. Motor impairment and cognitive-behavioural disturbances, even severe, could be developed following this condition. Medical treatment allows a partial and transient improvement of the clinical condition. For these reasons different surgical approaches, including pallidotomy and Deep brain stimulation, result in selected cases, effective symptomatic therapies.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical management of childhood-onset dystonia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalArea Pediatrica
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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