This case of an unusual but important cause of dystonia brings forth some key insights about the use of neuromodulation therapy for this still-uncommon indication.
Can deep brain stimulation help ease motor and psychiatric symptoms of Huntington’s disease?
In properly selected patients, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can be an effective therapy for managing refractory pain. The best outcomes are likely achieved by pairing SCS with long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with real time intraoperative MRI lets surgeons assess lead location with anatomic landmarks instead of the microelectrode recording used during awake surgery. The intraoperative imaging allows DBS surgery to be done under general anesthesia, without patients needing to be awake for physiological measurements. Early Cleveland Clinic experience shows DBS leads implanted using intraoperative MRI varied only modestly from target placement, within expected error ranges.