The emerging neuropathology of essential tremor

Elan D. Louis, Jean Paul G. Vonsattel

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Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders. At the same time, it is among the most poorly-understood of these disorders. The underlying anatomical pathology of ET has been elusive until recently. Postmortem studies have begun to display some of the underlying brain changes in patients with this disease. These types of investigations are likely to lead the way to additional insights into the pathophysiology of ET and guide the development of therapies for this common movement disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-182
Number of pages9
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 30 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebellum
  • Essential tremor
  • Lewy body
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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