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History of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in Brazil

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Abstract

When Andres Lozano invited me to write this chapter, although honored, I declined the invitation at first. After all, very little had been written about this issue. The neurosurgeon Sebastião Gusmão, the person who has most studied the history of Brazilian neurosurgery, has already written a significant number of papers about this subject, but basically nothing about the history of the Brazilian stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Therefore, being the president of the Brazilian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, I felt impelled to accept the challenge and write this chapter, but not without some extra pressure from Lozano.

Keywords

Essential Tremor Trigeminal Neuralgia Epilepsy Surgery Stereotactic Biopsy Stereotactic Surgery 
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Acknowledgments

Besides those already mentioned in the introductory part of the chapter, the author would like to express his deep gratitude to Fernanda Vilela for proofreading this manuscript.

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