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n. pl. thal·a·mot·o·mies
Surgical excision of a portion of the thalamus, usually to relieve tremor, as in Parkinson's disease.

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The study demonstrated the safety and efficacy of non-invasive thalamotomy with Exablate Neuro.
Until now, patients who fail to respond to medication are offered invasive surgical procedures such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or radiofrequency (RF) thalamotomy.
Treatment for ET traditionally involves medications, or--in patients who do not respond to medication--either the implantation of a deep brain stimulation device and pacemaker to counter the abnormal electrical activity in the thalamus, or a surgical procedure called thalamotomy, which involves the destruction of a small group of cells in the thalamus that generate the tremors.
Bilateral pallidal stimulation for idiopathic segmental axial dystonia advanced Meige syndrome refractory to bilateral thalamotomy.
Stereotactic ventrooralis thalamotomy for taskspecific focal hand dystonia (writer's cramp).
Thalamotomy and pallidotomy for dystonia are other surgical procedures.
From functional neurosurgery to "interventional" neurology: Survey of publications on thalamotomy, pallidotomy, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease from 1966 to 2001.
He performed ablations to treat dyskinesia and in 1979, he introduced ventrolateral thalamotomy [4-6].
This picture has also been reported in bilateral thalamotomy performed for Parkinmson's disease, in lesions in the supplementary motor area and bilateral edema in the brachium pontis/conjunctivum or superior cerebellar peduncles (8, 24, 25).
Stereotactic thalamotomy in the treatment of extrapyramidal disorders: criteria for selection of parkinsonian patients.