Henssen, Dylan; Kurt, Erkan; van Walsum, Anne-Marie Van Cappellen; Kozicz, Tamas; van Dongen, Robert; Bartels, Ronald. Motor cortex stimulation in chronic neuropathic orofacial pain syndromes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In Scientific Reports . 4/28/2020, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1-11.

Ruben Volkers, Esmay Giesen, Maudy van der Heiden, Mijke Kerperien, Sibylle Lange, Erkan Kurt, Robert van Dongen, Dennis Schutter, Kris C. P. Vissers, Dylan Henssen. Invasive Motor Cortex Stimulation Influences Intracerebral Structures in Patients With Neuropathic Pain: An Activation Likelihood Estimation Meta-Analysis of Imaging Data. In Neuromodulation : Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. 2020 Feb. DOI: 10.1111/ner.13119.

Witkam, R.L., Kurt, E., van Dongen, R., Arnts, I., Steegers, M.A., Vissers, K.C., Henssen, D.J. and Engels, Y. (2020), Experiences From the Patient Perspective on Spinal Cord Stimulation for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Qualitatively Driven Mixed Method Analysis. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. (doi:10.1111/ner.13277)

Henssen D, Giesen E, van der Heiden M, Kerperien M, Lange S, v Cappellen van Walsum A, Kurt E, van Dongen R, Schutter D, Vissers K. A systematic review of the proposed mechanisms underpinning pain relief by primary motor cortex stimulation in animals. Neurosci Lett. 2019 Sep 10:134489.
(doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134489. Volume 719, 2020)

Henssen Dylan JHA, Weber Rosanna C, de Boef Jesse, Mollink Jeroen, Kozicz Tamas, Kurt Erkan, van Cappellen van Walsum Anne-Marie. Post-mortem 11.7 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging vs. Polarized Light Imaging Microscopy to Measure the Angle and Orientation of Dorsal Root Afferents in the Human Cervical Dorsal Root Entry Zone. In Front. Neuroanat., 02 July 2019.

D.J.H.A.Henssen, W.Hoefsloot, P.S.M.Groenen, A.M.Van Cappellen van Walsum, E.Kurt, T.Kozicz, R.van Dongen, D.J.L.G.Schutter, R.H.M.A.Bartels. Bilateral vs. unilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat neuropathic orofacial pain: A pilot study. in Brain Stimulation, Published online: February 07, 2019 (

Dylan J. H. A. Henssen, Jeroen Mollink, Erkan Kurt, Robert van Dongen, Ronald H.M.A. Bartels, David Graβel, Tamas Kozicz, Markus Axer, Anne‑Marie Van Cappellen van Walsum. Ex vivo visualization of the trigeminal pathways in the human brainstem using 11.7T diffusion MRI combined with microscopy polarized light imaging. In Brain Structure and Function (2019) 224:159–170

D.J.H.A. Henssen , R.L. Witkam , J.C.M.L. Dao , D.J. Comes , A.M. Van Cappellen van Walsum , T. Kozicz , Robert van Dongen , K. Vissers , R.H.M.A. Bartels , G. de Jong , E. Kurt , Systematic review and neural network analysis to define predictive variables in implantable motor cortex stimulation to treat chronic intractable pain. Journal of Pain (2019)   (

D.J.H.A. Henssen, D. Kuppens, F.J.A. Meijer, A.M. v Cappellen v Walsum, Y. Temel, E. Kurt. Identification of the pedunculopontine nucleus and surrounding white matter tracts on 7T diffusion tensor imaging, combined with histological validation. in Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 2018, published online 31 oct

Henssen DJHA, Kurt E, van Cappellen van Walsum A-M, Arnts I, Doorduin J, Kozicz T, Robert van Dongen, Ronald H. M. A. Bartels. “Long-term effect of motor cortex stimulation in patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain: An observational study. in PLoSONE 13(1): e0191774, 2018 Jan 30;13(1)

Erkan Kurt, Dylan J.H.A. Henssen, Monique Steegers, Michiel Staal, Ulrich Beese, Joseph Maarrawi, Benoit Pirotte, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Dirk Rasche, Jan Vesper, Jan Holsheimer, Wim Duyvendak, Patrick Herregodts, Robert van Dongen, Maarten Moens. Motor Cortex Stimulation in Patients Suffering from Chronic Neuropathic Pain:  Summary of an Expert Meeting and Pre-meeting Questionnaire, Combined with a Literature Review. in: World Neurosurg. (2017) 108:254-263

Felix S. Gubler, Linda Ackermans, Pieter L. Kubben, Aysun Damci, Sarah Hescham, Mark L. Kuijf, Mayke Oosterloo, Jeroen Vermeulen, Ersoy Kocabicak, Erkan Kurt, Yasin Temel. Infections in deep brain stimulation: shaving versus not shaving. In Surg Neurol Int. 2017; 8: 249.

Dylan J.H.A. Henssen, Nicole Scheepers, Erkan Kurt, Inge Arnts, Monique Steegers, Kris Vissers, Robert van Dongen, Yvonne Engels. Patients’ Expectations on Spinal Cord Stimulation for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Qualitative Exploration. In Pain Pract. 2017 Jul 25 (doi: 10.1111/papr.12617)

Erkan Kurt, Tess van Eijk, Dylan Henssen, Inge Arnts, Monique Steegers. Neuromodulation of the Suprascapular Nerve. Pain Physician 2016; 19:E235-E239

Dylan J. H. A. Henssen, Erkan Kurt, Tamas Kozicz, Robert van Dongen, Ronald H. M. A. Bartels and Anne-Marie van Cappellen van Walsum. New Insights in Trigeminal Anatomy: A Double Orofacial Tract for Nociceptive Input. In Front. Neuroanat., 10 May 2016

Ersoy Kocabicak, Onur Alptekin, Linda Ackermans, Pieter Kubben, Mark Kuijf, Erkan Kurt, Rianne Esselink and Yasin Temel. Is there still need for microelectrode recording now the subthalamic nucleus can be well visualized with high field and ultrahigh MR imaging? in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 9:46, January 2015 (

K. Rijkers, J. van Aalst, E. Kurt et al. “Effect of spinal Cord Stimulation in type 1 Complex regional pain Syndrome with 2 rare severe cutaneous manifestations” In Journal of Neurosurgery, 2009 Feb;110(2):274-8