Operative Neuromodulation

Volume 2: Neural Networks Surgery

  • Damianos E. Sakas
  • Brian A. Simpson

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 97/2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

  3. Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ahmed M. Raslan, S. McCartney, K. J. Burchiel
      Pages 17-26
    3. Sergio Canavero, V. Bonicalzi
      Pages 27-36
    4. Yves Lazorthes, J. C. Sol, S. Fowo, F. E. Roux, J. C. Verdié
      Pages 37-44
    5. J. Holsheimer, J. -P. Nguyen, J. -P. Lefaucheur, L. Manola
      Pages 57-66
    6. Dirk De Ridder, G. De Mulder, E. Verstraeten, S. Sunaert, A. Moller
      Pages 67-74
    7. W. Tirakotai, D. Hellwig, H. Bertalanffy, Thomas Riegel
      Pages 75-79
    8. S. L. F. Owen, A. L. Green, D. D. Nandi, R. G. Bittar, S. Wang, Tipu Z. Aziz
      Pages 111-116
  4. Movement disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. N. K. Patel, Steven S. Gill
      Pages 135-154
    3. Damianos E. Sakas, A. T. Kouyialis, E. J. Boviatsis, I. G. Panourias, P. Stathis, G. Tagaris
      Pages 163-170
    4. Jürgen Voges, A. Koulousakis, V. Sturm
      Pages 171-184
    5. José Damián Carrillo-Ruiz, F. Velasco, F. Jiménez, A. L. Velasco, M. Velasco, G. Castro
      Pages 185-190
    6. Ron L. Alterman, B. J. Snyder
      Pages 191-199
    7. Bomin Sun, S. Chen, S. Zhan, W. Le, S. E. Krahl
      Pages 207-214
    8. Sergio Canavero, V. Bonicalzi
      Pages 223-232
  5. Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. W. H. Theodore, R. Fisher
      Pages 261-272
    3. Paul Boon, V. De Herdt, K. Vonck, D. Van Roost
      Pages 273-280
    4. Sohail Ansari, K. Chaudhri, K. Al Moutaery
      Pages 281-286
    5. Damianos E. Sakas, S. Korfias, C. L. Nicholson, I. G. Panourias, N. Georgakoulias, S. Gatzonis et al.
      Pages 287-291
    6. A. V. Alexopoulos, V. Gonugunta, J. Yang, Nicholas M. Boulis
      Pages 293-309
    7. Ana Luisa Velasco, F. Velasco, M. Velasco, F. Jiménez, J. D. Carrillo-Ruiz, G. Castro
      Pages 329-332
    8. D. Van Roost, P. Boon, K. Vonck, J. Caemaert
      Pages 333-336
    9. Francisco Velasco, A. L. Velasco, M. Velasco, F. Jiménez, J. D. Carrillo-Ruiz, G. Castro
      Pages 337-342
    10. U. Samadani, Gordon H. Baltuch
      Pages 343-346
    11. Gregory L. Krauss, M. Z. Koubeissi
      Pages 347-356
  6. Psychiatric disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. K. van Kuyck, L. Gabriëls, P. Cosyns, L. Arckens, V. Sturm, S. Rasmussen et al.
      Pages 375-391
    3. Fiacro Jiménez, F. Velasco, R. Salín-Pascual, M. Velasco, H. Nicolini, A. L. Velasco et al.
      Pages 393-398

About this book


Neuromodulation is a rapidly evolving multidisciplinary biomedical and biotechnological field. The two volumes present the state-of-the-art in established and emerging applications for pain, spasticity, movement disorders, bladder and bowel dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, psychiatric illness, impairment of hearing and vision, and computational neuromodulation. Experts describe the neural networks involved and the appropriate surgical approaches, provide clinical guidelines, technical descriptions of implanted devices, proposals for refinements and personal views on future prospects of the field. The immense therapeutic potential is highlighted which arises from the close collaboration of biomedical scientists and biotechnological engineers in this area and signifies the transition from the conventional "resective" surgery to functional neuroprosthetic surgery (Vol. I) and neural networks surgery (Vol. II) which uses neuro-engineering to improve impaired neural function.

Vol. 2 describes the techniques and procedures applied by direct a) contact with the central nervous system or cranial nerves, in order to modulate the function of neural networks as in the case of motor cortext stimulation for pain or vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy, or b) in deeply located structures inside the nervous system, in order to alter the function on specific networks as in the case of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Damianos E. Sakas
    • 1
  • Brian A. Simpson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.University Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-33080-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-33081-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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