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Dom Mahoney, MS

Dom Mahoney, MS

The 2019 meeting of the British-Irish Meningioma Society will be held in Oxford on 28th-29th June. Talks will be delivered by some of the most experienced meningioma surgeons in the world. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and can be purchased through the link:

Intramedullary spinal cord tumours have an estimated incidence of 1.1 cases in 100,000. Previously, the plane of dissection when surgically excising these lesions has been the key indicator for gauging extent of resection. Other articles have called into question the influence of histopathological characteristics on the definition of tumour boundary. The authors of this article report the results of a retrospective analysis determining the influence of tumour histology on resectability and neurological outcomes in cases of intramedullary spinal cord tumours. The 2016 WHO CNS classification emphasised the importance of genetic findings. This should be borne in mind when approaching results presented in articles in which this is not accounted for.

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This review lends an insight into the use of cerebral microdialysis in patients with traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Developed in the 1970s, the technique involves the placement of a fenestrated microcatheter into the brain parenchyma - conclusions can then be drawn from analysis of the returned dialysate regarding the physiological state of the brain.

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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, 27 March 2019 07:22

Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) develop when abnormal shunts form between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary network. Cerebral AVMs typically present following haemorrhage or seizures. This article outlines the risks associated with AVMs, the various treatment options available and how these relate to the Spetzler-Martin grade.

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GNOS is an international, multicentre, prospective cohort  study investigating outcomes from in patients with traumatic brain injury. A local team of up to 4 researchers can select a 30-day recruitment period between October 2018 and October 2019. Check out the video below and follow the link to the GNOS website to find out more:





Saturday, 02 March 2019 12:24

Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS)

Are you a doctor or student working in a neurosurgical unit?  Are you interested in being a PubMed-curable collaborator in an international research study on traumatic brain injury?  There is still plenty of time to participate in the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS), a multi-centre, international prospective cohort study of outcomes following emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury.  The study period has now been EXTENDED until 31st of October 2019!  75 teams from >40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America have already participated and entered data on >500 patients. Sign up now at!

Webinar Title: Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain

Date: 23rd February 2019

Time: 18:00 GMT

Speaker: Prof Ali Savas

Professor Ali Savas completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Istanbul in 1992, before developing an interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He now works at Ankara University in Turkey. The focus of his webinar will be the surgical management of facial pain syndromes.


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Invasive orbital apex aspergillosis (IOAA) is a rare and pernicious manifestation of aspergillus infection. The authors describe a series of cases in which immunocompetent patients with IOAA developed mycotic aneurysms and subsequently subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 04:59

GNOS – An update

The Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study (GNOS) aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the management of neurotrauma worldwide. Centres can be registered to gather data concerning traumatic brain injury patients seen in any consecutive 30-day period between 1st October 2018 and 1st October 2019. So far, 54 sites have registered for the study across 31 different countries. Of these, 70% have begun data collection and 19% have completed data collection.

For more details about the study and to register your centre, please follow this link:


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