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Simona Serioli

Simona Serioli

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Rendu-Osler-Weber disease, is an autosomal dominant disorder of angiogenesis characterized by recurrent epistaxis, telangiectasias and multiple arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In this article, the authors report the results of their retrospective study on the treatment of brain AVMs in patients with HHT. Carefully selected patients could be treated with low risks.

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Title: 7th Emirates International Neurosurgical Conference
Date: December 12-14, 2019
Location: Dubay
Everything is ready for the 7th Emirates International Neurosurgical Conference! The event, hosted by the Emirates Society of neurological surgeons and EMA, with the collaboration of SINch and WFNS, will focus on “Teamwork in Neurosurgery”. Thousands of participants will attend lectures, debates and case study discussions lead by international speakers.
Online registration is available until November 25th!

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Did you miss the latest webinar on Entrapment Neuropathy? See the link below to view the recording! 

Chiari malformation type I (sometimes referred to as CM I) is a condition involving the posterior fossa of the skull base and the rhombencephalon. It is defined radiologically by the descent of the cerebellar tonsils beyond the foramen magnum by ≥ 5mm and can be associated with syringomyelia, anomalies of the craniovertebral junction and other brain abnormalities. Although there have been tremendous developments in this field, there remain many unanswered questions. The aim of the authors in this article is to outline recommendations and evidence for the best management of CM I on the basis of the literature and past personal experience.

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Title: Entrapment Neuropathy - Surgical Considerations

Date: August 30th 2019

Time: 16.00 GMT

Speaker: Dr. Bassam Addas

Zoom Link:

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The introduction of microscope-based augmented reality in transsphenoidal surgery represents an indispensable adjunct to improve the safety of the surgical procedure. This technology reduces complications that may be encountered due to anatomical variants or invasive tumors. The authors of this article report the results from comparisons between the new and existing methods.

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Title: Advanced Training Course in Neuroendovascular Interventions (Powered By UpSurgeOn). 
 Part I - Diagnostic Angiographic procedures;
 Part II - Interventional procedures.
We are thrilled to present the first Italian Neuroendovascular Interventions advanced training course.
The course runs under the auspices of SNO, SINCH, EANS, ISO, ESO and is supported by UpSurgeOn. It will consist of 2 different modules: diagnostic angiographic and interventional procedures.
Moreover practical sessions with UpSim and other simulators. 
Hurry up! There are only 14 places available! Visit the website for more information
Monday, 05 August 2019 12:27

The Craniotomy Atlas

Authors: Prof. Andreas Raabe, B. Meyer, K. Schaller, P. Vajkoczy, and P. A. Winkler

Editor: Thieme Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2019

Description: The craniotomy represents one of the basic surgical procedures that a junior resident or attending should be able to perform. This book offers detailed step-by-step descriptions accompanied by high quality operative images about all neurosurgical cranial exposures, focused the attention on positioning, head fixation, skin incision, burr holes, protection of the dura mater and landmarks. It is fundamental reading for neurosurgery clinicians who moves the first steps in the fields of neurosurgery and for all those who want to become more self-confidence.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:23


Date: 16-18 October, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland  

Everything is ready for the EUROSPINE 2019! World-renowned experts will lead lectures and debates on the latest scientific developments and clinical findings in spinal care. The aims of EUROSPINE are to share the most up-to-date knowledge and the latest advances in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases.

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Nowadays technology is changing surgery at any level, representing an invaluable support for surgeon. This article outlines the potential improvement in terms of precision generated by iCT combined with augmented reality applied to spine surgery.

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