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Applications and methodology for contemporary stereotactic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2871505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stereotactic surgery was first described for functional exploration of animal brains in 1908. It has been used in human neurosurgery for almost forty years, primarily for the accurate placement of subcortical probes for the production of therapeutic lesions in the treatment of movement disorders and pain. After the introduction of L-Dopa in 1968, enthusiasm diminished for the technique. In the past ten years, primarily due to the development of new imaging technologies, stereotaxis has enjoyed a renaissance as new applications have been described. Stereotactic surgery may be utilized for neuro-ablative and neuro-augmentative procedures. It can also be useful in the diagnosis of brain tumours by stereotactic biopsy and for treatment of subcortical neoplasms by interstitial irradiation or computer-assisted stereotactic laser resection. With the development of computer technology, many new procedures, refinements of old procedures, and development of new applications are possible.
Authors:
P J Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological research     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0161-6412     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Res.     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-11     Completed Date:  1986-06-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905298     Medline TA:  Neurol Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biopsy
Brachytherapy
Brain / pathology
Cerebral Palsy / surgery
Cerebral Ventriculography
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans / surgery
Humans
Laser Therapy
Pain / surgery
Parkinson Disease / surgery
Stereotaxic Techniques / trends*
Thalamic Nuclei / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tremor / surgery

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