Complex Surgical Cases of the Limbic System

This book is a guide to surgical procedures for the limbic system. Beginning with an overview of brain embryology and anatomy, each of the following sections covers surgical approaches for disorders in different parts of the limbic system.

Author: Sepehr Sani

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9386261448

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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The limbic system (also known as the paleomammalian brain) is a collection of brain structures located in the middle of the brain. It is not a discrete system itself but rather a collection of structures—anatomically related but varying greatly in function. The limbic system is the centre for emotional responsiveness, motivation, memory formation and integration, olfaction, and the mechanisms to keep ourselves safe ( This book is a guide to surgical procedures for the limbic system. Beginning with an overview of brain embryology and anatomy, each of the following sections covers surgical approaches for disorders in different parts of the limbic system. Procedures are explained in a step by step approach, with emphasis on anatomical markers and avoidance of complications. The final chapters discuss brain mapping during surgery, giant and unusual tumours, and vascular lesions. Authored by a team of highly experienced, Illinois and Wisconsin-based neurosurgeons, the book is enhanced by anatomical dissections, operative photographs and illustrations, and includes a DVD ROM demonstrating surgical procedures. Key points Guide to surgical procedures for the limbic system Step by step approach with emphasis on anatomical markers and avoidance of complications Highly experienced, Illinois and Wisconsin-based author team Includes DVD ROM demonstrating surgical procedures

Human Neuroanatomy

18.9.3 Schizophrenia Multitarget limbic system surgery of the amygdaloid
complex, substantia innominata, and the ... and abnormal behavior Chronic
depression, obsessive–compulsive neuroses, and drug addiction are conditions
for which ...

Author: James R. Augustine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470961619

Category: Science

Page: 432

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10.3.1 Electrical stimulation of cochlear efferents

Cumulated Index Medicus

in onset neurons resonance cases Untoward effects of generic carbamazepine
therapy ( letter ) cerebral lesions . ... HIPDM single photon emission computed
tomography brain Prolactin in partial epilepsy : an indicator of limbic seizures .
imaging Benetello P , et al . ... Firing SURGERY patterns human of limbic during
Vigabatrin for refractory complex partial seizures : stereoencephalography (
SEEG ) and ...




Category: Medicine


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The Amygdaloid Nuclear Complex

V. Di Marino et al., The Amygdaloid Nuclear Complex: Anatomic Study of the
Human Amygdala, V. Di Marino et al., The ... MAJ O'Callaghan reviewed the
numerous surgeries and declared in 1981 in a publication that the surgical
procedures ...

Author: Vincent Di Marino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319232436

Category: Medical

Page: 147

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This timely book allows clinicians of the nervous system, who are increasingly confronted with degenerative and psychiatric diseases, to familiarize themselves with the cerebral amygdala and the anatomical structures involved in these pathologies. Its striking photos of cerebral sections and dissections should help MRI specialists to more precisely study the detailed images provided by their constantly evolving equipment.

Epilepsy Abstracts

biofeedback , complex partial seizure , computer assisted tomography ,
electroencephalography , epilepsy , epileptic state , videorecording ... lobe
epilepsy , amygdaloid nucleus , brain depth stimulation , emotion , hippocampus ,
19 cases , 366 - complex partial seizure ... 82 yr . old man , 482 - epilepsy ,
epileptic focus , hemispherectomy , stereotaxic surgery , temporal lobe epilepsy ,
computer assisted ...




Category: Epilepsy


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Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy Childhood and Adolescence 5th edition

Therefore, music as stimulus is very complex in the brain as well as in individuals
. ... Although the reported outcome after surgery (6 cases) was good, the
presurgical evaluation may be challenging, because ... A neural system
dedicated to processing musically relevant auditory features with involvement of
limbic system for ...

Author: Bureau Michelle

Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext

ISBN: 2742008292

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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The ultimate reference book : the 5th updated edition of the famous “blue guide”. Incluided : A DVD with new sequences completes each chapter! Epileptology changes. The syndromic approach is completed by an etiological approach, based on the major advances in genetics and functional genetics. New entities have found their place, and a purely descriptive, “electroclinical” approach is no longer adapted in many circumstances. The 5th edition of the Blue Guide includes the most recent advances. It was necessary to justify the physiological, epidemiologic, genetic and therapeutic approaches and to consider them in the light of the new classification efforts, which are still in the making. Nevertheless, the description of epileptic syndromes, both classical and recent, remains at the core of this book.

Epilepsy Surgery

7 . nonspecific auras 8 . complex partial status epilepticus 9 . seizures that are
hysterical in appearance . ... The reader should remember that the frontal lobe
has numerous afferent and efferent connections to the limbic system . ... In
selected cases the use of additional electrodes such as the infraorbital and
supraorbital surface electrodes or ethmoidal electrodes ( 10 , 12 , 18 ) may also
help localize ...

Author: Hans Lüders

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Medical

Page: 854

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This reference on the surgical treatment of the epilepsies presents a global view of contemporary approaches to presurgical evaluation, surgical treatment, and postsurgical assessment. The contributors offer comprehensive guidelines on patient selection and on use of new EEG techniques, magnetoencephalography, positron emission tomography, SPECT, and other diagnostic studies in presurgical evaluation. The book details the most effective surgical techniques, presents extensive data on surgical outcome, and discusses strategies for preventing and managing complications.

Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery

calized in the oral parts of Hypoth (Dieckmann and Hassler, 1975) and is also
linked with the limbic system, especially with the amygdala complex. In
experimental animals, bilateral damage of Am and the adjacent piriform cortex
causes the Klüver–Bucy syndrome. ... Narcotic Dependence In Chapter 13 on the
surgical treatment of pain syndromes, we have already mentioned addiction to
narcotics that ...

Author: E.I. Kandel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461307031

Category: Medical

Page: 724

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Soon after neurosurgery had advanced past the stage of that older neurosurgeons will consider their cra removing lesions on the surface of the brain, it became niotomies quite adequate for the relief of many neu apparent that subcortical diseased tissue could not be rological disorders that Professor Kandel shows so excised safely by the usual surgical techniques because clearly to be amenable to stereotactic intervention, of the risk of damaging overlying normal structures. there are many lesions that undoubtedly can be reached Various means of reaching deep-seated lesions were more easily and with less risk to life and limb by ster devised, most of which attempted to approach the eotactic than by open procedures. pathological tissue through "silent areas" of the brain. This book is not just a description of operative However, these operations often resulted in serious procedures, although it does give clear accounts of neurological deficits. Spiegel and Wycis's modifica surgical techniques. It presents the postoperative histo tion of the Horsley-Clarke apparatus to reach targets ries of patients who have been cured or markedly re deep in the human brain introduced a new approach to lieved of longstanding afflictions; these persons have subcortical surgery. True, as Professor Edward Kandel been followed for 10 to 15 or more years, so that the relates, Russian surgeons had pioneered in the field, results may be considered more or less permanent.

Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

Delgado - Escueta , A . V . and Walsh , G . O . , Type I complex partial seizures of
hippocampal origin : excellent results of ... Gloor , P . , Olivier , A . , Quesney , L . F
. , Andermann , F . and Horowitz , S . , The role of the limbic system in experiential
phenomena of temporal lobe epilepsy , Ann ... Jackson , J . H . , On a particular
variety of epilepsy ( intellectual aura ) , one case with symptoms of organic brain

Author: William H. Theodore

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

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This book consists of the proceedings of a concensus conference on surgery in epilepsy and includes discussions of patient selection, evaluation, surgical techniques, and assessment of outcome. The conclusions of the concensus panel are presented. The volume is excellent in its concise presentations of the current state of knowledge, in-depth discussions of methodological issues, and clear conclusions of the concensus panel.

The Limbic System

Electrical brain stimulation assists in localizing the seizure mechanism and also
clarifies the role of a discharging lesion in previously ill ... 7 % of 21 consecutive
cases of partial complex seizures of temporal or parietal lobe origin closely
studied before neurosurgical ... ( 1975 ) : Temporal lobe surgery around the world

Author: Benjamin K. Doane



Category: Medical

Page: 349

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R D Mexico

The modulator changes consider the use of pacemakers in the nervous system .
... a brain to stance , a patient suffering from acute , In the case of psychiatric
patients the of pacemaker stimulation and to the organic damage chronic
depression who has surgery limbic system , a complex of nerve neurotransmitter
imbalances and defiTesting lasts will have certain nerve circuits in the circuits in
the inner part ...




Category: Research


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Many self - stimulation sites have been found in the limbic system ( Olds & Fobes
, 1981 ) . ... The Cerebrum : The Seat of Complex Thought exact mechanisms of
control are not yet well The cerebrum is the largest and most complex part of
understood ( Pribram , 1981 ) . ... Each cerebral hemisphere is divided into four
Brain surgery cases have afforded neuroscientists parts called lobes , more for
our ...

Author: Wayne Weiten

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole


Category: Psychology

Page: 712

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Filled with exciting, current research findings, this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS shows you the many ways that psychology applies to your life today and every day! In the book's "Featured Studies," you'll get a bird's eye view of real psychological research in action. "Critical Thinking Applications" give you specific critical thinking tools that you can use to help you think analytically and critically about what you read. Weiten also helps you excel in the psychology course by including overarching concepts--weaving these concepts throughout the book to help you see how the topics and research you are studying fit together into one understandable picture called psychology! Every chapter offers tools to help you focus on what's important--showing you how to study in ways that help you retain information and do your very best on exams.

Spine Surgery 2 Vol Set E Book

Several studies have corroborated further the role of cognitive and limbic systems
in central pain processing.102-105 A patient's ... or ability to work.119
Compensation for disability and unresolved litigation have a complex influence
on treatment outcome. ... Although approximately 90% of low back pain cases are
nonsurgical,136,137 the proportion of patients undergoing spine surgery has
progressively ...

Author: Edward C. Benzel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455723320

Category: Medical

Page: 2248

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Build a solid foundation of knowledge based on the fundamentals and employ step-by-step instruction from Spine Surgery. Edited by Edward C. Benzel, this best-selling medical reference explores the full spectrum of surgical techniques used in spine surgery and delivers the comprehensive, cutting-edge guidance you need to achieve successful outcomes. Online access, thorough updates, contributions by leading international authorities, an abundance of detailed illustrations, and procedural video clips provide everything you need to avoid and manage complex problems. Glean essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information in one comprehensive reference that explores the full spectrum of surgical techniques used in spine surgery. Hone your surgical skills and technique with intraoperative videos and more than 800 outstanding illustrations demonstrating each technique step by step. Grasp and apply the latest knowledge from more than 25 brand-new chapters, as well as extensive revisions or total rewrites to the majority of existing chapters to present all of the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of spine surgery including motion preservation technologies, endovascular management, back pain and psychosocial interactions, biomechanics, and more. Consult with the best. Renowned neurosurgery authority Edward C. Benzel leads an international team of accomplished neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons - many new to this edition - who provide dependable guidance and share innovative approaches to surgical techniques and complications management. Equip yourself to address increasing occurrences of pain among aging and physically active patients. Access the information you need, where you need it on your laptop or mobile device via, with fully searchable text, a wealth of procedural videos, online updates from the experts, downloadable image gallery and links to PubMed.

The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Basic research established the anterior hippocampus to be the major site of
seizure generation . ... and the protocols for management of difficult cases was
shown , the Commission recommended the establishment of specialized centers

Author: Society of Neurological Surgeons




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The Temporal Lobe and Limbic System

The lesions in these cases of word deafness are still usually bilateral and
seemingly involve the same regions that cause the full ... The converse syndrome
to word deafness , an inability to recognize complex nonspeech sounds with
preservation of comprehension of ... studies on patients with unilateral temporal
lobe lesions , particularly from those with well - delineated surgical excisions of
the anterior ...

Author: Pierre Gloor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 865

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Covering the detailed anatomy, physiology, and clinical aspects of the temporal lobe and the limbic system, this monograph makes a timely appearance because of the widespread interest in this subject in relation to epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia. The structural and functional information serves as an important foundation for the detailed anatomical knowledge necessary for the interpretation of imaging. The components of the temporal lobe are characterized. The temporal isocortex is considered from the point of view of its principal cellular constituents, connectivity, columnar organization, and how the cortex embodies experience. The cortical association areas for vision, audition, degustation, visceral sensory function, and olfaction are treated in detail, and the cortical area of the temporal lobe relating to speech is discussed. The structure of the insula, the temporal cortex, and its connectivity to the thalamus, pulvinar, striatum, and claustrum are described thoroughly. A chapter reviews the structure, connections and functions of the olfactory system, as well as its social aspects and pathological conditions. The largest chapter deals with the hippocampus--its anatomy and connections, its cellular architectonics, its relation to memory, and its varied functions. The final chapter details the amygdala, its connections, and its significant role in temporal lobe seizures.

Behavioral Neurology

Violent behavior has been reported in patients with lesions of the limbic system
secondary to temporolimbic epilepsy ... There are forms of epilepsy that are so
difficult to differentiate from other causes of abnormal thought and behavior that
the ... Therapy, in the form of anticonvulsant drugs and invasive procedures such
as surgical ablation, disconnection, and vagal stimulation has become more

Author: Jonathan H. Pincus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780195137811

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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This is a thorough revision of one of the landmark books in the field of neuropsychiatry. The authors, one a distinguished neurologist and the other an eminent psychiatrist, provide a clear, well-integrated account of the behavioral aspects of neurological conditions and the neurological aspects of psychiatric disorders. Earlier editions presented the view, then provocative, that disordered brain function underlies psychiatric illnesses. A more balanced view characterizes the Fourth Edition, in which the authors discuss the most recent data from the neurosciences and molecular biology, including changes in the brain induced by the environment and by emotions. There is also a valuable new clinical chapter on differentiating the etiologies of disturbed behavior. Avoiding the deluge of information in multi-authored volumes, this very readable text provides a consistent approach to the understanding and diagnosis of disturbances of behavior. While the book is directed toward medical students, residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and psychology students (particularly those taking abnormal psychology courses), it has also been used by a wide variety of health professionals and attorneys.

Diverticular Disease

Management of the Difficult Surgical Case John Paton Welch ... within the pons
and medulla with third - order neurons that run predominantly to the limbic
system and frontal lobe ( " motivational affective aspects of pain " ) , respectively (
8,9 ) .

Author: John Paton Welch

Publisher: Greenfield Review Press


Category: Medical

Page: 468

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Approach to the

The Cyclopedia of Medicine Surgery Specialties

The slow wave is generated by the thalamocaudate system and is the result of
active inhibition . ... region , there is diffuse involvement of large numbers of
structures with very complex functions ( the limbic system ) , and a psychomotor
seizure results . ... so - called ischemic and sclerotic cell changes in Ammon's
horn of the temporal lobe , are nonspecific and are found in conditions other than
epilepsy .

Author: George Morris Piersol



Category: Medicine


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Harrison s Principles of Internal Medicine

In such cases, surgical extirpation of the epileptic brain regions may be
necessary for control of the epilepsy (see “Neurosurgical Treatment of Epilepsy”
below). There is a complex interrelationship between the limbic system and ...

Author: Tinsley Randolph Harrison



Category: Internal medicine

Page: 2248

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Magnetic Resonance in Epilepsy

The role of the limbic system in experimental phenomena of temporal lobe
epilepsy . Ann Neurol 1982 ; 12 ... Taylor DC , Lochery M . Temporal lobe
epilepsy : origin and significance of simple and complex auras . J Neurol ...
Glaser G . Natural history of temporal lobe - limbic epilepsy . In : Engel J , ed . ...
lobe epilepsy . With special reference to surgical results , neuropathology , and
social conditions .

Author: Ruben I. Kuzniecky

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Medical

Page: 345

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Covers brain anatomy/occipitoparietal epilepsy/disorders of the cerebral hemispheres/magnetic resonance spectroscopy/etc