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Dystonia and tremor secondary to thalamic infarction successfully treated with thalamotomy of the ventralis intermedius nucleus
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2014
© 2014 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Volume 29, Issue 9, pages 1188–1190, August 2014
How to Cite
Álvarez, M., Quintanal, N., Díaz, A., Prince, J., García, I., Carballo, M., Rodríguez, R., Maragoto, C., Pedroso, I. and Macías, R. (2014), Dystonia and tremor secondary to thalamic infarction successfully treated with thalamotomy of the ventralis intermedius nucleus. Mov. Disord., 29: 1188–1190. doi: 10.1002/mds.25889
- Issue published online: 18 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 10 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 5 AUG 2013
- thalamic infarction;
Focal thalamic lesions have been associated with a variety of involuntary movements such as tremor, dystonia, and chorea-ballism.
We describe a patient with severe hyperkinesias of the right arm secondary to a thalamic infarction in the left postero-ventral region of the thalamus.
The dystonia and tremor of the right upper limb were subsequently controlled with another surgical lesion of the ventralis intermedius nucleus of the thalamus.
This observation suggests that ablative surgery might be applied to treat a movement disorder induced by the lesion of the same nucleus, which in addition lead to interesting pathophysiological conjectures. © 2014 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society