Relationship between focused ultrasound thalamotomy sensory side effects and thalamic structure

Takeaway

  • Imaging analysis of patients with persistent side effects of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) thalamotomy may identify thalamic regions associated with increased risk of sensory side effects, which can aid in targeting to avoid adverse effects.

Why this matters

    MRgFUS thalamotomy has been shown to be an effective treatment for tremor but is associated with sensory adverse effects; understanding the relationship between MRgFUS lesions and sensory symptoms will aid in improved treatment outcomes.

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