Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 2
Radiosurgery for Movement Disorders
1Özel Erdem Hastanesi, Nöroloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Medication is the predominant method for the management of patients with movement disorders. Surgical treatment can be used if medical therapy fails. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) and surgical lesioning of the thalamus and basal ganglia are respected neurosurgical procedures. But some patients are not suitable for open neurosurgical procedures. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a good option for this patients. Especially Gamma knife thalamotomy produces favorable outcomes when treating tremors, with success rates ranging %80-100. But pallidotomies performed with radiosurgery did not achieve the similar good results. Anahtar Kelimeler : Movement disorders, Radiosurgery, Gamma knife thalamotomy, Pallidotomy