publication . Other literature type . Article . 1996

Chronic electrical stimulation of the ventralis intermedius nucleus of the thalamus as a treatment of movement disorders

Alim Louis Benabid; Pierre Pollak; Dongming Gao; Dominique Hoffmann; Patricia Limousin; Emmanuel Gay; Isabelle Payen; Abdhelhamid Benazzouz;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1996
  • Publisher: Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)
Abstract
<jats:p content-type="fine-print">✓ Tremor was suppressed by test stimulation of the thalamic ventralis intermedius (VIM) nucleus at high frequency (130 Hz) during stereotaxy in nonanesthetized patients suffering from Parkinson's disease or essential tremor. Ventralis intermedius stimulation has since been used by the authors over the last 8 years as a treatment in 117 patients with movement disorders (80 cases of Parkinson's disease, 20 cases of essential tremor, and 17 cases of various dyskinesias and dystonias including four multiple sclerosis). Chronic electrodes were stereotactically implanted in the VIM and connected to a programmable stimulator. Results d...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseases
free text keywords: Surgery, Clinical Neurology, Anesthesia, Central nervous system disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Thalamic stimulator, medicine.medical_specialty, Ablative brain surgery, Parkinson's disease, Thalamotomy, medicine.medical_treatment, Essential tremor, Movement disorders, medicine.symptom, Deep brain stimulation, business.industry, business
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