Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 , Vol 47 , Num 1
Post Hemiplejik Distoni: Olgu Sunumu
Aydan Kurtaran 1 ,Canan Tıkız 2 ,Deniz Dülgeroğlu Erdoğdu 3 ,Barın Selçuk 4 ,Aytül Çakcı 5
1 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye
3 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 1. Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Ankara
4 Sağlık Bakanlığı Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye

Posthemiplegic Dystonia: Case Report Dystonia is a state of abnormal posture produced by slow, sustained involuntary muscle contractions which may affect a single muscle, a group of muscles of the body, resulting in characteristic postures. Such abnormalities may be seen in a variety of neurological diseases and dystonia following hemiplegia is also recognized. Although posthemiplegic dystonia is rare, it affects the patient’s quality of life. In this case report we discussed the clinical, electrophysiological and radiological features of posthemiplegic dystonia after the cerebrovascular accident during the improvement period in  two 39 and 66 years old  male patients.

Keywords : Posthemiplegic dystonia, hemidystonia, stroke