AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 2, 2019

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Psychosurgery: History’s Trash Heap or Tomorrow’s Promise

Psychosurgery: History’s Trash Heap or Tomorrow’s Promise

Randy D'Amico, MD; Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS

The quest to alter the mind through manipulation of brain anatomy has historically occurred at the intersection of neurosurgery, psychiatry and neuroscience. As a result, the pursuit of a surgical treatment for psychiatric illness has …

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Neuronavigation – An Evolution in Fits and Starts

Neuronavigation – An Evolution in Fits and Starts

Daniel Orringer, MD, FAANS

In every profession, there is one skill that is essential for success. For the cranial surgeon, it is a command of cranial localization and understanding craniometric relationships to internal neuroanatomical structures. Albert Rhoton, MD, FAANS(L), …

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To Err Is Humane

To Err Is Humane

Christopher S. Graffeo, MD; Avital Perry, MD

The core goals of neurosurgery residency have remained essentially unchanged for generations — the endowment of trainees with technical expertise, clinical experience, advanced knowledge and academic wherewithal. Yet, the means to achieving those ends have …

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Hit the Reset Button: Deep Brain Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Hit the Reset Button: Deep Brain Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Michael D. Staudt, MD; Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS

The efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of movement disorders is well established, with emerging indications for a variety of novel pathologies, such as epilepsy, dementia and neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the earliest …

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Abandoned Practices in the Medical Management of TBI

Abandoned Practices in the Medical Management of TBI

Tyler Ball, MD; Meena Thatikunta, MD; Nicolas Khattar, MD; Emily Payne Sieg, MD

Traumatic brain injury remains the leading cause of death and disability in people under the age of 35, while neuroprotection remains, to this day, the holy grail for neuroscientists. Researchers look for any promise in …

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Calendar/Courses

NeuroSafe 2019 Symposium
Aug. 8-9, 2019; Minneapolis

SNSA Congress 2019
Aug. 8-11, 2019; Cape Town, South Africa

2019 Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges
Aug. 22-24, 2019; Rosemont, Ill.