Deep brain stimulation for Holmes' tremor related to a thalamic abscess


Peker S., Isik U., Akgun Y., Ozek M.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.24, no.9, pp.1057-1062, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-008-0644-2
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1057-1062
  • Keywords: deep brain stimulation, Holmes' tremor, midbrain tremor, thalamus, ventral intermediate nucleus, VENTRALIS INTERMEDIUS, MIDBRAIN TREMOR, RUBRAL TREMOR, THALAMOTOMY, SECONDARY

Abstract

Background Medical treatment is usually ineffective for Holmes' tremor, and surgery is the treatment of choice for many patients. Here we report the case of a 14-year-old girl who developed Holmes' tremor related to a thalamic abscess and was successfully treated with thalamic deep brain stimulation.