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Intractable Blepharospasm Treated with Bilateral Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation

Nijee S. Luthra; Kyle T. Mitchell; Monica M. Volz; Idit Tamir; Phillip A. Starr; Jill Ostrem

Title:
Intractable Blepharospasm Treated with Bilateral Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation
Author(s):
Luthra, Nijee S.
Mitchell, Kyle T.
Volz, Monica M.
Tamir, Idit
Starr, Phillip A.
Ostrem, Jill
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Volume:
7
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Abstract:
Background: Blepharospasm can be present as an isolated dystonia or in conjunction with other forms of cranial dystonia, causing significant disability. Case Report: We report a case of a 69-year-old male with craniocervical dystonia, manifesting primarily as incapacitating blepharospasm refractory to medical treatments. He underwent bilateral globus pallidus (GP) deep brain stimulation (DBS) with complete resolution of his blepharospasm and sustained benefit at 12 months postoperatively. Discussion: This case illustrates successful treatment of blepharospasm with pallidal stimulation. GP-DBS should be considered a reasonable therapeutic option for intractable blepharospasm.
Subject(s):
Eyelids--Diseases
Brain stimulation--Therapeutic use
Dystonia
Globus pallidus
Neurology
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.7916/D8SJ1V9F
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Suggested Citation:
Nijee S. Luthra, Kyle T. Mitchell, Monica M. Volz, Idit Tamir, Phillip A. Starr, Jill Ostrem, , Intractable Blepharospasm Treated with Bilateral Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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