Brain Science Advances


deep brain stimulation, dystonia, pediatric


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is considered as a treatment option for many neurological diseases. Many patients with movement disorders exhibit remarkable improvement after DBS. Owing to its minimally invasive nature, reversibility, and adjustability, DBS has been increasingly used over the past several decades. Dystonia is one of the most common movement disorders among children, and there is no effective treatment. Recently, some surgeon groups have performed DBS surgery for children. However, the outcomes of DBS in children are not well characterized. Here we mainly discuss the efficacy of DBS against childhood-onset dystonia and introduce the main procedure of pediatric DBS based on our own experience.


Tsinghua University Press