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Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Apr;36(4):E11. doi: 10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS13547.

Expanding the borders: the evolution of neurosurgical approaches.

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Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York.

Abstract

In this article the authors discuss the development of neurosurgical approaches and the advances in science and technology that influenced this development throughout history. They provide a broad overview of this interesting topic from the first attempts of trephination by ancient cultures to the work of the pioneers of neurosurgery and the introduction of microsurgery.

PMID:
24684324
DOI:
10.3171/2014.2.FOCUS13547
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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