Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders

Theoretical Background and Clinical Application

  • Toru Itakura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Atsushi Nambu, Satomi Chiken
    Pages 13-20
  3. Kazutaka Kobayashi, Yoichi Katayama
    Pages 39-48
  4. Takamitsu Yamamoto, Chikashi Fukaya, Atsuo Yoshino, Yoichi Katayama
    Pages 49-60
  5. Hiroki Nishibayashi, Toru Itakura
    Pages 61-71
  6. Mitsuhiro Ogura
    Pages 87-101
  7. Takaomi Taira
    Pages 121-134
  8. Ryoma Morigaki, Satoshi Goto
    Pages 135-155
  9. Gustavo Polo, Patrick Mertens, Marc Sindou
    Pages 157-168
  10. Nir Lipsman, Andres M. Lozano
    Pages 169-181
  11. Kenji Sugiyama
    Pages 195-206
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 207-208

About this book


Chronic electrical stimulation of the brain has become a standard surgical therapy for Parkinson’s disease, with many studies demonstrating excellent outcomes without any serious complications. Recently this surgical intervention has also been applied to various other neurological diseases, such as involuntary movement disorders, intractable pain, and psychological conditions including depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


This comprehensive, up-to-date textbook will meet the needs of all who wish to learn more about the application of deep brain stimulation and will provide a sound basis for safe and accurate surgery. The book comprises two main parts, the first of which presents relevant anatomical and functional background information on the basal ganglia, thalamus, and other brain structures as well as on the mechanism of brain stimulation. The second part describes clinical studies on deep brain stimulation, covering results in a range of movement disorders and psychiatric diseases and also important aspects of instrumentation and technique.


The authors are outstanding scientists and experts in the field from across the world. This book will be welcomed by all young neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other medical staff who are interested in electrical stimulation of the brain for the treatment of neurological disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Toru Itakura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryKoyo HospitalWakayamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08475-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08476-3
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