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In the fragile home of the soul – how modern neurosurgery works

Prof. Dr. Volker Seifert, Clinic for Neurosurgery


Probably more than any other surgical discipline, neurosurgery has profited immensely from advances in microsurgery, modern imaging techniques and the development of computer technology. This means microsurgical operations supported by peri- and intra-operative neuronavigation are possible on complex brain tumors, as well as cerebrovascular diseases such as aneurysms, angiomas and cavernomas using minimal invasion procedures. The techniques available to neurosurgeons today allow them to carry out the most difficult brain operations without mortality and with minimal morbidity. The talk discusses developments in modern neurosurgery in the context of the technological advances mentioned above and illustrates these using specific examples.

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