Long-Term Review of Dentatectomy in Dystonia Musculorum Deformans and Cerebral Palsy

  • N. T. Zervas
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 24)


Since 1966 34 patients with disorders of movement and tone due to dystonia musculorum deformans, cerebral palsy and other dyskinesias underwent ablation of the cerebellar dentate nucleus. Long term results (2–8 years) in 19 patients could be verified. Five other patients died and 10 were lost to follow up.


Multiple Sclerosis Cerebral Palsy Harvard Medical School Cerebellar Ataxia Vestibular Nucleus 
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  1. Zervas, N. T., Horner, F. A., Pickren, K. S. (1967), The treatment of dyskinesias by stereotaxic dentatectomy. Confin. Neurol. (Basel) 29, 93–100.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. T. Zervas
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBeth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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