Pallidal deep brain stimulation may induce a hypokinetic gait disorder and freezing of gait in patients with focal and segmental dystonia

C. Schrader, H.H. Capelle, G. Lütjens, C. Blahak, H. Baezner, D. Dressler & J.K. Krauss
Objective: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) has been shown to be an effective, well-tolerated, and safe treatment for patients with medically refractory segmental and generalized dystonia. Just recently, stimulation-induced hypokinesia, gait disorder, or parkinsonism[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]