ICNC Abstracts, ICNC 2018

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Synergetic effect of intrathecal baclofen and deep brain stimulation in treating dystonia
Yasser Awaad

Last modified: 2018-09-09

Abstract


 

Dystonia is a syndrome of sustained muscular contractions of opposing muscles with various etiologies. The currently available symptomatic treatment strategies are quite effective for some of the various types of dystonia. They help in decreasing involuntary movements, correcting abnormal posture, preventing contractures, reducing pain, and improving function and quality of life. Intrathecal baclofen and deep brain stimulation were proved to be fairly effective in controlling dystonia when used separately. We are reporting a synergetic effect of intrathecal baclofen and deep brain stimulation when used simultaneously in two cases of primary generalized dystonia with excellent control of dystonia.


Keywords


Dystonia, intrathecal baclofen, deep brain stimulation

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