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The role of intrathecal baclofen in the management of primary and secondary dystonia in children.
Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug; 21(4):355-8.BJ

Abstract

Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is a well-established method of treating spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. In our series, eight children with primary or dystonia secondary to cerebral palsy have benefited from ITB. The observations in this paper are subjective and based on the carer's impressions, but have confirmed the role of ITB in dystonia. Children with dystonia secondary to cerebral palsy benefited most and ITB can be used in these as a single treatment modality. The approach is different in dystonia secondary to cerebral palsy, where ITB can be used to palliate the spastic component, but other methods are necessary to treat the primary disease. We currently have three children in our series, where ITB in conjunction with deep brain stimulation (DBS) was used with satisfactory results.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17676454

Citation

Woon, K, et al. "The Role of Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Primary and Secondary Dystonia in Children." British Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 21, no. 4, 2007, pp. 355-8.
Woon K, Tsegaye M, Vloeberghs MH. The role of intrathecal baclofen in the management of primary and secondary dystonia in children. Br J Neurosurg. 2007;21(4):355-8.
Woon, K., Tsegaye, M., & Vloeberghs, M. H. (2007). The role of intrathecal baclofen in the management of primary and secondary dystonia in children. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 21(4), 355-8.
Woon K, Tsegaye M, Vloeberghs MH. The Role of Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Primary and Secondary Dystonia in Children. Br J Neurosurg. 2007;21(4):355-8. PubMed PMID: 17676454.
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