Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders

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Chronic electrical stimulation of the brain has demonstrated excellent outcomes in patients with Parkinsona€™s disease and has recently also been applied to various other neurological diseases. This comprehensive, up-to-date textbook will meet the needs of all who wish to learn more about the application of deep brain stimulation and will provide a sound basis for safe and accurate surgery. The book comprises two main parts, the first of which presents relevant anatomical and functional background information on the basal ganglia, thalamus and other brain structures as well as on the mechanism of brain stimulation. The second part describes clinical studies on deep brain stimulation, covering results in a range of movement disorders and psychiatric diseases and also important aspects of instrumentation and technique. The authors are outstanding scientists and experts in the field from across the world.14.2 Diagram showing the planned trajectory through the cortex to the anterior thalamic nucleus using the Medtronic ... Indirect localization of the desired target is obtained by identifying coordinates on a standard stereotactic atlas and referencing them to the ACa€“PC on an axial image. ... We use a surgical navigation system (Medtronic Stealth Navigator, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN; Stryke Leibinger, anbsp;...

Title:Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders
Author: Toru Itakura
Publisher:Springer - 2014-08-28

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