Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 12

Proceedings of the 12th Meeting of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Milan 1996

  • Editors
  • C. B. Ostertag
  • D. G. T. Thomas
  • A. Bosch
  • B. Linderoth
  • G. Broggi
Conference proceedings
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marwan I. Hariz
    Pages 1-10
  3. P. R. Schuurman, R. M. A. de Bie, J. D. Speelman, D. A. Bosch
    Pages 14-17
  4. Ron L. Alterman, P. Kelly, D. Sterio, E. Fazzini, D. Eidelberg, K. Perrine et al.
    Pages 18-23
  5. R. E. Gross, Andres M. Lozano, A. E. Lang, R. R. Tasker, W. D. Hutchison, J. O. Dostrovsky
    Pages 24-28
  6. Richard M. Lehman, R. Kumar, R. S. Mezrich, S. Negin
    Pages 29-36
  7. Marwan I. Hariz, A. A. F. De Salles
    Pages 42-48
  8. Ronald R. Tasker, M. Munz, F. S. C. K. Junn, Z. H. T. Kiss, K. Davis, J. O. Dostrovsky et al.
    Pages 49-53
  9. Jean Paul Nguyen, Y. Keravel, A. Feve, T. Uchiyama, P. Cesaro, C. Le Guerinel et al.
    Pages 54-60
  10. Marina Casazza, G. Avanzini, E. Ciceri, R. Spreafico, G. Broggi
    Pages 64-69
  11. Daniela Lombardi, R. Marsh, N. de Tribolet
    Pages 70-74
  12. A. R. Rezai, A. Y. Mogilner, J. Cappell, M. Hund, R. R. Llinás, P. J. Kelly
    Pages 85-89
  13. T. T. Yeo, Wieslaw L. Nowinski
    Pages 93-99
  14. S. Benedetti, F. Di Meco, B. Pollo, M. G. Bruzzone, N. Cirenei, R. Spreafico et al.
    Pages 100-104

About these proceedings

Introduction

Neurosurgery o/the Future: Computers and Robots in Clinical Neurosurgical Practice and in Training - a Philosophical Journey into the Future Many present day neurosurgeons believe that they already obtain good results in operative surgery with the benefit of the operating microscope and other aids which have become available in the last three decades and that the introduction of computers and robots to the operating theatre is superfluous. However, it is clear from analogy with the function of the airline pilot, another profession where there are great demands on manual skill and on spatial awareness, that these devices do have much to offer neurosurgery. Classical neurosurgery, in the time of Cushing, Dandy and Scarff, was based on a three dimensional picture of the patient's brain formed in the surgeon's mind and often illustrated in elegant drawings. Such pictures were based on neuroradiological studies by pneumoencephalography, ventriculography or by angiography. Generally these stud­ ies showed the presence and position of a lesion by displacement of normal brain structures and the picture was built up by interference. This was then converted by the experienced neurosurgeon into a plan for the craniotomy site and the trajectory of the surgical approach. Once the brain was exposed further pre-operative information was obtained by visual inspection and by palpation with the brain needle. These classical forms ofneuroradiology have largely been superseded by computerised tomography and by magnetic resonance imaging.

Keywords

Parkinson Surgery glioma low grade glioma low-grade glioma neurosurgery positron emission tomography radiosurgery

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-6513-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-7341-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-6513-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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