By L. Olson M.D. (auth.), Assoc. Professor Dr. Björn A. Meyerson, Professor Dr. Giovanni Broggi, Professor Dr. Jose Martin-Rodriguez, Professor Dr. Christoph Ostertag, Professor Dr. Marc Sindou (eds.)
These court cases from the Xth Congress of the eu Society for Stereotactic and sensible Neurosurgery in Stockholm replicate the starting to be curiosity in those fields of neurosurgery. it's the such a lot broad quantity during this sequence of guides and it incorporates a huge variety of unique articles referring to the latest advances in stereotactic and practical neurosurgery. no longer some time past stereotactic neurosurgery used to be thought of an esoteric sub speciality practised in basic terms through these fascinated by treating stream issues and discomfort. within the final decade we now have witnessed the incorporation of stereotactic technique within the administration of universal neurosurgical illnesses, and the stereotactic process is now practised in all significant neurosurgical facilities. As with different surgical thoughts and instruments, even though, the usage of stereotactic equipment calls for specific wisdom and coaching. This booklet includes articles which provide perception into new stereotactic functions and expertise. for instance, using stereotaxis with no body and the so-called navigator platforms in open tumor surgical procedure is handled in papers. The advent and improvement of radiosurgery is heavily associated with the development of stereotactic strategy. Radiosurgical therapy of tumors and cerebrovascular ailments has been one in all significant achievements in glossy neurosurgery. This booklet comprises numerous unique studies illustrating the efficacy of radiosurgery in difficult neurosurgical diseases.
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In a recent, prospective study on 19 capsulotomy patients examined with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests before, at one, and at seven years after capsulotomy, the main finding was that of no significant differences in neuropsychological functions over time (Nyman and Mindus, unpublished data). e. high risk of somatic, social and mental complications, including suicide (for a review, see 8 ). Deferring the decision to operate on a given patient may not spare him complications. 32 How Useful Are the Selection Criteria?
Case 3: A 31 year old male with an almost life long history of a severe but atypical anxiety disorder, recurrent major depression, and borderline personality traits. He had made several serious suicide attempts. The evaluator was reluctant to accept the patient for caps ulotomy, for several reasons, including the many atypical features of patient's illness. When he sensed this, he summoned a friend journalist who broadcasted in the media the patient's intention to commit suicide, should this last chance be P.
3 provide an example of the operation's effect on creativity, an ability which is difficult to evaluate by psychometric methods: "An archeologist, holding a highly qualified academic position, had for 15 years suffered from increasing obsessivecompulsive neurosis. He had been given all sorts of psychiatric treatment, including several years of psycho-analysis. A few months after the operation, he resumed his duties at an institution. He is now very productive in his work, and is working on his doctor's thesis" (page 296).
Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 10: Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Stockholm 1992 by L. Olson M.D. (auth.), Assoc. Professor Dr. Björn A. Meyerson, Professor Dr. Giovanni Broggi, Professor Dr. Jose Martin-Rodriguez, Professor Dr. Christoph Ostertag, Professor Dr. Marc Sindou (eds.)