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We describe dropped head syndrome in a patient with Parkinson's disease receiving subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS). Posterior occipitocervical instrumented fusion after transarticular screw fixation of an odontoid fracture is shown and its rationale explained. Pedunculopontine nucleus DBS as treatment for fall-predominant Parkinson's disease, and globus pallidus interna DBS for dystonia-predominant Parkinson's disease, are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.jocn.2009.07.114

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Neurosci

Publication Date

04/2010

Volume

17

Pages

541 - 542

Keywords

Accidental Falls, Bone Plates, Bone Screws, Cervical Vertebrae, Deep Brain Stimulation, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Parkinson Disease, Spinal Fractures, Spinal Fusion, Torticollis