Surgical treatment of tremor

  • John Andrew


Parkinson (1817) reported that a patient with the ‘shaking palsy’ lost the tremor on the side of the body affected by a hemiplegic stroke. This observation has led neurosurgeons in the present century to perform partial interruptions of the pyramidal and extrapyramidal pathways in an attempt to relieve parkinsonian tremor and rigidity, as well as other movement disorders and other forms of tremor, without causing permanent hemiplegia.


Myoclonic Jerk Microelectrode Recording Anterior Choroidal Artery Stereotaxic Surgery Parkinsonian Tremor 
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