Letter to the Editor. The role of unilateral pallidotomy in cervical dystonia

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Correspondence Kanwaljeet Garg: kanwaljeet84@gmail.com.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online September 11, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.SPINE201200.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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    Loher TJ, Pohle T, Krauss JK. Functional stereotactic surgery for treatment of cervical dystonia: review of the experience from the lesional era. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2004;82(1):113.

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    • Export Citation
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    • Export Citation
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    Levi V, Zorzi G, Messina G, Deep brain stimulation versus pallidotomy for status dystonicus: a single-center case series. J Neurosurg. Published online December 20, 2019. doi:10.3171/2019.10.JNS191691

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