Deep brain stimulation of the Vim nucleus of the thalamus for the treatment of tremor.

@article{Koller2000DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation of the Vim nucleus of the thalamus for the treatment of tremor.},
  author={William C. Koller and Punam Pahwa and Kelly E. Lyons and Steven B Wilkinson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 12 Suppl 6},
  pages={S29-33}
}
The surgical treatment of tremor has evolved considerably in the past few years. Of the several conditions associated with severe tremor, the most common are Parkinson's disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET). Levodopa therapy reduced drastically the number of patients with PD who require surgery because of inadequate control. However, there remains a small number of "tremor dominant" PD patients for whom surgical treatment is often the best option. The ventralis intermediate nucleus (Vim) of… CONTINUE READING

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