Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

  • Guido Nikkhah
  • Marcus Pinsker
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1482-7

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 117)

Table of contents (16 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Birth of Human Stereotactic Surgery
    Philip L. Gildenberg
    Pages 1-4
  3. Improving MRT Image Quality in Patients with Movement Disorders
    Elisabeth Schültke, Norbert Nanko, Marcus Pinsker, Michael Katzev, Alexandra Sebastian, Bernd Feige et al.
    Pages 13-17
  4. STN Stimulation in General Anaesthesia: Evidence Beyond ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’
    Christian K. E. Moll, Sebastian Payer, Alessandro Gulberti, Andrew Sharrott, Simone Zittel, Kai Boelmans et al.
    Pages 19-25
  5. Behind the Screen: Pseudobulbar Symptoms After Deep Brain Stimulation
    Florian Amtage, Johann Lambeck, Sebastian Rutsch, Thomas Prokop, Marcus Pinsker, Michel Rijntjes
    Pages 43-46
  6. Psychiatric Side-Effects of Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
    Marcus Pinsker, Florian Amtage, Mathias Berger, Guido Nikkhah, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
    Pages 47-51
  7. Active Stimulation Site of Nucleus Accumbens Deep Brain Stimulation in Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder Is Localized in the Ventral Internal Capsule
    Pepijn van den Munckhof, D. Andries Bosch, Mariska H. M. Mantione, Martijn Figee, Damiaan A. J. P. Denys, P. Richard Schuurman
    Pages 53-59
  8. Functional Neurosurgery for Secondary Dystonia: Indications and Long-Term Results
    Jairo Alberto Espinoza Martinez, Oscar Andres Escobar Vidarte, Gabriel Arango Uribe
    Pages 61-66
  9. Deep Brain Stimulation of the Ventrolateral Thalamic Base and Posterior Subthalamic Area in Dystonic Head Tremor
    Carsten Buhmann, Christian K. E. Moll, Simone Zittel, Alexander Münchau, Andreas K. Engel, Wolfgang Hamel
    Pages 67-72
  10. Intra-operative Transdural Electric Stimulation in Awake Patient: Target Refining for Motor Cortex Stimulation
    Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, Erich Talamoni Fonoff
    Pages 73-78
  11. Some Recent Trends and Further Promising Directions in Functional Neurosurgery
    Travis S. Tierney, Tejas Sankar, Andres M. Lozano
    Pages 87-92
  12. Impact of Automated Hotspot Detection for 18FET PET-Guided Stereotactic Biopsy
    Thomas Reithmeier, Joacir Cordeiro, Michael Mix, Michael Trippel, Christoph Rottenburger, Guido Nikkhah
    Pages 93-99
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 107-112

About these proceedings


Since its introduction about sixty years ago, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery has evolved into a fascinating and interdisciplinary endeavor that combines modern neurosurgery, neurobiology, and neuroimaging with innovative diagnostic and treatment strategies. In this collection, acknowledged experts from Europe and North and South America present their scientific and clinical experience in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for movement disorders and brain tumors. The contributions present a wide range from the beginnings of human stereotactic neurosurgery to the most modern molecular and restorative strategies to treat diseases of the human nervous system. They clearly demonstrate that the discipline is still young and dynamic with alternative and sometimes competing strategies whose evaluation is underway. They also document that operative lesioning techniques such as thalamotomies, though still chosen under certain circumstances, have been succeeded by novel neuromodulation techniques such as deep brain stimulation in the great majority of clinical cases.


functional neurosurgery movement disorders stereotactic neurosurgery tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Nikkhah
    • 1
  • Marcus Pinsker
    • 2
  1. 1., Neurosurgical ClinicUniversity Hospital ErlangenErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Stereotactic and FunctionalUniversity Medical Center FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1481-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1482-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419