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Cranial dystonia is a common disease of the extrapyramidal nervous system. The clinical manifestations of dystonia are extremely variable; many of its forms are often undiagnosed. Dystonia is a sensorimotor disorder of the nervous system. Damage affects not only one structure, but also a network of the nodes interacting with each other in the somatosensory cortex and associative sensory and motor fields, which play a role in the integration of various sensory modalities coming from both outside the body and from the receptors within it. Botulinum toxin preparations show the highest efficacy in treating cranial dystonia. If their administration cannot achieve a positive result, oral drugs and surgical treatments should be used.

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V. A. Tolmacheva
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, 

111, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021


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Tolmacheva V.A. Cranial dystonia. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2018;10(1):90-95. (In Russ.)

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