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We report a patient with medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy treated by gamma knife radiosurgery. In lieu of a microsurgical procedure, an entorhinoamygdalohippocampectomy was performed with a gamma knife and low marginal doses (25 Gy). The clinical and imaging studies, including CT, MR imaging, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission(More)
OBJECT The authors sought to assess the functional tolerance and tumor control rate of cavernous sinus meningiomas treated by gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS). METHODS Between July 1992 and October 1998, 92 patients harboring benign cavernous sinus meningiomas underwent GKS. The present study is concerned with the first 80 consecutive patients (63 women and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the short-term (1 year) and long-term (5 years) outcome of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation operated upon under controlled general anaesthesia (GA). METHODS 213 consecutive patients with PD were included between January 2000 and March 2009 and operated upon under a particular type of GA(More)
A multiinstitutional study was conducted to evaluate the technique, dose-selection parameters, and results of gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of trigeminal neuralgia. Fifty patients at five centers underwent radio-surgery performed with a single 4-mm isocenter targeted at the nerve root entry zone. Thirty-two patients had undergone(More)
The role of Gamma Knife surgery in the field of functional surgery recently has evolved dramatically. For treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, Gamma Knife surgery is the least invasive procedure, with a low rate of hypesthesia. If a rate of complete relief similar to that of other surgical techniques could be achieved, this approach will become one of the(More)
Stereotactic radiosurgery is an alternative to conventional surgery for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. To better define the safety of radiosurgery and optimal technical choices, we reviewed our patient records and the literature. A total of 334 patients presenting with trigeminal neuralgia were treated between December 1992 and September 2005. A(More)
Clinical experience with radiosurgery for epilepsy on lesions located in highly functional areas has suggested the possibility of Gamma-Knife-induced functional effects without deterioration of the underlying cerebral cortex. To investigate these hypothetical functional changes, we have developed a special frame dedicated to small-animal radiosurgical(More)
The Gamma Knife radiosurgical treatment of 20 patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia is reported. Eleven patients received radiosurgical treatment with the goal of pain relief. Six had secondary trigeminal neuralgia due to AVM, large cavernous sinus and petrous bone meningiomas, trigeminal neurinoma, or chordoma; 5 others had essential trigeminal(More)
In cerebral cortex neurosurgery and particularly in epilepsy surgery, the recognition of individual cortical anatomic landmarks is necessary for presurgical evaluation and planning. To overcome the classical great variability in the superficial aspect of the human cerebral cortex, we have developed an original generic description of the cerebral cortex in a(More)