Gamma Knife Thalamotomy for Treatment of Essential Tremor
The purpose of this study is to find out what effects (good and bad) gamma knife radiosurgery has on essential tremor. STUDY OBJECTIVES:
Efficacy: To determine the effectiveness prospectively of Gamma Knife thalamotomy in treatment of essential tremor. Tremor will be assessed according to the Clinical Rating Scale for Tremor (CRST-Part B)1 and the QUEST (Quality of Life in
Neuroscience - Movement Disorders,
Christopher Loiselle, M.D.
Each of the criteria in the following section must be met in order for a patient to be considered eligible for registration.
1. Men and women age 18 years or older
2. Subjects who are able and willing to give consent and able to attend all study visits
3. A diagnosis of ET as confirmed from clinical history and examination by a neurologist or neurosurgeon
Swedish Radiosurgery Center (ask for the Gamma Knife Nurse)