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Monday, 18 November 2019 04:16

The Rhoton Collection: Navigating the Ventricles

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Watch the video lecture "Navigating the Ventricles" created by the late pioneer of neuroanatomy, Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. In this lecture, Dr. Rhoton starts to describe the cerebrum and its relationship with the vascular system; then provides a detailed description of lateral and third ventricles and surgical approaches related to this area. The video is also available in 3D format.

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The cerebellopontine angle is a complex region of the posterior cranial fossa often involved by masses of different nature, with typical symptoms and signs including unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, nystagmus and facial weakness. In order to understand the complex anatomy of this area, rich in vascular and neural structures, Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr describes the anatomy of the fourth ventricle and cerebellopontine angle in a detailed but accessible manner. The video is also available in 3d format.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 07:43

Discover UpSim

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Discover UpSim, the first hybrid neurosurgical simulator based on physical and augmented reality. Speed up your mental and manual skills. We designed a new way to improve your excellence.

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The Rhoton Collection is a free archive which offers anatomical lectures in 2D and 3D format created by Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. The aim is to aid learning in the field of neuroanatomy, an indispensable component in the education of neurosurgeons. In this lecture, Dr. Rhoton describes the anatomy of the cavernous sinus and middle fossa in a detailed but accessible manner. The video represents an unmissable talk for any neurosurgeon interested in skull base surgery.


Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:53

What can I do with UpSim?

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Before approaching a cadaver in the anatomy lab, you can explore your approach from any point of view. With the Augmented Reality App you select a craniotomy and see it projected directly onto UpSim Neurosurgical Box. In this way you can perform a drilling as many craniotomies you want and then observe intracranial deep neuroanatomy through a microscope. The hyper realistic materials will give you the feeling of operating on a real cadaveric specimen. Then just change the disposable skull and start again by placing the craniotomy in another position. UpSim offers you the possibility to train endlessly. In doing this, you will maximally exploit your next anatomy lab cadaver session and you will definitively understand why to choose a supraorbital rather than a minipterional approach, and so on.

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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.


Tuesday, 18 December 2018 07:35

The evolution of Neurosurgery Learning

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UpSurgeOn is developing innovative technologies to bring neurosurgical education everywhere! Welcome to the new era of surgical training! More at:

Monday, 12 November 2018 08:12

AppSurgeOn - 3D Skull Atlas

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UpSurgeOn is developing innovative technologies to bring neurosurgical education everywhere! Welcome to the new era of surgical training!

Visit the website: or get the App on Apple Store and Google Play

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:44

The Brain Surgeon’s Vlog – Episode 7

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The seventh episode of “The Brain Surgeon’s Vlogs” by Brainbook discusses craniotomies, one of the most common neurosurgical operations which provides direct access to the brain through the removal of a bone flap. In the video, Mr Alamri, supported by gorgeous illustrations from Artibiotics, talks us through how a craniotomy is performed. His account is accessible and perfect for patients and members of the public looking to learn more about the procedure.

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