Robert F. Heimburger

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58 patients, whose convulsions and behavioral disorders did not respond to nonsurgical therapy, were treated with stereotactic amygdalotomy between 1963 and 1973. A retrospective study was carried out by a psychiatric research team 1--11 years postoperatively. Using reliable objective methods of assessment they found that 50% operated primarily for(More)
We have developed a peripheral nerve catheter, attached to a needle, which works like an adjustable suture. We used in-plane ultrasound guidance to place 45 catheters close to the femoral, saphenous, sciatic and distal tibial nerves in cadaver legs. We displaced catheters after their initial placement and then attempted to return them to their original(More)
Robert Heimburger recounts his career in neurosurgery, including some of the early years of modern neurosurgery and some of the contributions he made, particularly in the areas of early repair of myelomeningocele and spinal cord tethering, high-intensity focused ultrasound for the brain, stereotactic surgery, washing hair and scalps instead of shaving for(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe interdepartmental variation in the availability of resources and academic activities within the various neurosurgery programs of Pakistan. METHODS This was a proforma-based survey of neurosurgery trainees and young neurosurgeons of Pakistan, looking at the academic infrastructure and output of their programs. The proforma was filled(More)
The authors present an original description of the tethered spinal cord. This submission in its day was not welcomed by the contemporaries of Dr. Robert Heimburger who theorized that there may be an association between the tethered spinal cord and scoliosis. Today we know that abnormal curvatures of the spinal cord can result from distal abnormal tensions(More)
Paired unipolar electrodes were introduced into the pulvinar and ventrolateral thalamic nuclei in 3 patients. Stimulation was applied in 1 patient in an attempt to alter the vegetative state after a closed head injury, and increased alertness and ability to comply resulted with stimulation. Auditory evoked responses improved from almost flat to a(More)