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Simona Serioli

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:42

EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019

Title: EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019 

Date: 02-03 May 2019

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The “EUROSPINE Spring Meeting 2019” is two-day event organised by the German Spine Society (DWG), AOSpine and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). The aim of the meeting is to share the best knowledges and the latest advances in the field of spine care. International experts from all over the world will lead lectures and debates on complex spinal surgery.

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Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus (DVHCP) associated with genetic abnormalities could be rare cause of communicating hydrocephalus. The article describes the case report of a 14-month-old girl diagnosed with partial trisomy 9p and hydrocephalus with DVHCP. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS), adjuvant bilateral endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation (CPC) and embolization of anterior choroidal artery were performed to control the symptoms connected to CSF overproduction. The authors go on to review the literature regarding DVHCP.

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L. Mastronardi, T. Fukushima, A. Campione


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The term “vestibular schwannoma” or “neuroma” refers to a histologically benign slow-growing tumor which involves the vestibular branch of the eighth cranial nerve. In recent years, the introduction of new technologies has improved the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of this pathology. This book offers a detailed view of all progress made recently in this field, from innovations in performing the surgical resection to the discussion of results from ongoing projects. It is fundamental reading for neurosurgery clinicians who want to minimize surgical morbidity and improve patient outcomes thanks to the technological advances in neurosurgery.

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The resection of primary spinal tumors necessitates a multidisciplinary approach. Not only neurosurgeons but also other clinicals such as medical and radiology specialists have to collaborate to obtain the best prognosis for their patients. Biomedical engineers are playing an increasingly important role thanks to the creation of patient-specific 3D-printed models which help surgeons to understand the features of lesions and their anatomical relationship with adjacent structures. In this article the authors underline the role of 3D-printed patient models and neoadjuvant therapies on two complex clinical cases for which this multidisciplinary management was employed.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:08

The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium


Title: The Evandro de Oliveira Symposium

Date: April 11-12, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA

The “Evandro de Oliveira Symposium” is two-day event endorsed by the American Association of Neurosurgical Societies (AANS). This international event is dedicated to celebrate the professional career of Evandro de Oliveira, MD, PhD, IFAANS. Across this symposium, international experts  will lead lectures, debates and activity about neuroanatomy, surgery of cerebrovascular lesions, complex brain tumors and epilepsy

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The eighth Brainbook episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog”, provided by Mr Alamri, is focused on patient outcomes in neurosurgery.  Nowadays it is common to affirm that all the neurosurgical patients are always going to have severe prognosis and the neurosurgeon is the professional figure responsable to give bad news. Is it really true? The aim of this episode is to discuss the misconceptions about neurosurgery, trying to dispel the myth that results are always inevitably unfavorable.


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