Status dystonicus

Status dystonicus

Status dystonicus is a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder which occurs in people who have primary or secondary dystonia. Symptoms consist of widespread severe muscle contractions. Treatment can be difficult but status dystonicus may respond to midazolam, propofol, baclofen and bilateral pallidal deep brain stimulation.[1][2]


  1. ^ Mariotti, P.; Fasano, A.; Contarino, MF.; Della Marca, G.; Piastra, M.; Genovese, O.; Pulitanò, S.; Chiaretti, A.; Bentivoglio, AR. (May 2007). "Management of status dystonicus: our experience and review of the literature". Mov Disord. 22 (7): 963–8. doi:10.1002/mds.21471. PMID 17427939. S2CID 40040360.
  2. ^ Allen, Nicholas M; Lin, Jean-Pierre; Lynch, Tim; King, Mary D (February 2014). "Status dystonicus: a practice guide". Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 56 (2): 105–112. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12339. PMID 24304390.

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Title: Brain and spinal cord; a manual for the study of the morphology and fibre-tracts of the central nervous system
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Villiger, Emil, 1870-1931 Piersol, George A. (George Arthur)
Subjects: Brain Spinal cord
Publisher: Philadelphia, London, J. B. Lippincott
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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Fig. 49.—Frontal section of the brain, mrijmgh the septum pellueidum, which extends between the body (Corp, callos.)and the: rostrum (C. c.) of the corpus ealloluii/ and forms the medial wall of the anterior horns of the lateral ventricles.The corpus striatum is partially divided byithe capsula interna. CI, claustrum,
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Pig. 50.—Frontal section of the brain, through the tips of the temporal lobes. Cc, corpus callosum, lamina rostralis;Co, oommissura anterior; C. ext., capsula externa; CI, claustrum; C. exlr., capsula extrema. 48 MORPHOLOGY. The nucleus lentiformis, or nucleus lenticularis, constitutes a wedge-shaped mass,whose base is directed outward and the apex inward. It lies lateral and, at the sametime, ventral to the nucleus caudatus and thalamus, Separated from the latter by theinternal capsule. In front and ventrally, the lenticular nucleus is directly continuouswith the head of the nucleus caudatus. Dorsally, delicate gray stripes connect the twonuclei; hence the designation corpus striatum applied to the nuclei conjointly. Thenucleus lentiformis bounds the internal capsule laterally with its downward and inwardsloping medial surface. Its shghtly convex lateral surface is vertical and borders thecapsula externa, a thin white medullary lamella which is limited externally by a

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