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Researchers compare focused ultrasound and DBS for essential tremor

By Admin | February 15, 2019

Focused ultrasound (FUS) thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus provide similar benefits for patients with essential tremor, according to two presentations delivered at the annual meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society. The techniques’ surgical procedures, associated risks, and adverse event profiles may influence neurologists and patients in their choice of treatment.

FUS allows neurosurgeons to apply thermal ablation to create a lesion on the thalamus. MRI guidance enables precise control of the lesion location (within approximately 1 mm) and of the treatment intensity. The surgery can be performed with high-resolution stereotactic framing. 

For more information on this, please read, Researchers compare focused ultrasound and DBS for essential tremor, by MD Edge. 

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