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Behavior of Thalamic Neurons in the Movement Disorders — Tremor and Dystonia

  • Chihiro Ohye
  • Tohru Shibazaki

Abstract

In the course of stereotacic thalamotomy for treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, post-traumatic tremor, other kinds of tremor, dystonia, choreic movement, etc., we always use microrecording to determine the precise target to be coagulated (Ohye, 1994; 1996). While depth recording is useful for targeting, it also provides a unique opportunity to gain insight into the ongoing pathophysiological changes of neuronal activity in the human thalamus (Ohye et al., 1989; Ohye, 1997).

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Movement Disorder Essential Tremor Thalamic Neuron Ventral Thalamus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chihiro Ohye
    • 1
  • Tohru Shibazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Functional and Gamma Knife Surgery CenterHidaka HospitalTakasaki, GunmaJapan

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