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Computer-Assisted Stereotactic Ventralis Lateralis Thalamotomy With Microelectrode Recording Control in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Authors
Journal
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
0025-6196
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
62
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)65215-x
Keywords
  • Articles
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Stereotactic ventralis lateralis thalamotomy can be performed in selected patients with medically intractable parkinsonian tremor and rigidity. New technology, including computed tomography-based stereotaxis and microelectrode recording techniques, provides a data base for precise localization of thalamic lesions tailored to each patient and thus reduces the risk associated with such a procedure. At our institution, 12 patients with medically intractable parkinsonian tremor have undergone this procedure; all experienced alleviation or cessation of the tremor and no permanent disabling neurologic sequelae.

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