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Thalamotomy for essential tremor: a very long-term follow-up of speech and voice
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience.
2012 (English)In: Journal of medical speech-language pathology, ISSN 1065-1438, Vol. 20, no 4, 121-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The movement disorder essential tremor (ET) has been treated in the past with thalamotomy, a surgical treatment known to cause dysarthria as a side effect. The aim of the current study was to evaluate speech and voice of a group of patients who underwent thalamotomy for ET more than 10 years ago and to determine whether any problems could be linked to the size and laterality of the surgical lesion. Eight patients treated with thalamotomy for ET from 1981 to 1996 participated in a voice and speech evaluation. Patient audio recordings were analyzed perceptually and acoustically, and the patients also self-assessed their speech. Of the eight patients, three were found to have both speech and voice problems, an additional three had only voice problems, and one had an isolated speech rate problem. Three patients reported subjective symptoms. The pattern of occurrence of impairments showed no clear link to the laterality or size of the lesion. It is argued that impaired articulation was likely to have been a consequence of the thalamotomy. However, the finding of voice quality problems was confounded by the disease itself and the patients' ages and thus was probably less likely to be related to the thalamotomy.

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Delmar Cengage Learning, 2012. Vol. 20, no 4, 121-126 p.
Keyword [en]
speech and voice disorders, thalamotomy, essential tremor
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Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-74354ISI: 000209107200021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-74354DiVA: diva2:633651
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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