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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:06

Skull base surgery of the Orbit and Cavernous Sinus

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A key consideration to successful complex skull base surgery is the anatomy. Tailoring the approach towards every single lesion defines the flow of the surgery. The ability to operate successfully within cavernous sinus and around the orbit largely depends on an improved understanding of the anatomy and pathology in the parasellar region. Dr. Johnny Delashaw explains in detail every single structure on the way to the lesion and how to deal with it without harming nearby vessels and nerves.


Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:04

Skull Base Congress Website

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Skull Base Congress is a global community of skull base surgeons with a principal objective to facilitate the exchange of educational resources about skull base surgery. After the website registration (basic profile available for free or premium) the user can interact with all the members and have access to different types of materials related to a single clinical case: anatomy spotlight, surgical theatre, quiz and journal club. The aim of Skull Base Congress is to make the learning process fun and effective.


Arachnoid cysts are typically asymptomatic incidental findings, with an estimated prevalence of 2.3%. They are thought to arise from a congenital splitting of the arachnoid mater with CSF subsequently filling this space. Arachnoid cysts are most frequently found in the middle fossa, and may be stratified according to the Galassi classification. In this article, the authors present two cases of women presenting with dysphagia, dysarthria, and tongue weakness and atrophy. MRI confirmed the diagnosis of arachnoid cyst of the hypoglossal canal, and both patients underwent surgical resection. The lesion was approached via the ipsilateral occipital condyle - this is the first report of such an approach being used to access arachnoid cysts of the occipital condyle.



Monday, 23 October 2017 10:01

Neurovascular surgery (2nd Ed.)

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Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, Peter Nakaji





Publication date:

June 2015



This book covers all the aspects related to neurovascular pathologies and their neurosurgical and endovascular treatment. The spectrum of neurovascular pathologies treated includes: ischaemic stroke and vascular insufficiency, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous fistulae and malformations, aneurysms, vascular tumors and more. For each pathology underlying science and clinical applications are described. “Neurovascular Surgery” is a fundamental reading for all general, vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons.


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Nov 27 – Dec 02, 2017

Krakow, Poland


CCN is designed to review neurosurgery in the most dynamic and interactive manner, based on case management led by world experts. The course will offer up to date review of both clinical and basic science in a non didactic style. Started in 2013, this is the fifth CCN Review course with a huge success in the past four years.
This course is mainly designed for established neurosurgeons and senior trainees. Seasoned neurosurgeons and junior trainees will find this course as an excellent refresher and a practical review of neurosurgery.
The course aims to help participants focus on examination-relevant topics, while deepening their understanding of materials through lectures, discussions and critique. It will provide an excellent preparation for challenging oral board exams such as the Royal College (British,Canadian), EANS and the American board exams or oral boards in your respective countries.

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Monday, 23 October 2017 09:47

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: a review

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Spinal dural AV fistulae are a complicated pathology to diagnose and treat. Less invasive imaging modalities are providing improved resolution for the detection of these lesions, however clinical presentations remain diverse.


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Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:00

Neurovascular Exchange WebSite

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Neurovascular Exchange is a robust online platform including news, presentations and videos concerning neurointervention. This resource is aimed at health care providers at various levels of training. Everyone can submit procedural videos or presentations for publication and this is a unique feature of this website. The education section provides access to several courses about neurovascular procedures.



Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:13

Making Sense of AVM Surgery

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Dealing with arteriovenous malformation (AVMs), although these are vascular lesions like aneurysms, is way different and far more difficult than clipping an aneurysm. Having the right strategy is crucial for the successful end. Dr. Michael Lawton reveals tenets and techniques gained during his long experience in vascular neurosurgery. Understanding the organization of each AVM depending on its location in brain is of utmost importance. That is why Dr. Lawton categorized AVMs to seven types and explain approaches to each one of them.

Due to the tortuous path described by the vessel, PICA aneurysms present a particular challenge. In this article the authors describe the clinical features and surgical techniques used in the management of 7 complex PICA aneurysms.





P Reilly, R Bullock


CRC Press, 2005


This book offers a systematic evaluation of traumatic brain injury, trying to tackle the most difficult and challenging management problems facing clinicians in the management of traumatic brain injury. Inside there are several sections devoted to various aspects of traumatic brain injury, as classification of mechanisms of injury, classification of traumatic brain injury, physiological mechanisms involved in neuronal damage, measuring and monitoring the injury, pediatric head injury, missile wounds, outcome prediction, brain death, treatment. Detailed guidelines-based management algorithms are provided in the appendices.