Surgery of the Diencephalon

  • Robert N. N. Holtzman
  • Bennett M. Stein

Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gary M. Abrams
      Pages 27-33
  3. The Diencephalon and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Donlin M. Long
      Pages 83-92
    3. Yoshio Hosobuchi
      Pages 93-115
  4. Surgical Experience in the Diencephalon

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


The problems of surgical intervention in and about the diencephalic region have stimu­ lated the interest of neurosurgeons throughout the world. It was therefore not totally surprising when Professor A. N. Konovalov proposed this topic for discussion at the Fifth Annual Stonwin Medical Conference. Bringing the leading figures in this area to New York for a roundtable conference was an exciting challenge. Professor Russel H. Patterson, Jr., generously consented to be our guest of honor. The conference was held at the Winston Estate on July 13-14, 1987, and met our every expectation for a vigorous exchange of individual experiences and more importantly for a dialogue directed toward present and future expectations in the surgery of this region. In addition, the discussions at that small dinner at the Harvard Club of New York led to the creation of an exchange program for neurosurgical residents, fellows, and faculty members of the N. N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Academy of Medical Science, and the Department of Neurosurgery of the New York Neurological Institute, which was planned for the spring and summer of 1988. The Stonwin Conference and the exchange agreement and program fostered by the Harry Winston Medical Foundation, Inc., represent the fulfillment of goals con­ ceived by Harry Winston and promulgated by his sons Ronald and Bruce. Henry B. Roberts, Jr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert N. N. Holtzman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bennett M. Stein
    • 3
  1. 1.Beth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Downstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Neurological Institute — Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5588-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5586-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1925
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