TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2021, Cilt 20, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 337-340)

Latest advances at baclofen pump in cerebral palsy treatment

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1 Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Bornova, İzmir

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2021.55
Görüntüleme: 479
İndirme : 851

Cerebral palsy is a group of developmental disorder of movement and posture that occurs in developing fetal or infant brain because of non-progressive pathologies. Epilepsy, secondary musculoskeletal system problems, cognitive disorders and behavioral problems can be generally seen beside motor functional deficiencies. Performing daily activities like gait, feeding, clothing and toileting are affected because of severe motor disability and pain in cerebral palsy patients. There is not a consensus in the treatment of spasticity and distony seen in cerebral palsy. An appropriate treatment strategy must be decided after evaluating the degree of spasticity and clinical features in a multidisciplinary manner. Pharmacologic treatments as oral antispastic agents, physical therapy, local Botulinum toxin injections are the first line treatment modalities in spasticity therapy but they are not always effective. So orthopedic or neurosurgical procedures like intratechal baclofen therapy can be also needed in the treatment of spasticity.

Anahtar Kelimeler : cerebral palsy; baclofen; intrathecal therapy