Surgical Management of Movement Disorders

Surgical Management of Movement Disorders

by Gordon H. Baltuch
     
 

A thorough review of the surgical procedures and technologies currently available for the treatment of various movement disorders, this guide illustrates strategies for the management of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome, hemifacial spasm, and cerebral palsy-emphasizing surgical indications and outcomes, as well

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A thorough review of the surgical procedures and technologies currently available for the treatment of various movement disorders, this guide illustrates strategies for the management of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette's syndrome, hemifacial spasm, and cerebral palsy-emphasizing surgical indications and outcomes, as well as methods of complication prevention and avoidance.

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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Movement disorders have been described since antiquity. However, treatment modalities became available just recently. In addition, surgical management for movement disorders had its major development when imaging technology reached the current state, allowing for accurate positioning of electrodes deep in the brain for monitoring, stimulation, and ablation. This book reviews the current concepts on the topic.
Purpose: The purpose is to review all current surgical techniques for the management of tremor, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and other movement disorders. The authors clearly meet all objectives.
Audience: Neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists are the main audience for this book. The authors are world renowned professionals.
Features: The 16 chapters cover the realm of surgery for movement disorders. As a book with the main purpose of briefly explaining each aspect of movement disorder surgery, it reflects the feeling, knowledge, and practice of neurosurgeons and neurologists dealing with the problem of refractory movement disorders in their practices. The book is very well illustrated, composed, and supplied with a good number of pertinent references.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for major neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824729509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
Neurological Disease and Therapy Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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