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Neurosurgical Operative Atlas

Functional Neurosurgery


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626231115
Publication Date: April 2018

A state-of-the-art guide to evolving functional neurosurgery approaches from world-renowned innovators

Functional neurosurgery focuses on improving the lives of patients with epilepsy, movement disorders, pain, and psychiatric illnesses. In recent years, approaches ranging from open surgery to minimally invasive techniques have been leveraged to improve daily functioning and quality of life in people struggling with painful, highly disruptive, and/or treatment-resistant symptoms. These approaches focus on reducing or eliminating seizures, alleviating pain, decreasing abnormal movements or lessening debilitating symptoms associated with specific psychiatric disorders.

Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Functional Neurosurgery, Third Edition, by renowned functional neurosurgeons Robert Gross, Nicholas Boulis, and esteemed contributors reflects the latest advances in functional and stereotactic neurosurgical approaches. The entire atlas has been streamlined and updated with new content, including the use of stereotactic surgery to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, and major depression.

Key Highlights

  • A full spectrum of epilepsy treatment techniques, including intracranial monitoring with stereo-electroencephalography, selective amygdalohippocampectomy, MRI-guided stereotactic laser ablation, vagus nerve stimulation, and more
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, epilepsy and medically intractable pain syndromes, with in-depth implantation guidance
  • The use of neurosurgical and interventional techniques to treat pain including percutaneous ablation, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord and motor cortex stimulators, and pumps
  • More than 300 high quality color illustrations detail anatomy and surgical procedures

This is the ultimate guide on functional neurosurgery for managing a wide range of incapacitating neurological conditions. Neurosurgical residents, fellows, and veteran neurosurgeons specializing in this rapidly evolving subspecialty will find this state-of-the-art book invaluable — reading it cover to cover will ultimately benefit patients.

Series description
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Thieme have collaborated to produce the third edition of the acclaimed Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series. Edited by leading experts in the field, the series covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgery in five volumes. In addition to Functional Neurosurgery, the series also features:

Spine and Peripheral Nerves, edited by Christopher E. Wolfa and Daniel K. Resnick
Vascular Neurosurgery, edited by R. Loch Macdonald
Neuro-Oncology, edited by Behnam Badie and Mike Y. Chen
Pediatric Neurosurgery, edited by James Tait Goodrich and Robert F. Keating


  • Continuing Medical Education Credit Information and Objectives
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Part I: Epilepsy
    • 1. Intracranial Monitoring Techniques
    • 2. The Stereoelectroencephalography Technique and Methodology
    • 3. Surgical Anatomy of the Temporal Lobe
    • 4. Tailored and Standard Temporal Lobectomy
    • 5. Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy
    • 6. Surgical Treatment of Extratemporal Epilepsy
    • 7. Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Guided Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Epilepsy
    • 8. Hypothalamic Hamartomas
    • 9. Anatomic Hemispherectomy
    • 10. Peri-insular Hemispherotomy
    • 11. Multiple Subpial Transections and Multiple Hippocampal Transections for Epilepsy in Eloquent Brain Areas
    • 12. Technical Aspects of Callosotomy
    • 13. Responsive Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Epilepsy
    • 14. Deep Brain Stimulation of Anterior Thalamic Nuclei for Epilepsy
    • 15. Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Intractable Epilepsy
  • Part II: Movement and Psychiatric Disorders, Pediatric, and Radiosurgery
    • 16. Frame-Based Stereotactic DBS Implantation of Vim for Essential Tremor and Other Cerebellar Outflow Tremors
    • 17. Chronic Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
    • 18. Frame-Based Globus Pallidus Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease or Dystonia
    • 19. Interventional MRI–Guided Deep Brain Stimulator Implantation
    • 20. Frameless DBS Implantation with the O-Arm
    • 21. DBS Implantation with 3D-Printed Stereotactic Platforms and the Cranial Vault Probabilistic Atlas
    • 22. Frameless and Frame-Based Lead Implantation in Computed Tomography Scanner
    • 23. Ablative Procedures for Movement Disorders: Pallidotomy
    • 24. Stereotactic Surgery for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Tourette Syndrome
    • 25. Stereotactic Surgery for Depression
    • 26. Pediatric Functional Neurosurgery
    • 27. Radiosurgery for Functional Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Part III: Pain and Hydrocephalus
    • 28. MVD and Open Rhizotomy for Cranial Neuralgias
    • 29. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • 30. Percutaneous Ablative Treatment of Neuropathic Facial Pain
    • 31. Dorsal Root Entry Zone: Spinal Cord
    • 32. Dorsal Root Entry Zone: Nucleus Caudalis
    • 33. Open Surgical and Percutaneous Radiofrequency Cordotomy
    • 34. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain Relief: Primer on Occipital Nerve Stimulation
    • 35. Spinal Nerve Root and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
    • 36. Neurosurgical Interventions for Neuropathic Craniofacial Pain
    • 37. Implantation of a Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pain Relief
    • 38. Motor Cortex Stimulation for the Treatment of Noncancer Chronic Pain
    • 39. Deep Brain Stimulation for Medically Intractable Pain Syndromes
    • 40. Sympathectomy
    • 41. Interventional Pain Management Techniques for Low Back Pain
    • 42. Pumps for Pain and Spasticity
    • 43. Treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus with Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Implantation
    • 44. Trigeminal Ganglion Stimulation
  • Index

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