Computed tomography guided stereotactic thalamotomy using the brown-roberts-wells system for nonparkinsonian movement disorders: Technical note

Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, Gene H. Barnett, Joann Palmer

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A technique is described for stereotactic thalamotomy, using the Brown-Roberts-Wells (BRW) system and computed tomography (CT) without the need for ventriculography. Previous reports have suggested that the BRW system lacks sufficient accuracy (compared with ventriculography) for CT-directed functional neurosurgery. However, using this method, our findings demonstrate excellent clinical accuracy and safety in 12 consecutive patients with nonparkinsonian movement disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-192
Number of pages9
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Head injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stereotactic techniques
  • Thalamotomy
  • Tremor

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