Multilevel Cervical Disc Disease in a Patient with the Syndrome of Gilles De La Tourette

Authors

  • Orhan Kalemci Department Of Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey.
  • Cenk Ergüden Department Of Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey.
  • Kasım Zafer Yüksel Department Of Neurosurgery, Kahramanmaras Sutcu İmam University, Kahramanmaras Turkey.
  • Necati Gökmen Department Of Anesthesiology And Reanimation, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey.
  • Kemal Yücesoy Department Of Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylul University, İzmir, Turkey.

Keywords:

Gilles De La Tourette syndrome, cervical disc disease

Abstract

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) is a disease in which patients experience tics. These tics may be encountered in some patients as severe muscle spasms.Spasms may have an effect on the intervertebral discal tissues causing degenerative disc disease. In this study, we want to present a 32 years old male patient with GTS who was experiencing abnormal head and neck spasms and severe pain in neck and both arms. Diagnostic studies revealed multilevel cervical disc disease which lead to surgical intervention. This case is presented in the light of the literature. We want to emphasize the importance of physical rehabilitation programs on patients with GTS experiencing severe spasms so as to protect the spinal column.

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Published

2009-12-30

How to Cite

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Kalemci O, Ergüden C, Yüksel KZ, Gökmen N, Yücesoy K. Multilevel Cervical Disc Disease in a Patient with the Syndrome of Gilles De La Tourette. J Nervous Sys Surgery [Internet]. 2009 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 24];2(4):188-90. Available from: https://sscdergisi.org/index.php/sscd/article/view/171

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Case Report