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Can deep brain stimulation surgery treat spasmodic torticollis dystonia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: DBS
Yes, some benefit from the procedure, although it is used off-label.

In brief: DBS
Yes, some benefit from the procedure, although it is used off-label.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Dbs for dystonia is approved as a humanitarian device exemption by the fda in the United States.
It can be very effective. See this link: http://brain.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/130/11/2879.Short.

In brief: Yes
Dbs for dystonia is approved as a humanitarian device exemption by the fda in the United States.
It can be very effective. See this link: http://brain.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/130/11/2879.Short.
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb
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Dr. Nader Pouratian
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is a non-fda approved indication.
It is effective in approximately 50% of patients.

In brief: Yes
It is a non-fda approved indication.
It is effective in approximately 50% of patients.
Dr. Nader Pouratian
Dr. Nader Pouratian
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Possibly
Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure.
The degree of tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure.

In brief: Possibly
Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure.
The degree of tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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