Your patients and families are excited to hear of their option to be treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS): a high tech alternative to having your skull and brain open! Or is it? Starting out as …Read More
For many decades in neurosurgical history, even the diagnosis of low-grade gliomas (LGGs) was a challenge. Now, technological advances allow them to be readily diagnosed — sometimes in completely asymptomatic patients. This has led to …Read More
Craniectomy has ancient roots in the trepanations of Neolithic Incas as well as classical Egypt and Greece, where it was first used as treatment for traumatic injuries.1,2 The modern era of cranial decompression began with …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Spinal cord injuries unfortunately are all too common, even in the developed world where numerous safety advances are aimed at prevention. Patients who survive the initial injury and other serious injuries that accompany spinal cord …Read More
Aneurysmal SAH affects approximately 30,000 patients a year in the United States, and while accounting for only 5% of strokes, accounts for a disproportionately large amount of the death and disability attributed to stroke. No …Read More
Introduced nearly 100 years ago, cerebral angiography has undergone numerous advances in technique and technology. It remains a bedrock of cerebral diagnostic imaging, and advances in device and catheter technology have only served to cement …Read More
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 …Read More
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), …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The patients have headaches and anxiety, the cranial imaging (and radiologist report) is scary –the referring doctors demand immediate action! The diagnosis can be nothing other than an arachnoid cyst. Every neurosurgeon has gotten the …Read More
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 …Read More
Microsurgical and Radiological Anatomy of Cerebral Sulci, Gyri, and Ventricles: The Rhoton-de Oliveira Course for Surgical Applications
Nov. 13-15, 2019; Jacksonville, Fla.
Complex Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base
Nov. 14-16, 2019; Pittsburgh
2019 New Frontiers in the Diagnosis and Management of Movement Disorders
Nov. 16, 2019; Chicago
9th World Congress of Neuroendoscopy
Nov. 21-24, 2019; Orlando, Fla.
Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2019
Nov. 22-23, 2019; Amelia Island, Fla.