AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 2, 2019

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50 Years Later: Current Management of Tarlov Cyst

50 Years Later: Current Management of Tarlov Cyst

Fadi Sweiss, MD; Michael Rosner, MD, FAANS | Features

Isadore Max Tarlov, MD, first described sacral cysts within the perineurial space occurring on the posterior roots or ganglia more than 80 years ago (1938).1 Although the clinical significance of these cysts was yet to …

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Traversing the Paradox of Residency Training

Traversing the Paradox of Residency Training

Matthew A. Hunt, MD, FAANS | Features

Paradox: one (such as a person, situation or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases. Residency training programs are filled with paradoxes that often drive concerns and conflict between trainees and faculty or obscure the …

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Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Jennifer Z. Mao, MBA | AANS Student

Imagine a patient is scheduled for surgery, but the insurance company denied the claim. They require a physician-to-physician peer review to discuss appropriateness of the proposed surgery, even with all of the requested items submitted. …

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“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS | Inside Neurosurgeon | President's Perspective

AANS leadership recently learned that the Oxygen Network is airing a promotional clip on its website for an upcoming television series called “License to Kill.” The initial episode of the show focuses, in part, on …

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