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Dom Mahoney, MS

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 07:22

Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) develop when abnormal shunts form between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary network. Cerebral AVMs typically present following haemorrhage or seizures. This article outlines the risks associated with AVMs, the various treatment options available and how these relate to the Spetzler-Martin grade.

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GNOS is an international, multicentre, prospective cohort  study investigating outcomes from in patients with traumatic brain injury. A local team of up to 4 researchers can select a 30-day recruitment period between October 2018 and October 2019. Check out the video below and follow the link to the GNOS website to find out more:





Saturday, 02 March 2019 12:24

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS)

Are you a doctor or student working in a neurosurgical unit?  Are you interested in being a PubMed-curable collaborator in an international research study on traumatic brain injury?  There is still plenty of time to participate in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS), a multi-centre, international prospective cohort study of outcomes following emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury.  The study period has now been EXTENDED until 31st of October 2019!  75 teams from >40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America have already participated and entered data on >500 patients. Sign up now at!

Webinar Title: Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 18:00 GMT

Speaker: Prof Ali Savas

Professor Ali Savas completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Istanbul in 1992, before developing an interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He now works at Ankara University in Turkey. The focus of his webinar will be the surgical management of facial pain syndromes.


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Invasive orbital apex aspergillosis (IOAA) is a rare and pernicious manifestation of aspergillus infection. The authors describe a series of cases in which immunocompetent patients with IOAA developed mycotic aneurysms and subsequently subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:59

GNOS – An update

The Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS) aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the management of neurotrauma worldwide. Centres can be registered to gather data concerning traumatic brain injury patients seen in any consecutive 30-day period between 1st October 2018 and 1st October 2019. So far, 54 sites have registered for the study across 31 different countries. Of these, 70% have begun data collection and 19% have completed data collection.

For more details about the study and to register your centre, please follow this link:


Chordomas continue to present a significant clinical challenge in skull base neurosurgery. Not only does the location of these lesions often necessitate anatomically complex approaches, but seeding along the surgical tract and the neuraxis is common. Optimal surveillance imaging regimes following surgery for chordoma resection is a source of some contention. The authors of this article compare various protocols to identify which is superior in elucidating recurrences.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:22

EANS 9th Annual Young Neurosurgeon’s Meeting

Date: 28 February - 2 March 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany

The EANS will be hosting the 9th Annual Young Neurosurgeon’s Meeting in Berlin next year. With an aging population, one of the challenges young neurosurgeons will surely face during their careers is the treatment of elderly patients. Therefore, the main topics of the meeting next year will be neurosurgery in the elderly, as well as spine and vascular. The event will consist of various lectures delivered by an experienced faculty. You can register your interest now online at the website below:

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:22

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study 1 (GNOS‐1)

Trauma remains the leading cause of death among those under the age of 45, with brain injury playing a significant role in determining mortality. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), therefore, exerts a considerable burden on healthcare systems, with remarkable geographical differences in treatments. The WFNS has collaborated with the NHS National Institute for Health Research to comprehensively investigate the surgical management of TBI. This is the first worldwide study of this nature, and the investigators invite you and your unit to participate.

Please see the site below for details of the protocol and how to enrol: GNOS study website

Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:03

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Webinar: AVM Planning

Ramez Kirollos, consultant neurosurgeon at the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore, will be holding a webinar on AVM surgical planning on Sunday 21st October at 13:00 GMT. This is an unmissable talk for any neurosurgeon with an interest in vascular surgery.


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