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Selective peripheral denervation in patients with spasmodic torticollis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
3
Pages
113–122
Identifiers
PMID: 1819131
Source
Medline

Abstract

The results of selective peripheral denervation of the involved muscles in 35 patients with spasmodic torticollis are reported. We modified the operation first described by Bertrand. Follow-up was 3 months to 2.5 years in 34/35 patients. 73% noticed a significant improvement or disappearance of dystonia and pain following surgery and physiotherapy for 3 months postoperatively. Selective peripheral denervation is recommended for patients with spasmodic torticollis of at least 1-2 years duration which is resistant to conservative treatment. It may also be used in patients who do not respond to injection of botulinum A toxin or who develop resistance to this kind of therapy.

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