NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand

In order to make our website more comfortable and intuitive, we use cookies: they are small files of information needed to understand how users navigate in our website and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and more efficient in the future. Cookies do not store any personal information, and will not be stored any identifiable data. If you want to disable the use of cookies you have to customize the settings of your internet browser by removing all existing cookies and disabling their storage. To proceed without modifying the application of the cookies just continue the surfing.

Please visit for more information about cookies and how they affect your browsing experience.

Types of cookies used:

Technical cookie 
These cookies are essential for the website navigation; without some of these, technical issues could not work.

Performance cookie
These cookies collect informations about how visitors use the website: for example, which pages are most popular, and which pages have reported warnings or error messages. These cookies do not collect any personal information about the visitor, and they are used only to improve the website operation. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Functionality Cookie
Cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user (for example, to remember the language choice) and provide custom functionality. These cookies can also be used to remember changes to the text size and other features of web pages that you can customize. They can also be used to provide services such as watching a video or sharing on social networks. The information gathered from these types of cookies can be anonymous and can't track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and stored in Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you allow Google to process the data about you in the manner and purposes set out above.

This website uses plugins from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (subsequently called "Facebook"). When opening a website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will transfer the content of the plugin directly to your browser, the latter of which will embed it in the website. This website hence does not have any influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through this plugin and informs you according to its best knowledge. Through embedding the plugins Facebook receives the information that you have opened the respective website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link this information to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like-button or commenting, your browser will submit this information directly to Facebook, which will save it. If you are not a member of Facebook, Facebook nonetheless might identify and save your IP address. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as its distribution and usage of the data by Facebook as well as respective rights and preferences regarding privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data through this website and connect it to your Facebook profile, you have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting this site.

Subscribe the newsletter

Receive news, Theory modules and updates from neurosurgical community!

Dom Mahoney, MS

Dom Mahoney, MS

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 21:10

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study 1 (GNOS‐1)

Trauma remains the leading cause of death among those under the age of 45, with brain injury playing a significant role in determining mortality. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), therefore, exerts a considerable burden on healthcare systems, with remarkable geographical differences in treatments. The WFNS has collaborated with the NHS National Institute for Health Research to comprehensively investigate the surgical management of TBI. This is the first worldwide study of this nature, and the investigators invite you and your unit to participate.

Please see the site below for details of the protocol and how to enrol: GNOS study website

Gail Rosseau, Chairman of Skull Base Surgery at Northshore University and Chair of the WHO-WFNS Liaison Committee, will be speaking in this webinar on Sunday 26th August at 13:00 GMT. Her talk will be entitled 'Global Neurosurgery: Advancing Progress at the World Health Assembly and the World Health Organisation.

Follow the webinar

Zoom Webinar ID: 490-757-760

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:46

Global Neurosurgery Surveys

The WFNS, Harvard Medical School and NIHR are collaborating to investigate ways in which the provision of neurosurgical services can be improved globally. There are two separate 20-minute surveys they would like your input with. Those who complete the surveys have the opportunity to be listed as collaborators in the appendix of the final manuscript.
Click below to fill in the surveys:

Perspectives Survey 

Capacity Assessment Survey 




Sunday, 17 June 2018 19:31

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Webinar

Date: Saturday 28th June 2018, 14:00 GMT

Speaker: Professor Talat Kiris

Topic: Fluorescence Guided Microneurosugery: Neurooncology & Neurovascular

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee will be facilitating a webinar hosted by Professor Talat Kiris. Professor Kiris is a neurosurgeon in Istanbul and will be talking about the role of fluorescence guidance in neurosurgery.

Follow the webinar

Meeting ID: 235-774-987

Date: Monday 28th May 2018, 14:00 GMT

Speaker: Professor Franco Servadei
Topic: Global Neurosurgery

This will be the first webinar in a series held by the WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee. The WFNS president, Professor Franco Servadei, will be speaking on the topic of global neurosurgery. In recent years, global surgery had gained attention as an area for improvement, with an estimated 5 billion people worldwide not having access to safe surgical care. Professor Servadei will be speaking about how neurosurgery may be coordinated on a global scale in order to meet this challenge and others.

Follow the webinar 

Meeting ID: 957-780-803

Saturday, 19 May 2018 07:03

WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Survey

If you are a neurosurgery trainee or have been a consultant/attending for 10 years or less, the WFNS Young Neurosurgeons committee would like to hear from you. In order to best serve the needs of young neurosurgeons worldwide, we must first get to know them! This short survey is the first of many opportunities for the young neurosurgery community to voice their thoughts.

Participate in the Survey now

Thursday, 03 May 2018 18:04

Brainbook collaboration

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Brainbook, an imaginative neurosurgical education platform based in London, UK. The team at Brainbook aim to provide a resource through which neurosurgery is made an accessible topic to the public, and also trainees of various levels can share ideas.

Visit the website

If you are a young neurosurgeon (i.e. in training or within 10 years after the end of residency), WFNS - Young Neurosurgeons Committee likes to hear from you!

This online survey aims to document, for the first time, the demographics and needs of Young Neurosurgeons worldwide but also their views on improving neurosurgical care for all those who need it.

The survey should not take you more than 10 minutes to complete.

Take part in this important initiative!

Participate in the Survey now

The authors of this article state that the average incidence of congenital hydrocephalus approaches 46.5 in 100,000 live births, highlighting the clinical relevance of the condition. In spite of this, investigations into the underlying genetic bases for this condition are lacking. Only 4 genes have previously been identified to play a significant role in the occurrence of congenital hydrocephalus. These are L1CAM and AP1S2 (X-linked) and CCDC88C and MPDZ (autosomal recessive). The aim of the present study was to establish the genetic aetiology of this condition.

Read the article


The complex anatomy of the brainstem, and the presence of important structures in close proximity to one another, mean that operating on lesions in this location provides a particular challenge to neurosurgeons. The anterior mesencephalic (or perioculomotor) entry zone has previously been described in surgery for lesions of the midbrain. The perioculomotor entry zone lies between the PCA and SCA, and in the medial fifth of the cerebral peduncle lateral to the oculomotor nerve. The authors of this article describe an approach through the interpeduncular fossa for tackling more medial lesions in this area.

Read the article

Page 1 of 4