By Jerome Engel Jr., Th. L. Babb, P. H. Crandall (auth.), Prof. Dr. Giovanni Broggi, Dr. Juan Burzaco, Professor Edward R. Hitchcock, Prof. Dr. Björn A. Meyerson, Dr. Szabolcs Tóth (eds.)
The final ten years has witnessed a resurgence of curiosity in stereotactic surgical procedure even though this has been typically within the box of the relatively uncomplicated stereotactic biopsy of intracranial tumours. there's additionally facts of a returning curiosity in useful neurosurgery except soreness which has regularly sustained excessive degrees of endeavour. the current paintings contains chosen papers from a miles higher crew of fascinating and significant communications to the eu Society for Stereotactic and practical Neurosurgery. They symbolize smooth perspectives on a large choice of stereotactic surgical subject matters from across the world acclaimed specialists during this box. The neurosurgeon who has very little acquaintance with this fruitful sub-specialty may be stunned to discover very vast functions of the process that's progressively exchanging many con ventional neurosurgical approaches. this is often quite obtrusive within the papers on tumours yet there's additionally a piece at the remedy of vascular illness which marks an extension of neurosurgical perform. The Society has regularly looked technical advances as vital and a few of the latest devel opments look during this booklet. eventually, a thrilling new improvement of neural transplantation marks the start of what could be an immense a part of neurological surgical procedure within the future.
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2, 7. As far as the position of the electrodes is concerned, there are two main groups of these: cortical electrodes and intracerebral ones 3- 6 , 8. 9. Stereotactically implanted deep electrodes have been widely used for recording activity both from the cortex and from deep gray matter 7• Goldring etal. 3, 4 have used epidural electrodes. In 1986, Rosembaum et al. 6 reported the use of a cylindrical electrode with 5 contacts, made with a silicone tube and 5 stainless steel wires rolled around it.
Acta Neurochir (Wien) [Suppl] 39: 121-123 Correspondence: J. , Catedra de Neurocirugia, Facultad de Medicina, c/Espejo, E-37007 Salamanca, Spain. Acta Neurochirurgica, Suppl. 46, 46---47 (1989) © by Springer-Verlag 1989 Critical Approach to Intrastriatal Medullary Adrenal Implants via Open Surgery in Parkinsonism. Case Report J. Broseta*, P. Diaz-Cascajo, G. Garcia-March, and M. J. Sanchez-Ledesma Departments of Neurosurgery, Hospital Virgen de la Vega, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain Summary Encouraged by the recent reports on the beneficial effects obtained with open transplantation of autologous adrenal medullary grafts into striatal structures in cases with resistent Parkinson's disease, our team used this procedure in a 63-year-old man presenting with severe bradykinesia and rigidity resistent to all pharmacological attempts.
Gonzalez-Darder 2 , and Departments of Neurosurgery, 1 Hospital Virgen de la Vega, Salamanca, and 2 Hospital Mora, Cadiz, Spain Summary On the basis of previous experimental and clinical studies l , 2 patients with severe spasticity due to spinal cord damage from multiple sclerosis in 8 cases and postraumatic paraplegia in 6 and resistent to all conservative treatments were selected for a trial with morphine and baclofen administered intrathecally through a catheter placed in the spinal subarachnoid space rostral to the affected segments and attached to a subcutaneous reservoir.