volume 29, issue 6, P772-777 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1025697
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Manoel J. Teixeira, Humberto K. Schroeder, Guilherme Lepski

Abstract: Spasticity represents a common and very often incapacitating neurologic condition, for which a limited number of treatment options are available. Stereotactic ablation of the dentate cerebellar nuclei (dentatotomy) was widely used in the past with variable results. In the present study, we reviewed 12 consecutive cases operated on at the Midland Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology at Birmingham University (Smetwick, UK) in the 1980s. The following clinical aspects were analyzed: severity of spasticity, occur…

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