Bilateral stimulation of globus pallidus internus for treatment of cervical dystonia

Lancet. 1999 Sep 4;354(9181):837-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)80022-1.


In three selected patients with severe complex cervical dystonia, continuous bilateral stimulation of the globus pallidus internus was associated with improvement of cervical dystonia, dystonia-associated pain, and functional disability.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dystonia / therapy*
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Globus Pallidus / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck Muscles / physiopathology*
  • Torticollis / therapy