Ventralis intermedius thalamotomy can succeed when ventralis intermedius thalamic stimulation fails: Report of 2 cases for tremor

Cole A. Giller, Richard B. Dewey

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Abstract

In 2 patients with essential tremor, thalamotomy in the ventralis intermedius (VIM) provided lasting tremor relief after thalamic stimulation of the VIM failed. These cases illustrate that the effects of deep brain stimulation might not be those of simple inhibition, and that thalamotomy should be considered when deep brain stimulation does not succeed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Thalamotomy
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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