Clinical and structural findings of brain lesions in patients with lesion-induced dystonia: analysis of published cases


  • Distinct patterns exist between the locations of brain lesions and body parts affected by dystonia, suggesting that different types of dystonia are produced by different brain networks.

Why this matters

  • A network model suggesting that dystonia might be caused by abnormalities in multiple brain regions has been proposed. Lesion-induced dystonia offers a unique opportunity to map out the link between affected locations and the characteristics of dystonia.

  • This descriptive analysis may further our understanding of brain networks and shared underlying mechanisms across etiologies.