Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1030--1032

Staged deep brain stimulation of ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus for suppression of essential tremors


Riki Tanaka1, Ahmed Ansari1, Yasukazu Kajita2, Yasuhiro Yamada1, T Kawase1, Yoko Kato1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
2 Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital Organization, Nagoya Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Ansari
Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, 3-6-10, Otobashi, Nakagawa Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Japan

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) of the thalamus is a powerful surgical option in the treatment of essential tremors (ETs). However, its therapeutic efficacy depends on the tremor distribution. DBS is highly efficient in the relief of distal appendicular tremor but not other types of tremor. We report a case of staged DBS of ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) of thalamus for the suppression of ETs.


How to cite this article:
Tanaka R, Ansari A, Kajita Y, Yamada Y, Kawase T, Kato Y. Staged deep brain stimulation of ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus for suppression of essential tremors.Asian J Neurosurg 2019;14:1030-1032


How to cite this URL:
Tanaka R, Ansari A, Kajita Y, Yamada Y, Kawase T, Kato Y. Staged deep brain stimulation of ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus for suppression of essential tremors. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];14:1030-1032
Available from: https://www.asianjns.org/article.asp?issn=1793-5482;year=2019;volume=14;issue=3;spage=1030;epage=1032;aulast=Tanaka;type=0