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, Neuroscience
Christopher Loiselle, M.D.
Radiosurgery Center

Each of the criteria in the following section must be met in order for a patient to be considered eligible for registration.

Inclusion Criteria:

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

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Swedish Radiosurgery Center (ask for the Gamma Knife Nurse)
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