Endovascular Neurosurgery Through Clinical Cases

Endovascular Neurosurgery Through Clinical Cases

By Aristotelis P. Mitsos

Endovascular Neurosurgery Through Clinical Cases

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Endovascular neurosurgery is a recently introduced but rapidly evolving medical field, which uses minimally invasive interventions to treat major life-threatening vascular lesions of the Central Nervous System. Although its history counts less than 15 years of worldwide acceptance, it has rapidly displaced the traditional open neurosurgical techniques, being nowadays the first treatment choice for brain aneurysms and vascular malformations. Thus, the experience of each neuroendovascular center and performer is invaluable, offering the base for learning and teaching the new generation of interventionalists as well as for the evolvement of the method itself.

This book presents the basic principles of endovascular neurosurgery starting from clinical cases. Through this close-to-clinical-reality-process, the reader will be able to more thoroughly understand the pathophysiology of the brain and spine vascular lesions as well as the decision-making strategy, related to the indications, endovascular methods and results, finding suggestions and solutions to his/her clinical questions and problems. Besides chapters devoted to CNS vascular embryology and anatomy, clinical cases organized in groups based on the treated lesions are introduced: ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms of the anterior and posterior circulation, side-wall and bifurcation aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVF), arterial stenosis and angioplasty as well as spinal vascular lesions. A separate chapter is devoted to the organization and necessary equipment of the angio room and the department offering neuroendovascular service.

This volume will be of interest to neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists and ICU physicians as well as health care providers who are involved in the diagnosis and management of the vascular lesions of the brain and spine.


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Endovascular neurosurgery is a recently introduced but rapidly evolving medical field, which uses minimally invasive interventions to treat major life-threatening vascular lesions of the Central Nervous System. Although its history counts less than 15 years of worldwide acceptance, it has rapidly displaced the traditional open neurosurgical techniques, being nowadays the first treatment choice for brain aneurysms and vascular malformations. Thus, the experience of each neuroendovascular center and performer is invaluable, offering the base for learning and teaching the new generation of interventionalists as well as for the evolvement of the method itself.

This book presents the basic principles of endovascular neurosurgery starting from clinical cases. Through this close-to-clinical-reality-process, the reader will be able to more thoroughly understand the pathophysiology of the brain and spine vascular lesions as well as the decision-making strategy, related to the indications, endovascular methods and results, finding suggestions and solutions to his/her clinical questions and problems. Besides chapters devoted to CNS vascular embryology and anatomy, clinical cases organized in groups based on the treated lesions are introduced: ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms of the anterior and posterior circulation, side-wall and bifurcation aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVF), arterial stenosis and angioplasty as well as spinal vascular lesions. A separate chapter is devoted to the organization and necessary equipment of the angio room and the department offering neuroendovascular service.

This volume will be of interest to neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists and ICU physicians as well as health care providers who are involved in the diagnosis and management of the vascular lesions of the brain and spine.

About the Author
Aristotelis P. Mitsos is a Lt Colonel of Hellenic Army and a Consultant Neurosurgeon with an expertise in Endovascular Neurosurgery. He has a Master of Science Degree from the University of Oxford, UK (2006) in Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology; he is the Head of the Neuroendovascular Department in 401 Athens General Army Hospital, offering neuroendovascular services in more than 150 patients every year.

New Book: Degenerative Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule: Therapeutisches Management im subaxialen Abschnitt

Degenerative Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule: Therapeutisches Management im subaxialen Abschnitt (German Edition)

By Stefan Alexander König, Uwe SpetzgerDegenerative Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule: Therapeutisches Management im subaxialen Abschnitt (German Edition)

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Der Weg zur richtigen Therapieentscheidung in der HWS-Chirurgie. Zur Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule hat sich eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Verfahren mit spezifischen Indikationen, Vor- und Nachteilen entwickelt. Neben der konservativen Therapie steht die operative Stabilisierung der Halswirbelsäule mit Diskusprothesen, Cages und Wirbelkörperersatz im Vordergrund.

Basierend auf ihrer Erfahrung sowie biomechanischen und klinischen Studien stellen die Autoren eine klare Strategie bei der Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs und des Implantats vor.

Neben den anatomischen, biomechanischen und klinischen Grundlagen beschreiben sie im einzelnen

– die Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs

– die Auswahl des Implantats

– die Operationstechnik bei den einzelnen Verfahren.

Zahlreiche Abbildungen illustrieren die Befunde, die zur Therapieentscheidung führen, und Schritt für Schritt die operativen Verfahren. Empfehlungen zur Aufklärung und Beratung des Patienten, zum wichtigen Aspekt der Implantatsicherheit und zu den möglichen Komplikationen sowie ein Ausblick auf zukünftige Entwicklungen runden die Darstellung ab.

Umfassend, fundiert und reich illustriert – alle Aspekte der operativen Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule


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  • Original language: German
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  • 143 pages

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Der Weg zur richtigen Therapieentscheidung in der HWS-Chirurgie. Zur Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule hat sich eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Verfahren mit spezifischen Indikationen, Vor- und Nachteilen entwickelt. Neben der konservativen Therapie steht die operative Stabilisierung der Halswirbelsäule mit Diskusprothesen, Cages und Wirbelkörperersatz im Vordergrund.

Basierend auf ihrer Erfahrung sowie biomechanischen und klinischen Studien stellen die Autoren eine klare Strategie bei der Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs und des Implantats vor.

Neben den anatomischen, biomechanischen und klinischen Grundlagen beschreiben sie im einzelnen

–        die Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs

–        die Auswahl des Implantats

–        die Operationstechnik bei den einzelnen Verfahren.

Zahlreiche Abbildungen illustrieren die Befunde, die zur Therapieentscheidung führen, und Schritt für Schritt die operativen Verfahren. Empfehlungen zur Aufklärung und Beratung des Patienten,  zum wichtigen Aspekt der Implantatsicherheit und zu den möglichen Komplikationen sowie ein Ausblick auf zukünftige Entwicklungen runden die Darstellung ab.

Umfassend, fundiert und reich illustriert – alle Aspekte der operativen Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule

About the Author
Herr Dr. Alexander König, Facharzt für Neurochirurgie, Oberarzt an der Neurochirurgischen Klinik des Klinikums Karlsruhe; Herr Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Uwe Spetzger, Klinikdirektor dieser Klinik.

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BASIC NEUROENDOSCOPIC HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAM

November, 12th-14th
Santander – España

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Microsurgery Course led by Rosmarie Frick

November 12 — November 15

Monza, Italy

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North American Spine Society (NASS) 29th Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 12-15, 2014

San Francisco, CA

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The Global Spine Forum highlights the state of spine care
around the world featuring presentations from AOSpine,
Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Brazilian Spine
Society, Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord,
Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chinese
Orthopaedic Association and EuroSpine.

New Book: Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders: Theoretical Background and Clinical Application

Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders: Theoretical Background and Clinical Application

Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurological Disorders: Theoretical Background and Clinical Application

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Chronic electrical stimulation of the brain has demonstrated excellent outcomes in patients with Parkinson’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.


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Chronic electrical stimulation of the brain has become a standard surgical therapy for Parkinson’s disease, with many studies demonstrating excellent outcomes without any serious complications. Recently this surgical intervention has also been applied to various other neurological diseases, such as involuntary movement disorders, intractable pain, and psychological conditions including depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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. This book will be welcomed by all young neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other medical staff who are interested in electrical stimulation of the brain for the treatment of neurological disorders.

About the Author
Toru Itakura, MD, PhD, graduated from Wakayama Medical University, Japan, in 1970 and subsequently gained a PhD in Neurological Surgery from the same university. He became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Wakayama Medical University in 1983, an Associate Professor in 1992 and full Professor in 1994. In 2008 Professor Itakura became Chairman of Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine and since 2010 he has been President of Wakayama Medical University.

Control cerebral a distancia

Investigadores estadounidenses han demostrado cómo se puede controlar el cerebro de otra persona a distancia. La conexión se realizó a través de internet.

El departamento de neurociencia de la Universidad de Washington, ideó un juego en el que había que defender la ciudad de los cohetes que le lanzaban unos piratas. Dos voluntarios contaban con un cañón para abatir los misiles. Mientras uno de los defensores podía ver el juego en la pantalla, el disparador del cañón se encontraba bajo la mano de otro defensor, situado en otro edificio del campus y sin poder ver la escena. Así que el primero debía concentrarse y pensar con todas sus fuerzas en disparar. En menos de un segundo, el dedo de su compañero debía salvar a la ciudad.

Se trata de uno de los primeros casos de comunicación cerebral entre humanos. Los investigadores diseñaron un interfaz cerebro a cerebro capaz de interpretar las órdenes de un emisor y que un receptor situado a 1.500 metros las ejecutara. El primero llevaba en su cabeza un sistema de electroencefalografía  que registraba las señales eléctricas de su cerebro. El segundo tenía un aparato de estimulación magnética transcraneal (TMS) sobre la zona cerebral que controla las señales motoras.

Entre medias, un software descodificaba las señales eléctricas del “quiero disparar” del emisor, las enviaba por internet y las volvía a codificar en pulsos magnéticos para que el cerebro del receptor diera la orden de pulsar el disparador. Toda la comunicación no superó los 650 milisegundos de media.

Además de la velocidad y la pericia, contaban los reflejos. Ocasionalmente, en el cielo aparecía un avión aliado con suministros al que no había que derribar. El sistema fue ensayado durante tres meses por tres parejas diferentes de emisor-receptor, alcanzando una eficacia de entre el 25% y el 83%.

“Estos números no reflejan la eficacia de la tecnología, que debe ser evaluada por separado de la exactitud de la que sean capaces los sujetos”, recalca el coautor del estudio, Andrea Stocco. “Para que funcione correctamente, tanto el emisor como el receptor deben hacer su trabajo: el remitente debe identificar los cohetes y la mano del receptor debe golpear el teclado. A veces, al remitente se le escapa un cohete y, en ocasiones, la mano del receptor se movía de manera errónea. Estos fallos ocurren cuando se juega a cualquier juego y reflejan la exactitud de los sujetos”, añade. Y lo compara con elTetris. “Si uno no pasa de nivel es problema del jugador, no del juego”, recuerda.

Esta serie de experimentos, cuyos resultados han sido publicados en la revista científica PLoS ONE, son continuación de una primera fase que tanto Stocco como su colega Rajesh Rao realizaron el año pasado.

En un artículo de la revista Scientific American, Stocco y su colega Rao dibujan las posibilidades de una ciencia cada vez menos ficción. Una persona paralizada, por ejemplo, podría compartir sus pensamientos y emociones con los que le rodean. Quizá, en el futuro, un virtuoso del violín pueda comunicar a su pupilo su destreza mentalmente. O, por qué no, un profesor podría colarse en el cerebro de sus alumnos para que entiendan esa ecuación diferencial tan difícil de explicar.