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Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Principles and Applications

  • Nader Pouratian
  • Sameer A. Sheth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Achieving Stereotactic Precision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmad Alhourani, Abigail McCallum, Joseph S. Neimat
      Pages 3-10
    3. Omaditya Khanna, Caio Matias, Geoffrey P. Stricsek, Chengyuan Wu
      Pages 11-22
    4. Nzhde Agazaryan, Stephen Tenn, Sonja Dieterich, Thierry Gevaert, Steven J. Goetsch, Tania Kaprealian
      Pages 37-48
  3. Defining Trajectories and Targets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Rushna Ali, Ellen L. Air
      Pages 51-58
    3. Himanshu Sharma, Charles B. Mikell
      Pages 59-72
    4. Harith Akram, Ludvic Zrinzo
      Pages 73-91
    5. Bornali Kundu, Andrea A. Brock, John A. Thompson, John D. Rolston
      Pages 93-106
    6. Doris D. Wang, Witney Chen, Philip A. Starr, Coralie de Hemptinne
      Pages 107-117
    7. Neepa J. Patel, Jay R. Gavvala, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed
      Pages 119-131
  4. The Biophysics of Functional Neurosurgical Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Abhijeet Gummadavelli, Imran H. Quraishi, Jason L. Gerrard
      Pages 145-173
    3. Akshay V. Save, Dominique M. O. Higgins, Christopher J. Winfree
      Pages 175-186
    4. Pratik Rohatgi, Srinivas Chivukula, Alon Kashanian, Ausaf A. Bari
      Pages 187-204
    5. Jeanette Hui, Pantelis Lioumis, Daniel M. Blumberger, Zafiris J. Daskalakis
      Pages 205-222
    6. Anita P. Bhansali, Ryder P. Gwinn
      Pages 223-233

About this book


This text presents a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Overarching sections include achieving stereotactic precision, defining trajectories and targets, the biophysics of stereotactic therapies, diseases and targets, and the future of functional neurosurgery.  Each section is designed to be inclusive of all relevant topics, serving as an unbiased resource to new clinicians in this field or established clinicians that are aiming to better understand complementary methods. Importantly, each section and the associated chapters can be used by basic and translational scientists as well as engineers and industry to better understand and deliver innovation to the field. Chapters within each section methodically analyze traditional and recently emerging concepts and techniques; address underlying principles with examples drawn from specific diseases and applications; and cover patient selection, target selection, available stereotactic methods, nuanced surgical methods, and clinical evidence across treatment options.

Written by experts in each area, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery is a definitive guide to the latest developments in stereotactic targeting, electrode implantation, surgical treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, the renaissance of stereotactic lesions, and the frontier of restorative neurosurgery for a variety of disorders that have no other therapeutic options.


Intraoperative MRI Structural Imaging Microelectrode recordings Electrocorticography Spinal stimulation Radiosurgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nader Pouratian
    • 1
  • Sameer A. Sheth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

About the editors

Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD.  
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, McNair Scholar, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Applications
  • Editors Nader Pouratian
    Sameer A. Sheth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-34905-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-34908-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-34906-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 563
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Pain Medicine
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