Neurosurgery for Spasticity

A Practical Guide for Treating Children and Adults

  • Marc Sindou
  • George Georgoulis
  • Patrick Mertens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
    Pages 1-3
  3. General Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 7-17
    3. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 19-27
  4. Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 31-58
    3. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 59-67
    4. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 69-101
    5. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 103-107
    6. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 109-139
    7. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 141-157
  5. Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 161-165
    3. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 167-180
    4. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 181-189
    5. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 191-213
  6. Complementary Treatments and Brief on Decision-Making for Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 217-224
    3. Marc Sindou, George Georgoulis, Patrick Mertens
      Pages 225-231

About this book

Introduction

The book is devoted to the neurosurgical management of spasticity. Starting with a chapter on the anatomical and physiological foundations of spasticity and a short history of its neurosurgical treatment, it describes the neurosurgical methods currently available. As management differs between adults and children, the book is also structured accordingly, including evaluation, decision-making, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB), botulinum toxin therapy, and surgery. Beyond ITB, the neurosurgical options covered include procedures focusing on the peripheral nerves, dorsal roots, Dorsal Root Entry Zone and spinal cord.

Based on surgical experience collected with more than a thousand patients, the book gathers the most important aspects of our present understanding, presented using a practical, educational approach. It stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, including neurologists, pediatricians and rehabilitation specialists. Close collaboration with other surgical disciplines like orthopedic surgery and neuro-urology are also outlined.

Keywords

cerebral palsy functional neurosurgery spasticity

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc Sindou
    • 1
  • George Georgoulis
    • 2
  • Patrick Mertens
    • 3
  1. 1.Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer Service de Neurochirurgie ALyonFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Lyon 1, Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, GHELyonFrance
  3. 3.Hopital Neurologique Pierre WertheimerLyonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1771-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1770-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1771-2
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