Marsden, "Reciprocal inhibition between forearm muscles in patients with writer's cramp and other occupational cramps, symptomatic hemidystonia
and hemiparesis due to stroke," Brain, vol.
report on six patients, of which one had hemidystonia
caused by AVM in the contralateral frontoparietal lobe.
If more than one part is involved it can be segmental if one or two regions are involved and hemidystonia
if half the body is involved.
Dystonic episodes may primarily affect the limbs on one side, causing hemidystonia
, or affect the trunk, causing opisthotonic posturing.
Bataller, "Isolated hemidystonia
associated with NMDA receptor antibodies," Movement Disorders, vol.
But though she still has a weakness in her left side, called hemidystonia
, in 2013 she decided to join Chester-le-Street Athletics Club.
The duration of the attacks lasted about 5 min, which was much more suggestive of hemidystonia
, while faciobrachial dystonic seizures are very brief, usually lasting < 3 s.
Pallidal deep brain stimulation for a case of hemidystonia
secondary to a striatal stroke.
affects the arm and leg on the same side of the body (NINDS, 2011).
The antomical basis of symtomatic hemidystonia
. Brain 1985; 108: 463-83.
To date, a handful of patients with dystonia have undergone the procedure, a few with the type of dystonia I exhibited--cervical or neck dystonia that had progressed to a hemidystonia
. I was the first patient with dystonia to undergo the procedure at Weill-Cornell.