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Long term results of stereotactic thalamotomy for cerebral palsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6339981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A group of 33 patients (between 10 and 30 years old and with average intelligence) underwent stereotactic surgery for abnormal movements due to cerebral palsy. Neurological, neurofunctional, and neuropsychological examinations were performed pre- and postoperatively. The length of follow-up ranged between 1 and 4 years. The clinical results are reported and discussed in relation to the targets, the side of the lesion, and the clinical picture. Our data show that better results are obtained in patients with tremor and hyperkinesias; dystonia is improved to a lesser extent, whereas spasticity tends to recur. Operation is more effective for patients with unilateral signs than for patients with bilateral symptoms. The clinical results are stable in time, and the side effects fade away after a few months.
G Broggi; L Angelini; R Bono; C Giorgi; N Nardocci; A Franzini
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Palsy / surgery*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Stereotaxic Techniques*
Thalamus / surgery*
Time Factors

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