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Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:45


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Professor Michael Lawton is a world-renowned vascular neurosurgeon, who has treated over 4,000 brain aneurysms and more than 700 AVMs.
Since the operating microscope revolutionised neurosurgery over 40 years ago, the microsurgical clipping of aneurysms has been the mainstay of treatment, and is considered the time-tested way to obliterate aneurysms. Selecting the right clip for each aneurysm is essential for successful treatment and good postoperative results.


Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:22

Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain

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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.

Robert A. Solomon, M.D., and E. Sander Connolly, Jr., M.D.
N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1859-1866May 11, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1607407 

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:56

EANS Congress 2017 - Venice

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1-5 October 2017

This year the EANS Conference will take place in Venice (Italy). The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is a fast-developing independent association, both of European neurosurgical societies and of individual neurosurgeons from all over the world. This is one of the most important annual events of neurosurgery in Europe. 

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:37

Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy

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1st - 2nd July 2017

This annual event is held at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, UK. The conference consists of lectures spanning over two days, delivered by eminent speakers from across the world. The weekend of lectures is preceded by a separate cadaveric dissection seminar the previous day at Addenbrooke’s hospital. EANS members and medical students can apply for discounted tickets for this event.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:10

Written by is one of the most comprehensive websites dedicated to neuroanatomy learning. It was created by the University of British Columbia and contains theoretical resources, 3D models, movies, tutorials and much more!


Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:49

Navigating the ventricles

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Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. reviews the anatomy and approaches related to the lateral and third ventricles. In particular, the choroidal fissure and transchoroidal approaches are described in detail. Surgical anatomy of the optic radiations, amygdala, hippocampus, fornix and choroidal arteries is also reviewed.


The conceptual division of intracranial arteries into segments provides a better understanding of their courses and a useful working vocabulary. 

Ana Rodríguez-Hernández, M.D., Albert L. Rhoton Jr., M.D., and Michael T. Lawton, M.D | Aug 2011 / Vol. 115 / No. 2 / Pages 387-397


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