Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology

  • Tetsuo Kanno
  • Yoko Kato
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/4-431-28576-8

Table of contents (62 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. 6th International Congress on Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. The NASA Smart Probe for Real-time Tissue Identification: Potential Applications in Neurosurgery
      Russell Andrews, Robert Mah, Richard Papasin, Michael Guerrero, Luis DaSilva
      Pages 3-7
    3. Clinically Non-functional Pituitary Tumors: The Surgical and Biological Challenge
      Chheng-Orn Evans, Raguveer K. Halkar, Nelson M. Oyesiku
      Pages 8-16
    4. Tips for Correct Use of Navigation
      Eiji Kohmura
      Pages 17-21
    5. Image-Guided Surgery for Gliomas
      Hiroki Namba, Tsutomu Tokuyama, Naoki Yokota, Naoto Sakai, Tokutaro Tanaka, Seiji Yamamoto et al.
      Pages 22-28
    6. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Glial Tumours: Management Philosophy and Surgical Outcome
      Suresh Nair, Girish Menon, Basrur Ravi Mohan Rao, Boyini Jagadeeshwara Rajesh, Thiagrajan Muthurethinam, Abraham Mathew et al.
      Pages 36-46
    7. Surgical Tactics for Subaxial Spinal Cord Injury
      Junichi Mizuno, Hiroshi Nakagawa
      Pages 47-52
    8. Efficacy of Lateral Position on Minimally Invasive Cervical Expansive Open-Door Laminoplasty
      Masaaki Nakajima, Masanori Chikama, Masahiro Tsuboi
      Pages 53-57
    9. MR Tractography for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
      Kei Yamada, Osamu Kizu, Tsunehiko Nishimura
      Pages 58-68
    10. Intraoperative MRI
      Masayuki Matsuda, Akihiko Shiino, Shigehiro Morikawa
      Pages 69-72
    11. The Biology of Glioma—A Discussion from the Standpoint of Photodynamic Diagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
      Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Yoshinaga Kajimoto, Shin-Ichi Miyatake, Minoru Miyashita
      Pages 80-84
    12. MCA Embolism Local Fibrinolytic Intervention Trial (MELT) Japan
      Masayuki Ezura, Akira Takahashi, Yasushi Matsumoto, Akira Ogawa
      Pages 85-89
    13. Direct Cerebral Bypass Supplements Indirect Bypass Procedures in Moyamoya Disease
      Yoshio Suzuki, Norikazu Hatano, Syuntaro Takasu, Noriaki Matsubara, Yugo Kishida, Nobuhiko Mizutani
      Pages 90-95
    14. Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      Tadayoshi Nakagomi, Teruyuki Ishii, Hiroshi Nagashima, Toshihiro Mochizuki, Masahumi Hirata, Makiko Shirouzu et al.
      Pages 96-100
    15. Retrocarotid Infracommunicating Approach for Parasellar and Interpedunclar Tumors
      Hideyuki Ohnishi, Tatsuhiko Monobe, Yoshitaka Kamada, Naoto Adachi, Norimasa Kohaya, Kazuya Nakashima et al.
      Pages 101-107
    16. Genetically Modified Cell Line Grafting for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
      Isao Date, Tetsuro Shingo, Takao Yasuhara
      Pages 108-113

About these proceedings


Neurotraumatology patients present an enormous challenge to society. Neuros- gical management of brain and spinal cord injury has been a frustrating area, as s- gical methods, especially in moderate and severe injuries, have been limited to control of brain and spinal compression, control of intracranial pressure with its expected effect on cerebral blood flow, and structural repair of the supporting structures (skull, spine, brain and spinal cord coverings). Achieving the best outcome for the neu- traumatology patient, however, requires much more than that. This important issue has thus far been approached through the broadest spectrum of scientific knowledge, from the most fundamental biological sciences to the social sciences. Such a variety of approaches has for a long time been in need of a "center of gravity;' a balancing point where facts and opinions can meet and be integrated. The management of neural injury is awaiting a breakthrough, and we should do our best to facilitate. As the majority of the new discoveries tend to appear at the integrating borderlines of two separate scientific areas, our duty is to bring together all scientists involved with neural injury. all hope that the meeting has fulfilled this goal and is a step forward in bringing together previously distant areas of knowledge in neurotraumatology. These proceedings contain the full text of the submitted reports, with the intention of providing the information and personal opinions of the participating speakers to those who were unable to attend.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuo Kanno
    • 1
  • Yoko Kato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, School of MedicineFujita Health UniversityToyoake, AichiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-28551-9
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-28576-2