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Gamma knife radiosurgery for torsion spasm. Report of two cases.
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PMID:  11143244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report on two patients who underwent radiosurgery for torsion spasm and evaluate the efficiency of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) as an alternative treatment. The first patient was a 33-year-old woman with severe right-sided lower-limb torsion dystonia. The second patient was a 20-year-old man with right-sided upper-limb torsion dystonia. The target was located at the anterior portion of the ventrolateral nucleus. The maximum doses were 150 Gy and 145 Gy, respectively. Double isocenters with a 4-mm collimator were used. Follow up lasted for 18 months and 8 months, respectively. Both patients had excellent clinical improvement 2 to 3 months after GKS, respectively. The authors believe that GKS may be a safe and efficient treatment for torsion spasm.
L Pan; N Zhang; J Z Dai; E M Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  93 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-15     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Shanghai Gamma Knife Hospital and Shanghai Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Treatment Outcome
Ventral Thalamic Nuclei / surgery*

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