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Wednesday, 13 September, 2023

The Role of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treating Dystonia — OPP.Today

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a successful treatment option for various neurological disorders, including Dystonia. Dystonia is a movement disorder characterizedinvoluntary muscle contractions, resulting in abnormal body movements or postures. Recently, a 30-year-old patient with Dystonia underwent high frequency DBS, which involved the implantation of electrodes in the internal palladium. An MRI scan was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

DBS worksdelivering electrical stimulation to targeted areas of the brain responsible for the abnormal movements. The electrodes are placed in specific locations, such as the internal palladium, to modulate the abnormal brain activity. By adjusting the frequency and intensity of the stimulation, the symptoms of Dystonia can be significantly reduced or eliminated.

The MRI scan conducted on the patient demonstrated the precise placement of the electrodes and served as a tool to assess the success of the DBS procedure. The images showed the targeted area in the brain and provided valuable information to the medical team.

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