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.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health