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Mov Disord. 2001 Jul;16(4):769-71.

Neurostimulation of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus in inherited myoclonus-dystonia syndrome.

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Department of Neurology, Humboldt-University, Charité-Virchow, Berlin, Germany.

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  • Mov Disord 2001 Nov;16(6):1204.


We report on the effects of bilateral neurostimulation of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus (VIM) in a patient with medically intractable and progressing inherited myoclonus dystonia syndrome (IMDS). Postoperatively, the patient improved by approximately 80% on the modified version of a myoclonus score without any significant change in the dystonic symptoms. This suggests that neurostimulation of the VIM may be an effective treatment for myoclonus in pharmacologically intractable IMDS.

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