Caudal zona incerta as an alternative target for the treatment of tremor with deep brain stimulation

Puneet Plaha, Sadaquate Khan, Shazia Javed, Steven S. Gill (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Stereotactic deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamus and the subthalamic region has been shown to be effective in treating medically refractory tremor over the past few decades. In this article we discuss the merits and drawbacks of stimulating each of the targets in this region, in particular the caudal zona incerta nucleus (cZI). We discuss our recent work in this field and the rationale behind choosing this nucleus to implant bilateral DBS leads for all forms of tremor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Neurological Review
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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