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Title: Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

Date: Sunday 2nd June, London 3 PM

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The Rhoton Collection is a free archive which offers anatomical lectures in 2D and 3D format created by Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. The aim is to aid learning in the field of neuroanatomy, an indispensable component in the education of neurosurgeons. In this lecture, Dr. Rhoton describes the anatomy of the cavernous sinus and middle fossa in a detailed but accessible manner. The video represents an unmissable talk for any neurosurgeon interested in skull base surgery.


Monday, 13 May 2019 06:24

8th Neuroendoscopy Week 2019

Date: September 15-21, 2019

Location: Department of Neurosurgery Saarland University, Homburg-Saar / Germany.

Everything is ready for the “8th Neuroendoscopy Week” at the Department of Neurosurgery Saarland University, Homburg-Saar, Germany. The course, run under the auspices of WFNS, IFNE, ISMISS and WSCS, will consist of 3 different modules: endoscopic skull base surgery, cranial and spinal neuroendoscopy. An international faculty will outline endoscopic techniques followed by hands-on dissection of human and animal models. Part of the course will also dedicated to live surgeries and lectures delivered by experts in the field of neurosurgery and otolaryngology.

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Ganglioglioma is a rare and slowly growing low-grade glioma, usually occuring in the cerebral hemispheres with a predilection for the temporal lobe. Patients frequently present with seizures which are resistant to pharmacological treatment. For this reason surgical resection or gamma knife irradiation are the best choices in the management of this pathology. This article describes the case of a 26-year-old woman with a frontal ganglioglioma, who presented with epilepsy and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea caused by skull base erosion.

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Title: International Summer School - Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery: From Sinuses To Skull Base

Date: June 24th-28th, 2019

Location: Gross Anatomy Laboratory, University of Brescia and Spedali Civili Brescia- Italy

It is a pleasure to present to you the 5th edition of “International Summer School - Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery”. The course will consist of 3 days of hands-on dissection on injected, fresh-frozen specimens under the guidance of international experts. The last 2 days will be dedicated to live surgeries in which all the techniques will be put into practice and described step by step.  Across the course, lectures and debates about anatomy, surgery and pathology of skull base lesions will be lead by guest speakers. The aim of the course is not only to offer a multidisciplinary perspective on endoscopic surgery, but also to emphasize the necessity of a collaborative approach. There are a few remaining observer places. We look forward to welcoming you in Brescia!

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TitleESTES Congress 2019

Date: May 5-7, 2019

Location: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Everything is ready for the 20th European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery 2019! Prague will be hosting thousands of participants to discuss relevant topics regarding emergency surgery and the management of trauma, sharing the latest innovations which could transform the way care is provided. Online registration is available until May 1st!

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:42

EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019

Title: EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019 

Date: 02-03 May 2019

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The “EUROSPINE Spring Meeting 2019” is two-day event organised by the German Spine Society (DWG), AOSpine and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). The aim of the meeting is to share the best knowledges and the latest advances in the field of spine care. International experts from all over the world will lead lectures and debates on complex spinal surgery.

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Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus (DVHCP) associated with genetic abnormalities could be rare cause of communicating hydrocephalus. The article describes the case report of a 14-month-old girl diagnosed with partial trisomy 9p and hydrocephalus with DVHCP. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS), adjuvant bilateral endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation (CPC) and embolization of anterior choroidal artery were performed to control the symptoms connected to CSF overproduction. The authors go on to review the literature regarding DVHCP.

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L. Mastronardi, T. Fukushima, A. Campione


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The term “vestibular schwannoma” or “neuroma” refers to a histologically benign slow-growing tumor which involves the vestibular branch of the eighth cranial nerve. In recent years, the introduction of new technologies has improved the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of this pathology. This book offers a detailed view of all progress made recently in this field, from innovations in performing the surgical resection to the discussion of results from ongoing projects. It is fundamental reading for neurosurgery clinicians who want to minimize surgical morbidity and improve patient outcomes thanks to the technological advances in neurosurgery.

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The resection of primary spinal tumors necessitates a multidisciplinary approach. Not only neurosurgeons but also other clinicals such as medical and radiology specialists have to collaborate to obtain the best prognosis for their patients. Biomedical engineers are playing an increasingly important role thanks to the creation of patient-specific 3D-printed models which help surgeons to understand the features of lesions and their anatomical relationship with adjacent structures. In this article the authors underline the role of 3D-printed patient models and neoadjuvant therapies on two complex clinical cases for which this multidisciplinary management was employed.

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