Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 11: by C. H. A. Meyer, A. Detta, C. Kudoh (auth.), Assoc. Professor

By C. H. A. Meyer, A. Detta, C. Kudoh (auth.), Assoc. Professor Dr. Björn A. Meyerson, Professor Dr. Christoph Ostertag (eds.)

This quantity includes chosen contributions from the XIth assembly of the ecu Society for Stereotactic and sensible Neurosurgery held in September 1994 in Antalyaffurkey. lots of the papers care for the various healing and technical developments made during this box of neurosurgery. The emergence of latest stereotactic methodologies corresponding to frameless stereotaxy and other kinds of neuronavigation became an integral instrument for all sorts of neurosurgical operations. more and more younger neurosurgeons takes an curiosity within the neurosurgical techniques to the remedy of circulate problems, persistent soreness and epilepsy. this can be a transparent signal ofthe turning out to be information of the lengthy missed undeniable fact that those neurosurgical remedies may be provided to massive sufferer populations. Neurotransplantation as a singular therapy of Parkinson's illness has lead the way for the appliance of this know-how for different symptoms. The pioneering paintings played by means of the overdue Edward Hitchcock is reviewed right here. there's a renewed curiosity in pallidotomy for facing convinced kinds of Parkinson's disorder and likely facets of this operation are mentioned in one other paper. development within the neurosurgical therapy of discomfort is handled by means of contributions on subtle suggestions of percutaneous cordotomy, DREZ operations and significant reviews of spinal twine stimulation. a unique procedure is a file at the studies of treating melanoma discomfort by means of intraspinal implantation of chromaffin cells. a number of contributions hide the $64000 problems with novel options for the learn of neural disorder, peroperative tracking with puppy, microrecording, magneto-encephalography and different techniques.

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Microstimulation in the ventrocaudal nucleus gives rise to discrete projected fields (paraesthesias). Chronic electrical stimulation of this sensory nucleus is sometimes used to treat chronic pain particularly central and deafferentation pain. Globus Pallidus Lesions in the globus pallidus (Fig. 1B) are used in the treatment of bradykinesia and rigidity in Parkinson's disease [9,16]. The surgical procedure is believed to work by downregulating the tonic inhibitory over activity of the internal segment of the globus pallid us (Gpi) on the motor system [4,5,18].

Brain Res 547: 142-151 6. Hassenbusch Sl, Pillay P, Barnett GH (1990) Radiofrequency Cingulotomy for intractable cancer pain using stereotaxis guided by magnetic resonance imaging. Neurosurgery 27: 220-223 7. Hutchison W, Lozano AM, Davis K, et al (1994) Differential 34 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. A. M. Lozano et al. neuronal activity in segments of globus pallid us in Parkinson's disease patients. Neuroreport 5: 1533-1537 Laitinen LV (1988) Psychosurgery today. Acta Neurochir (Wien) [Suppl] 44: 158-162 Laitinen LV, Bergenheim AT, Hariz MT (1992) Leksell's posteroventral pallidotomy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

This system enables to transposed data between images obtained from different imaging modalities, MRI, CT, DSA and X-rays, on one workstation. It computes the parameters of the stereotaxic instrument settings reproducing the path of a surgical probe to the centre of a lesion and allows direct visualisation of the points at which a simulated probe trajectory intersects the image slices. Materials and Methods 1) Neurosurgical Room and X-Ray Picture Acquisition In the operative room, we use a neurosurgical stereotaxic frame based on the Talairach method [14] allowing biplane serial angiography without distortion and with a constant enlargement factor.

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