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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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