Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

  • Guido Nikkhah
  • Marcus Pinsker
Conference proceedings

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philip L. Gildenberg
    Pages 1-4
  3. Elisabeth Schültke, Norbert Nanko, Marcus Pinsker, Michael Katzev, Alexandra Sebastian, Bernd Feige et al.
    Pages 13-17
  4. Christian K. E. Moll, Sebastian Payer, Alessandro Gulberti, Andrew Sharrott, Simone Zittel, Kai Boelmans et al.
    Pages 19-25
  5. Florian Amtage, Johann Lambeck, Sebastian Rutsch, Thomas Prokop, Marcus Pinsker, Michel Rijntjes
    Pages 43-46
  6. Marcus Pinsker, Florian Amtage, Mathias Berger, Guido Nikkhah, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
    Pages 47-51
  7. 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. Jairo Alberto Espinoza Martinez, Oscar Andres Escobar Vidarte, Gabriel Arango Uribe
    Pages 61-66
  9. Carsten Buhmann, Christian K. E. Moll, Simone Zittel, Alexander Münchau, Andreas K. Engel, Wolfgang Hamel
    Pages 67-72
  10. Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, Erich Talamoni Fonoff
    Pages 73-78
  11. Travis S. Tierney, Tejas Sankar, Andres M. Lozano
    Pages 87-92
  12. 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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1481-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1482-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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