Demise of Yves Keravel

WFNS Honorary President

He died December 3, 2015. He was an outstanding neurosurgeon, a great teacher and a fine gentleman.

He has been involved with the WFNS for a long time and had volunteered his services in WFNS education courses all over the world.

A true ambassador of world neurosurgery he and his wife probably had traveled to more neurosurgery meetings and places on the earth than any one of us.

Always smiling, he was a personal friend as he would have been to many of you.


Neurosurgery for Spasticity: A Multidisciplinary Approach Yves Keravel


Giant Intracranial Aneurysm Yves Keravel


Hemifacial Spasm: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Publications as First Author

1: Keravel Y, Sindou M. [Vascular decompression as treatment of essential arterial hypertension]. Neurochirurgie. 2009 Apr;55(2):279-81. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2009.02.009. Epub 2009 Mar 27. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 19328498.

2: Keravel Y, Gaston A, Ciampi de Andrade D, Mencattini G, Le Guérinel C. [Balloon compression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia]. Neurochirurgie. 2009 Apr;55(2):197-202. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2009.01.008. Epub 2009 Mar 18. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 19298979.

3: Keravel Y. [Neurosurgical treatment of essential facial neuralgia]. Ann Radiol (Paris). 1992;35(6):438-43. French. PubMed PMID: 1300085.

4: Keravel Y, Sindou M. [Indications and limits of stimulation treatments in chronic neurological pain]. Rev Prat. 1985 Apr 11;35(21):1247-54. French. PubMed PMID: 3890125.

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