The first Gamma Knife in the US in 1987.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure introduced in 1987, involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator (sometimes referred to as a 'brain pacemaker'), which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes.

In 1987 Yaşargil defined cerebral microarteriovenous malformations as a subgroup of pial arteriovenous malformation characterizad by a nidus of 1 cm or smaller 1).

Although Griffith and Veerapen reported a case of endonasal approach to the sellar region in 1987, the transsphenoidal endonasal approach did not gain popularity. 2)

Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor was originally described a histological variant of Wilm’s tumor in 1978.

Primary intracranial diseases were initially reported in 1987 and subsequently, defined as a distinct CNS neoplasm in 1996 and added to the World Health Organization (WHO) Brain Tumor Classification in 2000 (grade IV).

Yaşargil MG: Microneurosurgery. Volume IIIA. AVM of the Brain, History, Embryology, Pathological Considerations, Hemodynamics, Diagnostic Studies, Microsurgical Anatomy. New York: Thieme, 1987
Griffith HB, Veerapen R. A direct transnasal approach to the sphenoid sinus. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1987 Jan;66(1):140-2. PubMed PMID: 3783248.
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