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