CORRESPONDENCE introduced in clinical practice in our Department at the Letter: Thalamotomy-Like Eec ff ts From Partial 9,10 University of Palermo, Italy. The use of ultrasound energy as a Removal of a Ventral Intermediate Nucleus therapeutic agent dates back to 1950s. However, it has been used Deep Brain Stimulator Lead in a Patient With with ablative purpose for tremor and chronic pain only recently, Essential Tremor: Case Report thanks to the surprising development of sophisticated imaging equipment, which allows a real-time surgery, permitting to shape To the Editor: We have read and appreciated so much the article written by the target during the procedure, on the basis of a live monitoring of neural structures, immediately visible and documented by John D. Rolston et al, “Thalamotomy-Like Effects From Partial Removal of a Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Deep Brain Stimu- intraoperative MRI sequences, and of a constant neurological examination of the patient. lator Lead in a Patient With Essential Tremor: Case Report” published in Neurosurgery. In this article, the authors reported, As in “The Trial of the Bow” (Figure 1), in which Ulysses let the arrow pass through 12 aligned rings, without touching or for the first time, a case of cerebral
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Published: May 1, 2017
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