J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2012 Sep;52(3):261-263.

Deep Brain Stimulation of the Globus Pallidus in a 7-Year-Old Girl with DYT1 Generalized Dystonia

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Maryknoll Medical Center, Busan, Korea. stereomk@naver.com
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

The experience of pediatric deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) in the treatment of early-onset DYT1 generalized dystonia is still limited. Here, we report the surgical experience of bilateral GPi-DBS under general anesthesia by using microelectrode recording in a 7-year-old girl with early-onset DYT1 generalized dystonia. Excellent improvement of her dystonia without neurological complications was achieved. This case report demonstrates that GPi-DBS is an effective and safe method for the treatment of medically refractory early-onset DYT1 generalized dystonia in children.

Keyword

Globus pallidus; DYT1; Dystonia; Deep brain stimulation

MeSH Terms

Anesthesia, General
Child
Deep Brain Stimulation
Dystonia
Globus Pallidus
Humans
Microelectrodes
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