Rechargeable neurostimulators for deep brain stimulation have been available since 2008, promising longer battery life and fewer replacement surgeries compared to non-rechargeable systems.

The NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) was established in 2008 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) to collect, analyze and report on nationwide clinical data from neurosurgical practices using online technology.

The Schramm classification system in 2008 recognises four types of temporal mediobasal tumor based on anatomical landmarks, location, and size.

The Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Research Society expanded in terms of popularity and membership steadily over the following decade and, on December 17, 1999, it was renamed the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society with the approval of the Korean Neurosurgical Society. On March 18, 2008.

In 2008, Hamani et al reported an unexpected effect of hypothalamic stimulation in a 50-year-old man undergoing treatment for refractory obesity. When stimulation was initiated intraoperatively at the most ventral contact, the patient reported experiencing a sudden sense of déjà vu, recalling a scene from 20 years earlier that became increasingly vivid as stimulation intensity increased. When electrode coordinates were plotted into stereotactic space, the ventral-most contacts were found to be in close association with the fornix 1).

Hamani C, McAndrews MP, Cohn M, et al.. Memory enhancement induced by hypothalamic/fornix deep brain stimulation. Ann Neurol. 2008;63(1):119–123.
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