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Advanced Intraoperative Technologies in Neurosurgery

  • R. E. Anderson
  • J. E. Boggan
  • L. J. Cerullo
  • M. C. Chan
  • G. J. Dohrmann
  • M. S. B. Edwards
  • V. A. Fasano
  • J. M. Gilsbach
  • A. Harders
  • R. M. Ikeda
  • P. J. Kelly
  • E. R. LawsJr.
  • G. Lee
  • T. Letardi
  • D. T. Mason
  • C. R. Neblett
  • R. W. Rand
  • A. Renieri
  • I. L. Richmond
  • J. M. Rubin
  • A. W. Silberman
  • R. Urciuoli
  • R. E. WharenJr.
  • Victor Aldo Fasano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Intraoperative Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joachim M. Gilsbach, Albrecht Harders
      Pages 27-47
  3. Laser Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 51-52
    3. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 53-71
    4. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 97-102
    5. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 103-106
    6. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 107-139
    7. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 140-144
    8. Michael S. B. Edwards, James E. Boggan
      Pages 145-153
    9. Isabelle L. Richmond
      Pages 175-183
    10. Garrett Lee, Ming C. Chan, Richard M. Ikeda, Dean T. Mason
      Pages 195-210
    11. Robert E. Wharen Jr., Robert E. Anderson, Edward R. Laws Jr.
      Pages 211-227
    12. T. Letardi, A. Renieri
      Pages 236-250
    13. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 251-253
  4. Ultrasonic Aspiration in Neurosurgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Victor A. Fasano
      Pages 257-273
  5. Localized Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Cerebral Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Allan W. Silberman, Robert W. Rand
      Pages 277-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book

Introduction

Since the introduction of electrosurgery the techniques of surgery on the nervous system have passed through further improvements (bipolar coagulation, microscope), even if the procedure was not substantially modified. Today, laser represents a new "discipline", as it offers a new way of performing all basic maneuvers (dissection, demolition, hemostasis, vessel sutures). Furthermore, laser offers the possibility of a special maneuver, namely reduction of the volume of a tumoral mass through vaporization. Its application is not restricted to traditional neurosurgery but extends also to stereotactic and vascular neurosurgery. Laser surgery has also influenced the anesthesiologic techniques. At the same time new instrumentation has been introduced: CUSA ultrasonic aspiration, echotomography, and Doppler flowmeter. I have had the chance to utilize these new technologies all at a time and have come to the conclusion that we are facing the dawn of a new methodology which has already shown its validity and lack of inconveniences, and whose object is to increase the precision of neurological surgery. The technological development is still going on, and some improvements are to be foreseen. Laser scalpel is splitting the initial laser surgery into NO­ TOUCH and TOUCH surgery with laser. As new instrumentarium will be developed, a variable and tunable beam will become available. For example, in a few years Free Electron Laser will further add to the progress in this field.

Keywords

neurosurgery surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • R. E. Anderson
    • 1
  • J. E. Boggan
    • 2
  • L. J. Cerullo
    • 3
  • M. C. Chan
    • 4
  • G. J. Dohrmann
    • 5
  • M. S. B. Edwards
    • 6
  • V. A. Fasano
    • 7
  • J. M. Gilsbach
    • 8
  • A. Harders
    • 8
  • R. M. Ikeda
    • 4
  • P. J. Kelly
    • 9
  • E. R. LawsJr.
    • 1
  • G. Lee
    • 4
  • T. Letardi
    • 10
  • D. T. Mason
    • 4
  • C. R. Neblett
    • 11
  • R. W. Rand
    • 12
  • A. Renieri
    • 10
  • I. L. Richmond
    • 13
  • J. M. Rubin
    • 14
  • A. W. Silberman
    • 15
  • R. Urciuoli
    • 7
  • R. E. WharenJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo ClinicMayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA
  2. 2.The Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  3. 3.University Neurosurgeons, S.C.ChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Western Heart InstituteSt. Mary’s Hospital and Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Section of Neurosurgery, H.B. 405University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  7. 7.Istituto di NeurochirurgiaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  8. 8.Abteilung Allgemeine Neurochirurgie, Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikKlinikum der Albert-Ludwigs-UniversitätFreiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany
  9. 9.Department of Neurologic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  10. 10.ENEA-Dip. TIB, Divisione Fisica ApplicataC.R.E. Frascati, C.P. 65Frascati (Roma)Italy
  11. 11.HoustonUSA
  12. 12.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  13. 13.Commonwealth Neurosurgery, Ltd.NorfolkUSA
  14. 14.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA
  15. 15.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Aldo Fasano
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of TurinItaly

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