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    Athetosis resulting from basal ganglia injury
   

Athetosis, or constant writhing movements, is often caused by injury to deeply situated structures within the brain called the basal ganglia.


Review Date: 11/12/2010
Reviewed By: Kevin Sheth, MD, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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