Definitions for "Thalamotomy"
Operation in which a small region of the thalamus (a structure deep in the brain) is destroyed. Tremor and rigidity in Parkinsonism and other conditions may be relieved by thalamotomy. This surgery is rarely recommended and has been replaced by deep brain stimulation.
Destruction of a portion of the thalamus to treat intractable pain or psychosis.
surgical procedure where a small region of the thalamus is destroyed.