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TitleModern Stereotactic Neurosurgery [electronic resource] / edited by L. Dade Lunsford
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1988
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As in any multiauthored textbook penned by When I was first approached by the publisher of this volume, Martinus Nijhoff, Boston, I writers of diverse backgrounds and interests, explored the possibility of writing a personal Modern Stereotactic Neurosurgery to some monograph on contemporary stereotactic extent suffers from incompleteness. Future surgery. After a review of available literature, volumes no doubt will include many additions several aspects became apparent. First, no curยญ from other authors who also are important rent, readily accessible, multiauthored text deยญ specialists in the field. Because not all authors signed to survey the field was available. Those write in the same style (or even language), we books that were available tended to heavily have attempted to achieve a more cohesive text emphasize theory, physiology, and anatomy. in the editorial process. Each chapter has been Second, stereotactic surgeons were considered subdivided into pertinent headings for easier abstruse and for too long were relegated to a reference. Because of my own background, status outside of the mainstream of neuroยญ some readers will note an Americanization (as surgery. This attitude probably reflected the opposed to anglicization) of the chapters. insufficient explanation of the practical uses While many chapters comprise primarily sumยญ and advantages of stereotactic technique. maries of the authors' work within the field, Third, in recent years, the field has expanded each author was encouraged to review the literยญ so rapidly that it has become a major compoยญ ature in that discipline if appropriate


I. Basic Techniques -- 1. General Concepts of Stereotactic Surgery -- 2. The Imaging-Compatible Riechert-Mundinger System -- 3. The Leksell System -- 4. The Hitchcock System -- 5. The Brown-Roberts-Wells System -- 6. Modification of Todd-Wells System for Imaging Data Acquisition -- 7. The Laitinen System -- 8. The Patil System -- II. Morphological Surgery: Diagnosis and Treatment -- 9. Reliability of Stereotactic Brain Tumor Biopsy -- 10. Biopsy Techniques Using the Brown-Robert Wells (BRW) Stereotactic Guidance System -- 11. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mass Lesions Using the Leksell Stereotactic System -- 12. Volumetric Stereotaxis and Computer-Assisted Stereotactic Resection of Subcortical Lesions -- 13. Computerized Microstereotactic Neurosurgical Endoscopy under Direct Three-Dimensional Vision -- 14. Stereotactic Positron Emission Tomography Imaging for Tumor Diagnosis -- 15. Stereotactic Treatment of Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle -- 16. Stereotactic Evacuation of Intracerebral Hematoma -- 17. Intracavitary Irradiation of Cystic Craniopharyngiomas -- 18. Interstitial Brachytherapy for Malignant Brain Tumors: Technique and Results -- 19. Considerations in the Usage and Results of Curietherapy -- 20. A Robotic System for Stereotactic Neurosurgery -- III. Functional Neurosurgery -- 21. Mesencephalatomy and Thalamotomy for Chronic Pain -- 22. Spinal and Pontine Tractotomies and Nucleotomies -- 23. Thalamotomy for Parkinsonโ{128}{153}s Disease: Microelectrode Technique -- 24. Selective Thalamotomy for Movement Disorders: Microrecording Stimulation Techniques and Results -- 25. Thalamotomy for Parkinsonโ{128}{153}s Disease -- 26. Post-traumatic Movement Disorders -- 27. The Role of Anterior Internal Capsulotomy in Psychiatric Surgery -- 28. Stereotactic Chemical Hypophysectomy -- 29. Posteromedial Hypothalamotomy for Behavioral Disturbances and Intractable Pain -- 30. Transplantation to the Brain -- 31. Deep Brain Stimulation for Chronic Pain: Long-Term Results and Complications -- 32. Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Motor Disorders -- 33. Epilepsy: Deep Brain Electrodes -- 34. Stereotactic CT Atlases -- 35. Computerized Three-Dimensional Stereotactic Atlases -- IV. Stereotactic Radiosurgery -- 36. Stereotactic Bragg Peak Proton Beam Therapy -- 37. Adaptation of Linear Accelerators to Stereotactic Systems -- 38. Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Acoustic Neurinomas -- 39. Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Malformations of the Brain

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