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Emergence of complex, involuntary movements after gamma knife radiosurgery for essential tremor†
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2001
Copyright © 2001 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 965–967, September 2001
How to Cite
Siderowf, A., Gollump, S. M., Stern, M. B., Baltuch, G. H. and Riina, H. A. (2001), Emergence of complex, involuntary movements after gamma knife radiosurgery for essential tremor. Mov. Disord., 16: 965–967. doi: 10.1002/mds.1178
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2001
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2001
- Manuscript Revised: 1 NOV 2000
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 NOV 2000
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUN 2000
Gamma knife radiosurgery is generally considered a safer alternative to traditional pallidotomy or thalamotomy. We report the case of a 59-year-old patient with essential tremor who developed a complex, disabling movement disorder following gamma knife thalamotomy. This case illustrates the need for long-term follow-up to fully evaluate the potential for complications following radiosurgery. © 2001 Movement Disorder Society.