Dystonia and Dystonic Syndromes

  • Petr Kanovsky
  • Kailash P. Bhatia
  • Raymond L. Rosales

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pathophysiology and Nosology of Dystonia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Petr Kanovsky, Raymond L. Rosales, Kailash P. Bhatia
      Pages 3-12
    3. Giovanni Abbruzzese, Elisa Pelosin, Laura Avanzino
      Pages 13-25
    4. Ana Westenberger, Christine Klein
      Pages 27-48
    5. Ana Claudia Saraiva Ribeiro, Kailash P. Bhatia
      Pages 49-60
    6. Petr Kanovsky, Dirk Dressler, Kateřina Menšíková
      Pages 61-74
    7. Ericka Samantha A. Teleg, Raymond L. Rosales
      Pages 75-88
    8. Antonella Macerollo, Mark J. Edwards
      Pages 101-113
  3. Treatment of Dystonia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Dirk Dressler, Petr Kanovsky
      Pages 127-149
    3. Jürgen Voges
      Pages 165-185
    4. Claudia M. Hendrix, Jerrold L. Vitek
      Pages 187-207
    5. Jorge Hernandez Franco, Raymond L. Rosales
      Pages 209-226
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-253

About this book


The current concept of dystonic movement connects the abnormal function of somatosensory pathways and somatosensory analyzers with the dystonic performance of motor action, which is based on the abnormality of sensorimotor integration. This concept is reflected not only in idiopathic dystonia, but also in secondary and symptomatic dystonias. This book provides a comprehensive history of the terms dystonia and dystonic, the physiology of dystonic movement, and the genetics and clinical appearance of primary and secondary dystonias. Reflecting the latest research findings, Dystonia and Dystonic Syndromes offers an in-depth discussion of current treatment options available for dystonia, including pharmacotherapy, surgery, and neurorehabilitation. As such, it offers a valuable reference guide for practitioners in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and neuroradiology, as well as for neuroscientists.​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Petr Kanovsky
    • 1
  • Kailash P. Bhatia
    • 2
  • Raymond L. Rosales
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyPalacky University Medical School University Hospital OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic
  2. 2.Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement DisordersUniversity College London Institute of NeurologyLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Neurology and PsychiatryThe Royal and Pontifical University of Santo TomasManilaPhilippines

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