Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

  • Mark R. Proctor
  • Peter M. Black

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Liliana C. Goumnerova
      Pages 3-11
    3. Amir A. Zamani
      Pages 75-86
    4. Alexandra J. Golby, Kathleen A. McConnell
      Pages 87-112
    5. Richard D. Bucholz, Lee McDurmont
      Pages 113-128
    6. Christopher Nimsky, Rudolf Fahlbusch
      Pages 129-149
    7. Christos Gkogkas, John Baker, Alexander M. Norbash, Kai U. Frerichs
      Pages 151-173
    8. Adel M. Malek, Clemens M. Schirmer
      Pages 175-186
    9. Ricardo A. Hanel, Bernard R. Bendok, Jay U. Howington, Elad I. Levy, Lee R. Guterman, L. Nelson Hopkins
      Pages 187-207
    10. Michael Petr, John M. Tew Jr.
      Pages 209-224
    11. William A. Friedman
      Pages 225-260
    12. Ferenc A. Jolesz, Ion-Florin Talos
      Pages 261-268
    13. Manish Aghi, E. Antonio Chiocca
      Pages 269-296
    14. Timothy W. Vogel, Jeffrey N. Bruce
      Pages 297-316
  3. Specialties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Michael Weaver, Mark R. Proctor
      Pages 319-329
    3. Prithvi Narayan, Daniel L. Barrow
      Pages 331-344
    4. Dennis S. Oh, Peter M. Black
      Pages 345-354
    5. Ian F. Dunn, Marc E. Eichler
      Pages 355-383
    6. Edward Ahn, William C. Chiu, Max Wintermark, Bizhan Aarabi, Howard Eisenberg
      Pages 401-422
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


Recent advances in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have dramatically transformed the practice of neurosurgery and opened the door to novel operative strategies. In Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, recognized clinical leaders in neurosurgery and neuroradiology review the cutting-edge techniques and technologies now available and describe how minimally invasive techniques have influenced their subspecialties. On the radiology side, the authors explain the latest developments in magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional imaging, and brain mapping, with emphasis on the application of image navigation directly in the operating room, using both preoperative and intraoperative systems. On the surgical side, some of the world's leading surgeons in pediatric neurosurgery, cerebrovascular surgery, neurosurgical oncology, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery, and trauma surgery detail how they use the powerful new minimally invasive techniques in the own practices. At the cutting-edge of neurosurgery, interventional neurosurgeons, neuroendoscopists, and radiosurgeons describe how these important techniques are evolving. Among the novel approaches discussed are radiofrequency, radiosurgery, thermal therapy, and minimally invasive techniques that allow "molecular neurosurgery" via gene and viral vectors and local delivery systems.
Authoritative and state of the art, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery offers neurosurgeons, radiologists, neurologists, and other clinical neuroscientists a concise yet comprehensive survey of how to use minimally invasive techniques in their practices to benefit the patients they serve.


aneurysm brain brain tumor central nervous system nervous system neuroradiology neurosurgery oncology radiology radiosurgery spinal surgery surgery therapy trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark R. Proctor
    • 1
  • Peter M. Black
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, The Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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