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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

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Pınar Kadiroğulları,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acıbadem University Atakent Hospital, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_151_21

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.

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