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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 138-140

Deep brain stimulation of anteromedial globus pallidus internus for severe Tourette syndrome


Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Paresh K Doshi
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15, Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_53_18

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a complex disorder characterized by tics and is associated with behavioral problems. Although its intensity decreases in adolescence and adult life, in some cases it continues to remain severe and refractory to medical treatment. Deep brain stimulation has been offered as a treatment option in such cases. We report two cases of TS treated with of anteromedial globus pallidum internus. Both the cases had good postoperative control of tics and associated obsessive–compulsive behavior.



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