J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:904 doi:10.1136/jnnp.2004.062117
  • Movement disorders
  • Editorial commentary

Surgery for movement disorders: new applications?

  1. P Limousin-Dowsey,
  2. S Tisch
  1. Institute of Neurology, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 P Limousin-Dowsey
 Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Box 146, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK;

    The effect of basal ganglia surgery on Tourette syndrome, tardive dyskinesias, and myoclonus–dystonia

    The last 15 years have been a period of significant advances in functional neurosurgery for movement disorders largely due to the development of the technique of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and the refinement of the targeting procedure. Deep brain stimulation is now well established for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and primary dystonia, and is progressively being used for new applications. In this issue, Houeto et al1 (pp 992–5) present a case report on the effect of basal ganglia surgery on Tourette syndrome, Lenders et al2 (p 1039) on …

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