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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 45(5); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;45(5): 303-305.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2009.45.5.303
Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Area for Dystonic Tremor.
Seong Gyu Jeong, Myung Ki Lee, Won Ho Lee, Chang Ghu Ghang
1Department of Neurosurgery, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea. stereomk@naver.com
2Department of Neurology, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The stereotactic surgical target for dystonic tremor is the subject of ongoing debate. Targeting the subthalamic area using deep brain stimulation has been regaining interest as a therapy for various types of involuntary movements. We describe the efficacy of stimulation of the subthalamic area in a patient with intractable dystonic tremor. Excellent control without neurological complications was achieved. This case report demonstrates that the subthalamic area is a valuable target for the control of dystonic tremor.
Key Words: Subthalamic area; Dystonic tremor; Deep brain stimulation
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