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Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:49

NeuroSurgeryBasic

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Neurosurgery is one of the most specialised fields in medicine. Different pathologies are described from pathophysiology to diagnosis and treatment here on this site. This website is an indispensable companion for medical students, residents or nurses who want to go over the basics of neurosurgery.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:17

Parasagittal and Parafalcine Meningiomas

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There is today nothing in the whole realm of surgery more gratifying than the successful removal of a meningioma with subsequent perfect functional recovery

                                                                                              Harvey Cushing

 

This is a video from The Neurosurgical Atlas of Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D. It presents key steps in the management of meningiomas, which are frequently seen in neurosurgical centres all over the world. The discussion is held by Dr. Gadol and Dr. McDermott, who has a specialist interest in the resection of complex brain tumours.

 

 

Gliomatosis cerebri is a term principally used to describe a growth pattern of diffuse gliomas occupying three or more lobes. Studying this condition is complicated by its low prevalence and histological variation. The aim of this study was to elucidate the influence of clinical practice patterns on the survival of patients with gliomatosis cerebri.

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Winning several prizes, including first place from the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards for Surgical Specialties and winner of the 2017 PROSE Awards for Textbook/Clinical Medicine, Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade is a great addition to the neurosurgical literature.
Paediatric Neurosurgery is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges.
This state-of-the-art volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that reveals invaluable tricks of the trade.With its complete coverage of the field today and focus on enhancing performance in the operating room, this book will unquestionably be an outstanding resource for practitioners and trainees in pediatric neurosurgery.

Author:
Alan R. Cohen

Editor:
Thieme

Publication date:
November 2015

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 October 8 – 12, 2017, Denver, USA

The 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN 2017) offers an engaging scientific program with contributions from world renowned scientists specialized in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. ISPN 2017 will be the place for improving world-wide cooperative study that will open a new era for breakthroughs in pediatric neurosurgery. This is an opportunity to join experts from around the world in Denver to discuss all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery under one roof, offering courses, lectures and plenty of networking opportunities. 

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Traditionally, spinal cord tethering is managed by releasing the base of the cord allowing it to relax and extend rostrally. This is suboptimal as it may lead to new deficits, and retethering from scar formation and contracture. The alternative method exists to relieve tension on the cord by shortening the spinal column. In this paper the authors conclude that this method is an efficacious alternative to the traditional surgery. However, with a exposed sample size of only 7 patients, it is reasonable to seek more evidence for this technique.

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Tumours of the brain are the second most common cancer in the paediatric population (the first being leukaemia), and comprise approximately 40-50% of all childhood solid tumours. This video presents an overview of most common brain tumors in children.

Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:16

BrainAndSpineSchool

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Brain & Spine School is an innovative project created and edited by physicians. The aim of the project is to create a platform where students, residents, fellows, doctors and nurses have the opportunity to look in more detail at neuroscience topics.

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VP shunt placement continues to be a commonly-performed procedure fraught with complications. This paper examines the trends in complications experienced in almost 4,000 shunt operations to identify common risk factors. In doing so, the authors propose that those particularly at risk can be identified, and special prophylactic measures can be taken to mitigate the risk of postoperative adverse events.

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Author: Samer S. Hoz, MD
Editor: Springer
Publication date: 13 apr 2017

The seven chapters of this book cover the major vascular pathologies of Central Nervous System. The book includes multiple-choice questions examining all aspects of the pathology: definition, related anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical features, radiology, surgical decisions and nuances of operative technique. Overall, it is a useful book to study, giving the reader a comprehensive overview of vascular pathologies in the CNS.

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