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Observation of Involuntary Movements Through Clinical Effects of Surgical Treatments

  • Fusako Yokochi
  • Makoto Taniguchi
  • Toru Terao
  • Ryoichi Okiyama
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 58)

Abstract

Involuntary movements are of numerous types. It is difficult to treat involuntary movements by medication, and the mechanisms underlying involuntary movements are unclear. Stereotactic surgery has been effective for the treatment of involuntary movements. Outcomes of surgical treatments are excellent indicators for understanding the clinical differentiation or pathophysiological mechanism of involuntary movements. The clinical observations of involuntary movements following stereotactic surgery are described in this chapter.

Keywords

Deep Brain Stimulation Essential Tremor Involuntary Movement Focal Dystonia Generalize Dystonia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fusako Yokochi
    • 1
  • Makoto Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Toru Terao
    • 1
  • Ryoichi Okiyama
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyTokyo Metropolitan Neurological HospitalFuchuJapan

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