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.