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Preoperative and Postoperative Deep Brain Stimulation Outcomes in a 51-Year-Old Man with Leg and Truncal Dystonia

The first segment of the video shows a 51-year-old patient who developed symptoms of leg dystonia at the age of 48 years (L-7149). Dystonia progressed rapidly including truncal dystonia leading to an inability to walk due to action-induced severe forward bending. For the past years, the patient was immobile and had to be carried on the shoulders by relatives. Further, dystonic tremor of hands and legs was present, as well as dystonic posturing of both legs. One week after surgery, dystonia resolved almost completely which remained stable in F/U examinations after 6 and 12 months. Battery replacement was performed after 35 months in Lübeck. Forty-two months postoperatively, the patient continues to work He takes care of hogs to sell. Please note the remarkable gain of weight.

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