Bilateral internal globus pallidus stimulation for the treatment of spasmodic torticollis

Mov Disord. 2001 May;16(3):489-93. doi: 10.1002/mds.1092.


Three patients with spasmodic torticollis (ST) obtained substantial benefit from bilateral globus pallidus internus (GPi) stimulation. Progressive improvement in ST occurred over several months but residual cervical dystonia remained. These results corroborate those obtained by Krauss et al. on three patients with ST.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality
  • Globus Pallidus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Remission Induction
  • Torticollis / surgery
  • Torticollis / therapy*
  • Videotape Recording