Surgical Treatment of Tardive Dystonia in Nepal: A Case Report

  • Resha Shrestha Department of Neurourgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
  • Takaomi Taira Department of Neurourgery Tokyo Womens Medical University, Tokyo
  • Pranaya Shrestha Department of Neurourgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
  • Pravesh Rajbhanari Department of Neurourgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
  • Sudan Dhakal Department of Neurourgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
  • Samir Acharya Department of Neurourgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
  • Basant Pant Department of Neurosurgery Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
Keywords: deep brain stimulation, pallidotomy, tardive dystonia

Abstract

Tardive dystonia is a subtype of dystonia which is seen in patients receiving antipsychotic treatment for long period. Medical treatment of tardive dystonia is very complex and many cases do not respond well to currently available treatment and sometimes can be irreversible. Surgical treatments like pallidotomy and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) have shown some promising results. We report this case of Tardive Dystonia who benefitted from Pallidotomy. We believe this is the first case in Nepal.

Nepal Journal of Neuroscience 12:81-84, 2015

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2016-10-08
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Shrestha, R., Taira, T., Shrestha, P., Rajbhanari, P., Dhakal, S., Acharya, S., & Pant, B. (2016). Surgical Treatment of Tardive Dystonia in Nepal: A Case Report. Nepal Journal of Neuroscience, 12(2), 81-84. https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v12i2.15899
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