Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
  Users Online: 9421 Home | About the Journal | InstructionsCurrent Issue | Back IssuesLogin      Print this page Email this page  Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-123

Management of pregnancy and childbirth in a cervical dystonia patient with an implanted deep brain stimulation system: A case report

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Memorial Health Group Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Gelisim University College of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acıbadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Pınar Kadiroğulları
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acibadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_151_21

Rights and Permissions

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can lead to psychosocial and functional improvement in medically refractory cervical, segmental, or generalized moderate to severe dystonia. After treatment with DBS in women with dystonia, pregnancy can be planned. However, in the literature, there are no standardized clinical guidelines for the management of movement disorder treated with DBS during pregnancy. Herein, we report a 24-year-old female patient with cervical dystonia (CD) who have an implanted bilateral globus pallidus interna (GPi)-DBS. The patient got pregnant during the 5-year follow-up period after DBS surgery and then delivered a healthy baby via cesarean section under general anesthesia. A patient with CD who have a DBS system with a rechargeable battery could be managed safely during pregnancy and childbirth.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded118    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal