14th Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery – WSSFN

 (June 14-17, 2005, Rome, Italy)






I am pleased to present the Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery – WSSFN, Rome, Italy, June 14-17, 2005.
I like to take this opportunity to thank invited speakers and delegates for their contribution.

Mario Meglio




WSSFN Young Investigator Award

Antinociceptive Effect Induced by Sensorimotor Cortex Stimulation in Normal Rats
E.T. Fonoff, C.S. Dale, R.L. Pagano, M.J. Teixeira, G. Ballester and R. Giorgi

Behavioural Effects of Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation in Advanced Parkinson Disease
Y. Temel, and V. Visser-Vandewalle


Basic Science

Immunohistochemical and Molecular Markers of Proliferation and Apoptosis in Stereotactic Bioptates of Brain Gliomas – Prognosis of the Course of the Disease and the Treatment Efficacy
G. Bierzynska-Macyszyn, U. Mazurek, P. Wlaszczuk, J. Gola, M. Kapral, T. Stepien, A. Lech, H. Majchrzak and T. Wilczok

The Diagnosis of Motor Tract Disruption in Thalamic and Putaminal Hemorrhage Using Diffusion Tensor MRI and Its Relation with Motor Recovery
S.H. Kim, S.H. Jang, W.M. Byun, S.W. Kim, C.H. Chang, O.L. Kim, B.Y. Choi and S.H. Cho

Behavioral Study on Deep Brain Stimulation on the Subthalamic Nucleus in PIC Stimulator with Freely Roaming rat Pakinsonian Models
Y.S. Hwang, S.I. Park, J.H. Oh, S.J. Kim and J.W. Chang


Brain Tumors and Neuronavigation

Computer-assisted Stereotactic Fenestration of Aqueductal Cyst for Treatment of Hydrocephalus: A Technical Report
M.J. Teixeira, E.T. Fonoff, P.A. Santana, P.M. Padilha and V.A.S. Cescato

Computed Imaging-assisted Stereotxic Intracranial Biopsy of Thalamic Lesions: 15-Years of Experience from One Institution
S. Shahzadi, R. Andalibi and G. Sharifi

Interest of 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Neuro surgeon in Primary Brain Tumors: 1995-2005, a Ten-Year Experience
J. Sabatier, O. Robert, I. Catalaa, E. Cassol, M.B. Delisle, M. Tremoulet and M. Malet-Martino

The Detection of Brain Shift Using Intraoperative MRI– Initial Experience with Intraoperative MRI
Q. Li, J. Gong, L. Zamorano and K. Yang

Cranial Neuronavigation- Application, Accuracy, Errors
Y. Enchev, V. Karakostov, A. Bussarsky, K. Romansky, M. Marinov and V. Bussarsky

Behavioral Context-Dependent Neural Responses in the Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata During Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Freely Moving Rats
L.-H. Shi, F. Luo, W.-M. Zhang, D.J.Woodward and J.-Y.Chang



Epilepsy Surgery in the MRI
T. Hori, T. Ochiai, F. Yamane, M. Hayashi and T. Taira

Ictal SPET in Presurgical Diagnosis of the Epilepsies
G. Colicchio, C. Barba, M.L. Calcagni, D. Di Giuda, F. Papacci, D. Policicchio and M. Meglio

Closed-Loop Stimulation in the Control of Focal Epilepsy
J. Smith, M. Murro, J. Politsky, Y. Park, K. Fountas, P. Jenkins, D. Greene and R. Esteller

Clinical Experiences with Vagus Nerve Stimulation
J.K. Lee, I.Y. Shin, H.J. Lim, J.K. Kang, T.S. Ko and S.A. Lee

Application of Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) To Provoked Ictal SPET in Epilepsy Surgery Patients
D. Di Giuda, C. Barba, M.L. Calcagni, A. Giordano, M. Meglio, F. Papacci, D. Policicchio, M. Totaro and G. Colicchio


Movement Disorders

Motor Cortex Stimulation For Movement Disorders
A. Bentivoglio, M.A. Cavallo, B. Cioni, M.F. Contarino R. Eleopra, A. Lavano, P. Mazzone, M. Meglio, C.D. Signorelli, C. Sturiale, F. Valzania, S. Zeme, F. Zenga and C.A. Pagni

Deep Brain Stimulation and Movement Disorders: Where Are We Going?
P. Mazzone, P. Stanzione, A. Lozano, S. Sposato, E. Scarnati and A. Stefani

Implantation of Surgical Electrodes for Spinal Cord Stimulation: Comparison of Classical Laminotomy Technique Versus a Minimal Invasive Unilateral Technique Concerning Postoperative Outcome
J. Vangeneugden, R. Herz and V. Debois

Use of Frame-Based 3-Tesla MRI in Functional Stereotactic Surgery
K.V. Slavin, K.R. Thulborn, H. Nersesyan and C. Wess

The Excitability of Spinal a-Motor Neurons in Parkinsonian Tremor and Rigidity
S. Shahzadi, M. Rayegani and P. Pakarian

Surgical Technique of Lesions Through DBS Medtronic Electrode and Results in 14 Patients
S. Raoul, T. Pham, S. Drapier, M. Faighel, M. Verin, P. Damier and Y. Lajat

Phase Synchronization Study on Signals Recorded from STN DBS Electrodes
G. Walckiers, J.M. Vesin, D. Debatisse, E. Pralong, J.G. Villemure and C. Pollo

Bilateral Thalamic Surgery: Is It Safe and Effective to Combine Lesioning and DBS for Intractable Tremor
R. Varma and A. Parrent

Functional Neurosurgery Planning Assisted by the Probabilistic Functional Atlas of the VIM Nucleus Co-registered with the Schaltenbrand-Wahren Atlas
W.L. Nowinski, A. Thirunavuukarasuu and A.L. Benabid

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ventrolateral Thalamus Using 3T MRI: Surgical and Anatomical Considerations
R. Mercado, T. Mandat, GRW. Moore, D. Li, A. MacKay, C.R. Honey

GPi and VIM Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with and without
Microelectrode Recording (MER): A Comparison from the Same Center

A. Gorgulho, A.A.F. De Salles, L. Tseng, E. Behnke, S. Krahl and C. Mattozo

Thalamic DBS in Tourette’s Syndrome: Case Report
M. Egidi, G. Carrabba, A. Priori, P. Rampini, M. Locatelli, B. Bossi, F. Cogiamanian, S. Mrakic-Sposta, F. Prada, F. Tamma, E. Caputo and S.M. Gaini

Stereotactic Evaluation of Intraoperative Cerebral Displacement During DBS Surgery
M. Egidi, G. Carrabba, P. Rampini, F. Prada, M. Locatelli, F. Tamma, E. Caputo, A. Priori and S.M. Gaini

A Rapid Low Morbidity Technique for STN DBS Utilising Novel MRI Techniques, CT/MRI Fusion and Usually a Single Microelectrode Pass
P. Silburn, R.J. Cook. T. Coyne, P. Silberstein, D. Wasson, G. Fracchia. G. Mellick and F. Sinclair



Motor Cortex Stimulation for Pain Control
M. Meglio, B. Cioni and N. Montano

Our Experience with Treatment of Neuropathic Craniofacial Pain Using Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Approach
K.V. Slavin, H. Nersesyan and C. Wess

Therapeutic Results of Motor Cortex Stimulation For Post-stroke Paresis
T. Sakoguchi, S. Takeshita, S. Ohba, S. Sakamoto, K. Iida, Y. Kiura, K. Arita and K. Kurisu

Gamma Knife Pituitary Radiosurgery for Intractable Pain: New Treatment Trial of Thalamic Pain Syndrome
M. Hayashi, T. Taira, T. Ochiai, M. Chernov, K. Nakaya, M. Izawa,
N. Kouyama, Y. Katayama, Y. Kawakami, T. Hori and K. Takakura



Electrical Stimulation of Inferior Thalamic Peduncle in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
F. Jiménez, F. Velasco, G. Castro, M. Velasco, H. Nicolini, A. Madrigal, A.L. Velasco, D. Trejo and R. Salín

Psychological Factors in Chronic Pain Patients Waiting for Motor Cortex Stimulation
S. Daini, E. Tranghese, P.A. Pasquali, C. Lai and G.M. Festa



Radiosurgery with the Cyberknife: Technique and Early Results in AVMs and Acoustic Tumors
F. Colombo, L. Casentini, C. Cavedon, J. Stancanello, P. Francescon, F. Causin and V. Pinna

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Using CT Cisternography and Non-Isocentric Planning for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
P. Romanelli, M. Lim, A. Isidori, S.D. Chang and J.R. Adler

Experimental Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Glioma
J.K. Lee, J.J. Kwan, D.J. Lee, S.H. Hong and Y.M. Yoo

Gamma Knife Surgery for Essential Trigeminal Neuralgia: New Treatment Strategy with Robotized Micro-Radiosurgery
M. Hayashi, T. Ochiai, M. Chernov, K. Nakaya, M. Izawa, T. Hori and K. Takakura



Intrathecal Baclofen for Spasticity
I. Dones and G. Broggi

Cortical Stimulation for the Rehabilitation of Patients with Hemiparetic Stroke: A Multicenter Feasibility Study of Safety and Efficacy
R. Levy, S. Ruland, M. Weinand, D. Lowry and R. Dafer

Placebo and Nocebo Effect in Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease
R. Mercado, C. Constantoyannis, T. Mandat, A. Kumar, M. Schulzer,
J.A. Stoessl and C.R. Honey

Microsurgical Selective Tibial Neurotomy for Spastic Foot: Comparison of Adult and Child
S.H. Kim, S.H. Jang, H.K. Moon, S.W. Kim, C.H. Chang, O.L. Kim,
B.Y. Choi and S.H. Cho

Infection Risk Factors in DBS Surgery Performed in the Conventional and in the MRI Operating Room (OR)
A. Gorgulho, A.A.F. De Salles, D. Pegues, C. Juillard, K. Tajik,
P. Aurasteh and E. Behnke



Neuronavigation for Surgery of Multiple Brain Lesions
I. Aksiks, R. Sverzickis, E. Valeinis and E. Pukitis

Electrical Neuromodulation and Angina Pectoris
J. de Vries, R.S. Hermanides, R. vd Steege, M. van Wijhe,
M.J. Staal, and M.J.L. DeJongste

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