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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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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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Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:17

European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery

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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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We are pleased to announce that Professor Ahmed Ammar will be delivering a webinar as part of the Young Neurosurgeon’s Webinar series hosted by the WFNS. Prof Ammar is a neurosurgeon based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and works as the Secretary of the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention. His talk is entitled ‘Ethics in Neurosurgery’, and will be hosted on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 15:00 GMT. Follow one of the links below to tune in!

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:42

EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019

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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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Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:08

The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium

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Title: The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium

Date: April 11-12, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA

The “Evandro de Oliveira Symposium” is two-day event endorsed by the American Association of Neurosurgical Societies (AANS). This international event is dedicated to celebrate the professional career of Evandro de Oliveira, MD, PhD, IFAANS. Across this symposium, international experts  will lead lectures, debates and activity about neuroanatomy, surgery of cerebrovascular lesions, complex brain tumors and epilepsy

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