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

Peker S., ISIK U., Akgun Y., ÖZEK Ö. M. M.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-008-0644-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • 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
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.