Pallidotomy for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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This volume is the only clinically oriented review of contemporary pallidotomy and the current use of pallidotomy in treatment of Parkinson's disease, parkinsonian syndromes, dystonias, and other movement disorders. The book features contributions by internationally recognized neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists who have had a pivotal role in the recent reintroduction of pallidotomy. Coverage includes descriptions of state-of-the-art operative techniques, as well as guidelines on patient ...
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SHRINKWRAPPED NEW!: MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE: DESCRIPTION: 352 Pages: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (October 1998) : This text explores the history of pallidal surgery, and ... explains the basic anatomy and physiology behind it. Patient selection, technical aspects, and clinical results and evaluation are all explained. The contributors also consider treatment modalities (pallidotomy, pallidal deep brain stimulation, and pallidal radiosurgery), and three points of view on the controversy surrounding the optimal target in pallidotomy. The text also deals with practical, clinical issues, including: how to determine who will benefit from the operation; details of proper preoperative evaluation; surgical planning and choosing among alternatives; and independent evaluation of surgical results. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This volume is the only clinically oriented review of contemporary pallidotomy and the current use of pallidotomy in treatment of Parkinson's disease, parkinsonian syndromes, dystonias, and other movement disorders. The book features contributions by internationally recognized neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists who have had a pivotal role in the recent reintroduction of pallidotomy. Coverage includes descriptions of state-of-the-art operative techniques, as well as guidelines on patient selection, preoperative evaluation, and surgical planning and discussions of results.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780781712255
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
1 Historical Review of Pallidal Surgery for Treatment of Parkinsonism and other Movement Disorders 1
2 Primate Models for the Study of Basal Ganglia Physiology and Dysfunction 25
3 Pathophysiology of Parkinsonism and Dyskinesias 41
4 Rationales for Pallidal Surgery: What are the Mechanisms? 55
5 Parkinson's Disease 67
6 Clinical Assessment and Study Design for Pallidal Surgery 101
7 Indications for Pallidal Surgery for Parkinson's Disease 113
8 Operative Techniques for Pallidal Surgery 121
9 Microelectrode Techniques and Findings of Globus Pallidus 135
10 Results of Unilateral Pallidotomy for Parkinson's Disease: Two-Year Experience and Review of the Literature 153
11 Bilateral Pallidotomy for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease 173
12 Pallidotomy: A Treatment for Parkinsonian Tremor? 179
13 Changes in Postural Control after Pallidotomy 191
14 Neuropsychological Evaluation of Patients with Parkinson's Disease Before and After Pallidal Surgery 211
15 Deep Brain Stimulation of the Pallidum 233
16 Gamma Knife Pallidotomy for Parkinson's Disease 241
17 Parkinson's Disease and Stereotactic Pallidal Surgery: Studies with Positron Emission Tomography 249
18 Contemporary Pallidal Surgery for Treatment of Other Parkinsonian Syndromes 261
19 Pallidal Surgery: A New Option for Surgical Treatment of Dystonia 267
20A Optimal Target of Pallidotomy: A Controversy 275
20B Optimal Target of Pallidotomy: A Controversy 285
20C Optimal Target of Pallidotomy: A Controversy 291
21 Neurosurgical Alternatives for Treatment of Parkinson's Disease 297
Subject Index 307
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