[Effect of stimulation of the sensory nucleus of the thalamus on dyskinesia and spasticity]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1986;142(4):380-3.
[Article in French]


Intermittent electrical stimulation of thalamus sensory nucleus effectively controlled dyskinesiae in 4 patients with Dejerine-Roussy's painful thalamic syndrome, and clonus of legs in 2 patients with post-traumatic medullary paraplegia. Results of long-term follow-up of these 6 cases, with movements controlled by implantation of a system of electrical stimulation of the thalamus sensory nucleus, are reviewed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Afferent Pathways
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Movement Disorders / therapy*
  • Muscle Spasticity / therapy*
  • Pain Management*
  • Paraplegia / therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy
  • Syndrome
  • Thalamic Diseases / therapy*
  • Thalamic Nuclei*