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- ChapterSource: Anderson W, ed. Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practices. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-160137Comment: Lesioning techniques, the primary surgical procedures for the treatment of movement disorders, continue to remain important therapeutic procedures for neurosurgeons in the era of neuromodulation. The technology for creating high-precision brain lesions has evolved from the original stereotactic radiofrequency thalamotomies and pallidotomies and now includes minimally invasive laser interstitial therapy with magnetic resonance (MR) thermography and transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound lesioning.
- ChapterSource: Greenberg M, ed. Handbook of Neurosurgery. 9th Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-161147Comment: Karnofsky performance scale (KPS) Table 85.1, (after David A. Karnofsky) often used for grading functional status in patients with cancer. A KPS score < 70 (particularly with brain tumors) often identifies patients with a worse prognosis for any given treatment.
- CockpitComment: A 15-year-old, right-handed girl with a past medical history of migraine headache since the age of 3 years presented with 6 months of worsening early morning headache and 4 weeks of progressive left-sided weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her head showed a 4.3 cm cystic contrast-enhancing lesion in the right thalamus and cerebral peduncle.
- E-JournalSource: Lee D. 2019; 80(01): 001 - 002.Comment: Presenting original and review articles, surgical techniques, and case reports.
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