Gamma knife radiosurgery for movement disorders: a concise review of the literature

Ameer L Elaimy email, Benjamin J Arthurs email, Wayne T Lamoreaux email, John J Demakas email, Alexander R MacKay email, Robert K Fairbanks email, David R Greeley email, Barton S Cooke email and Christopher M Lee email
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010, 8:61doi:10.1186/1477-7819-8-61

 Abstract (provisional)

Medication is the predominant method for the management of patients with movement disorders. However, there is a fraction of patients who experience limited relief from pharmaceuticals or experience bothersome side-effects of the drugs. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and surgical lesioning of the thalamus and basal ganglia are respected neurosurgical procedures, with valued success rates and a very low incidence of complications. Despite these positive outcomes, DBS and surgical

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