Clinical prospects for neural grafting therapy for cortical lesions Chapter uri icon

abstract

  • © 2005 by CRC Press LLC. The goal of this chapter is to assess how close the hypothesis of neural grafting to enhance nervous system function may be to clinical reality, and the problems yet to be resolved before it is applicable clinically.1-5 This chapter focuses on neural grafting for lesions of the cerebral cortex arising from epilepsy, stroke, and head injury. Additional chapters will include further information on neural grafting for spinal cord injury (Chapter 3) and Parkinson’s disease (Chapter 8). Although clinical neural grafting has been performed primarily in the context of Parkinson’s disease,6 many issues relevant to this disease do not necessarily transfer to lesions of the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pradhan, A. A., Shetty, A. K., & Turner, D. A

complete list of authors

  • Pradhan, AA||Shetty, AK||Turner, DA

Book Title

  • Modern Neurosurgery: Clinical Translation of Neuroscience Advances

publication date

  • January 2004