Surgical treatment of dystonia

Surgical treatment of dystonia

What surgical procedures are available for the treatment of dystonia? 

DBS of the globus pallidus internus is an effective treatment option for generalized dystonia as well as cervical dystonia.

Ablative procedures, such as thalamotomy and pallidotomy, have largely been replaced by DBS.

Other procedures include peripheral denervation surgery and myectomy.

Intrathecal baclofen infusions have been used for patients with predominantly lower limb dystonia and spasticity.


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