Deep brain stimulation of the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus for Benedikt’s syndrome mainly present as tremor: a long-term case observation
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Benedikt’s syndrome (BS) is caused by the lesion in the midbrain and specifically manifests a series of symptoms, including ipsilateral third nerve palsy, contralateral tremor, hemiataxia, and hyperactive tendon reflexes. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for BS emerges as a new approach and achieves successfully results. We report a successful case report of thalamic ventral intermediate (VIM) nucleus DBS for a patient with BS. During follow-up of 3 years, DBS successfully control the tremor and greatly improve his living and working quality. We consider that VIM DBS may have sustained benefit for refractory BS that mainly presents as tremor.
KeywordsBenedikt’s syndrome Rubral tremor Deep brain stimulation
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