Effects of stereotactic lesions of the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum in man

Appl Neurophysiol. 1975;38(2):81-90. doi: 10.1159/000102647.


In a series of 50 patients, 94 stereotactic lesions involving different parts of the dentate nuclei of the cerebellum were performed. 47 patients exhibited various dyskinetic syndromes; among these, 7 were also affected by epilepsy. In 3 patients epileptic disorders were exclusively present. Favourable results were obtained in dystonic and dystonic-athetoid infantile syndromes, more than in spastic syndromes. Some interesting effects on the epilepsy and ocular motility are also noted.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cerebellar Nuclei / surgery*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Epilepsy / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Movement Disorders / surgery*
  • Stereotaxic Techniques*