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Efficient internal pallidal stimulation in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a case report

Nico J Diederich, Karin Kalteis, Mara Stamenkovic, Vannina Pieri, François Alesch
Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2005, 20 (11): 1496-9
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The usefulness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of thalamic nuclei in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) has recently been advocated. We report on a 14-month follow-up study of a patient with intractable GTS in whom bilateral DBS of the internal globus pallidus was carried out. Tic frequency per minute decreased by 73% in the postoperative phase and in particular the vocal tics became less intense. Pronation/ supination bradykinesia of the left extremities was a well-tolerated, permanent side effect. Pallidal DBS could become a valuable rescue therapy for otherwise intractable GTS.

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