Electrical stimulation of the posterior subthalamic area for the treatment of intractable proximal tremor.

@article{Murata2003ElectricalSO,
  title={Electrical stimulation of the posterior subthalamic area for the treatment of intractable proximal tremor.},
  author={Jun-ichi Murata and Mayumi Kitagawa and Haruo Uesugi and Hisatoshi Saito and Yoshinobu K Iwasaki and Seiji Kikuchi and Kunio Tashiro and Yutaka Sawamura},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={708-15}
}
OBJECT Tremors, including its proximal component, are often refractory to standard thalamic surgery. In the 1960s the posterior part of the subthalamic white matter was reported to be a promising target in treating various forms of tremor, but was also found to be associated with adverse effects. Advances involving a less invasive method, that is, deep brain stimulation (DBS), has led to a reappraisal of this target. METHODS Eight patients with severe essential tremor involving the proximal… CONTINUE READING

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