Letters to the Editor: Gamma Knife thalamotomy

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To The Editor: Kondziolka and coauthors1 make a strong case for Gamma Knife thalamotomy as a noninvasive therapeutic option for patients with severe tremor who are not candidates for or who choose not to undergo surgical procedures such as deep brain stimulation or radiofrequency ablation (Kooshkabadi A, Lunsford LD, Tonetti D, et al: Gamma Knife thalamotomy for tremor in the magnetic resonance imaging era. Clinical article. J Neurosurg 118:713–718, April 2013). Furthermore, they suggest that this option fulfills an unmet clinical need and is under-utilized.

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online June 21, 2013; DOI: 10.3171/2013.4.JNS13802.

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Kooshkabadi ALunsford LDTonetti DFlickinger JCKondziolka D: Gamma Knife thalamotomy for tremor in the magnetic resonance imaging era. Clinical article. J Neurosurg 118:7137182013

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Lipsman NSchwartz MLHuang YLee LSankar TChapman M: MR-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for essential tremor: a proof-of-concept study. Lancet Neurol 12:4624682013

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