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Unilateral Holmes tremor and focal dystonia after Gamma Knife surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18503362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Holmes tremor is a rare, involuntary slow shaking in the proximal portions of the limbs during rest and voluntary motion. It occurs frequently after midbrain damage. The authors report on a 20-year-old man who developed Holmes tremor after undergoing Gamma Knife surgery for an arteriovenous malformation in the left thalamus extending to the tegmentum. This is possibly the first report of such an adverse effect after radiosurgery. The tremor was believed to be secondary to radiation-induced infarction of the midbrain.
Thomas S M Chiou; Chon-Haw Tsai; Ying-Hsuan Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  105 Suppl     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-27     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem Infarctions / etiology*,  pathology
Dystonic Disorders / etiology*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
Radiosurgery / adverse effects*
Tremor / etiology*
Young Adult

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