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Successful treatment of tremor in Wilson's disease by thalamotomy: A case report

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Little information is available on the surgical treatment of movement disorders in Wilson's disease. We report a successful outcome of left-sided stereotactic thalamotomy in a 30-year-old man with Wilson's disease, who had severe postural-kinetic tremor of both hands. The improvement was bilateral. Our case illustrates that stereotactic thalamotomy may be considered as an option in treating severe tremor in selected patients of Wilson's disease and merit further trials. © 2007 Movement Disorder Society

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