Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2: by H. Narabayashi M.D. (auth.), F. John Gillingham, Edward R.

By H. Narabayashi M.D. (auth.), F. John Gillingham, Edward R. Hitchcock (eds.)

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6. , La Torre, E. (1974), The stereotaxic dentatotomy in the treatment of spasticity and dyskinetic disorders. J. neurol. Sci. 49-52. 7. Heimburger, R. F. (1967), Dentatectomy in the treatment of dyskinetic disorders. Confin. Neurol. (Basel) 29, 101-106. 8. Heimburger, R. F. (1969), The role of the cerebellar nuclei in dyskinetic disorders. Confin. Neurol. (Basel) 31, 57-72. 9. Heimburger, R. F. (1970), The cerebellum and spasticity. Int. J. Neurol. 7, 232-243. 10. Heimburger, R. F. (1970), The role of the cerebellar nuclei in spasticity.

In Sixth Symposium of the International Society for Research in Stereoencephalotomy. Vol. II, p. 16. Tokyo: Abstracts. Authors' address: MUDr. M. Galanda, Prof. MUDr. P. Nadvornik, and MUDr. M. Sramka, Department of Neurosurgery and its Research Laboratory of Clinical Stereotaxy, Medical School of Comenius University, Bratislava, CSSR. Acta Neurochirurgica, Suppl. 24, 27 - 39 (1977) © by Springer-Verlag 1977 Neurosurgical Institute of the University of Rome, Rome, Italy Neurosurgical Treatment of Spasticity and Dyskinesias B.

Hypotonic forms, with dynamic spasticity, constitute a formal contraindication for posterior rhizotomy. In suitable cases, spasticity disappears immediately after the section of the roots. As intensive and long lasting physiotherapy is mandatory for consequent functional improvement and patients must be able to cooperate. The mental status of the patient is therefore exceedingly important for 9,000 functional results. In our series, recurrence of spastecity has occurred in about 5% of the cases.

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