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The 2019 meeting of the British-Irish Meningioma Society will be held in Oxford on 28th-29th June. Talks will be delivered by some of the most experienced meningioma surgeons in the world. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and can be purchased through the link: https://b-ims.org

Intramedullary spinal cord tumours have an estimated incidence of 1.1 cases in 100,000. Previously, the plane of dissection when surgically excising these lesions has been the key indicator for gauging extent of resection. Other articles have called into question the influence of histopathological characteristics on the definition of tumour boundary. The authors of this article report the results of a retrospective analysis determining the influence of tumour histology on resectability and neurological outcomes in cases of intramedullary spinal cord tumours. The 2016 WHO CNS classification emphasised the importance of genetic findings. This should be borne in mind when approaching results presented in articles in which this is not accounted for.

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Title: Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 07:43

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Discover UpSim, the first hybrid neurosurgical simulator based on physical and augmented reality. Speed up your mental and manual skills. We designed a new way to improve your excellence.

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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.

    

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:53

What can I do with UpSim?

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Before approaching a cadaver in the anatomy lab, you can explore your approach from any point of view. With the Augmented Reality App you select a craniotomy and see it projected directly onto UpSim Neurosurgical Box. In this way you can perform a drilling as many craniotomies you want and then observe intracranial deep neuroanatomy through a microscope. The hyper realistic materials will give you the feeling of operating on a real cadaveric specimen. Then just change the disposable skull and start again by placing the craniotomy in another position. UpSim offers you the possibility to train endlessly. In doing this, you will maximally exploit your next anatomy lab cadaver session and you will definitively understand why to choose a supraorbital rather than a minipterional approach, and so on.

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This review lends an insight into the use of cerebral microdialysis in patients with traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Developed in the 1970s, the technique involves the placement of a fenestrated microcatheter into the brain parenchyma - conclusions can then be drawn from analysis of the returned dialysate regarding the physiological state of the brain.

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Monday, 13 May 2019 06:24

8th Neuroendoscopy Week 2019

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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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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:33

What can I do with UpSim?

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Some days ago we had a teaching session, this is what we did. Before approaching a cadaver in the anatomy lab, you can explore your approach from all the angles you want.
With the Augmented Reality option you see your desired craniotomy directly onto the UpSim simulator. You can perform as many craniotomies you want and deeply observe intracranial anatomy.
The hyper realistic materials will give you the feeling of operating on a real cadaveric specimen. Then just change the disposable skull and start again by placing the craniotomy in another position.
UpSim offers you the possibility to train endlessly.
In doing so, you will maximally exploit your next anatomy lab cadaver session and you will definitively to understand why to choose a supraorbital rather than a minipterional approach, and so on.....

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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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