Title

Thalamic stimulation for primary writing tremor

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We report a patient with primary writing tremor whose tremor was treated with thalamic stimulation. He had undergone trials of multiple oral medications with no benefit for his tremor. An electrode lead was implanted in the thalamic nucleus ventralis intermedius with nearly complete control of his tremor and no postoperative complications. We conclude that nucleus ventralis intermedius thalamic stimulation is safe and effective for primary writing tremor.

Medical Subject Headings

Electric Stimulation Therapy; Electrodes; Essential Tremor (therapy); Hand (pathology, physiology); Handwriting; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Motor Skills; Thalamus (physiology); Treatment Outcome

Publication Date

5-1-2001

Publication Title

Journal of neurology

ISSN

0340-5354

Volume

248

Issue

5

First Page

380

Last Page

2

PubMed ID

11437158

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s004150170177

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