Long-term clinical outcome of internal globus pallidus deep brain stimulation for dystonia

Title

Long-term clinical outcome of internal globus pallidus deep brain stimulation for dystonia

Creator

Park H R; Lee J M; Ehm G; Yang H J; Song I H; Lim Y H; Kim M R; Kim K R; Lee W W; Kim Y E; Hwang J H; Shin C W; Park H; Kim J W; Kim H J; Kim C; Kim D G; Jeon B S; Paek S H

Publisher

PLoS ONE

Date

2016

Subject

tone and motor problems; IND; surgical intervention; deep brain stimulation

Description

Background: GPi (Internal globus pallidus) DBS (deep brain stimulation) is recognized as a safe, reliable, reversible and adjustable treatment in patients with medically refractory dystonia. Objectives: This report describes the long-term clinical outcome of 36 patients implanted with GPi DBS at the Neurosurgery Department of Seoul National University Hospital. Methods: Nine patients with a known genetic cause, 12 patients with acquired dystonia, and 15 patients with isolated dystonia without a known genetic cause were included. When categorized by phenomenology, 29 patients had generalized, 5 patients had segmental, and 2 patients had multifocal dystonia. Patients were assessed preoperatively and at defined follow-up examinations postoperatively, using the Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale (BFMDRS) for movement and functional disability assessment. The mean follow-up duration was 47 months (range, 12-84) Results: The mean movement scores significantly decreased from 44.88 points preoperatively to 26.45 points at 60-month follow up (N = 19, P = 0.006). The mean disability score was also decreased over time, from 11.54 points preoperatively to 8.26 points at 60-month follow up, despite no statistical significance (N = 19, P = 0.073). When analyzed the movement and disability improvement rates at 12-month follow up point, no significant difference was noted according to etiology, disease duration, age at surgery, age of onset, and phenomenology. However, the patients with DYT-1 dystonia and isolated dystonia without a known genetic cause showed marked improvement. Conclusions: GPi DBS is a safe and efficient therapeutic method for treatment of dystonia patients to improve both movement and disability. However, this study has some limitations caused by the retrospective design with small sample size in a single-center.

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Citation

Park H R; Lee J M; Ehm G; Yang H J; Song I H; Lim Y H; Kim M R; Kim K R; Lee W W; Kim Y E; Hwang J H; Shin C W; Park H; Kim J W; Kim H J; Kim C; Kim D G; Jeon B S; Paek S H, “Long-term clinical outcome of internal globus pallidus deep brain stimulation for dystonia,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16778.

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