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.
Table of Contents
Overview. Parkinson's Disease. Patient Selection and Indication for Surgery. Surgical Technique and Complication Avoidance. Surgical Results. Novel Surgical Strategies: Transplantation/ Gene Therapy/Stem Cells/ CNS Drug Delivery. Essential Tremor. Patient Selection/ Technique/ Surgical Results. MS, Post-Stroke and Post Traumatic Tremor. Patient Selection and Surgical Results. Dystonia. Classification/ Best Medical Therapy/ Surgical Indications/ Technique/ Results. Spasmodic Torticollis. Botox. Ablative Deinnervation. Deep Brain Stimulation. Tourette's Syndrome. Surgical Therapy. Hemifacial Spasm. Botox/ Microvascular Decompression- Indication, Technique, and Surgical Results. Spasticity. Cerebral Palsy. Baclofen. Rhizotomy
"…very well illustrated, composed, and supplied with a good number of references….an excellent book for major neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience libraries."