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- n. An invasive procedure, primarily effective for tremors such as those associated with Parkinson's disease, where a selected portion of the thalamus is surgically destroyed.
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Other medications that might help include the seizure drugs topiramate and gabapentin, the anxiety drug alprazolam and other medications for high blood pressure. brain stimulation and a type of brain surgery called thalamotomy may help people who do not respond to medications.
A thalamotomy is a procedure that destroys tissue at a particular spot -- the Ventralis Inter-Medius nucleus -- on the thalamus of the brain which influences movement.
Surgical intervention such as thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation may ease certain tremors.
Joseph Fourier. 243 p. Ohye C, Shibazaki T (2009) Treatment of functional disorders with gamma knife thalamotomy.
Ten adult patients diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain successfully underwent non-invasive deep brain ablation surgery (central lateral thalamotomy) with transcranial MRgFUS and showed improvement in pain scores and reduction of pain medication with no adverse effects at three months follow-up.