Darryl Lau

Jacob L. Freeman September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVEThe endoscopic endonasal transmaxillary transpterygoid (TMTP) approach has been the gateway for lateral skull base exposure. Removal of the cartilaginous eustachian tube (ET) and lateral mobilization of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are technically demanding adjunctive steps that are used to access the petroclival region.… Read More...

Paul I. Heidekrueger September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVEAlthough rare, frontoethmoidal meningoencephaloceles continue to pose a challenge to neurosurgeons and plastic reconstructive surgeons. Especially when faced with limited infrastructure and resources, establishing reliable and safe surgical techniques is of paramount importance. The authors present a case series in order to evaluate a previously proposed concise approach for meningoencephalocele repair, with a focus on sustainability of internationally driven surgical efforts.METHODSBetween 2001 and 2016, a total of 246 patients with frontoethmoidal meningoencephaloceles were treated using a 1-stage extracranial approach by a single surgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery of the Yangon General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, initially assisted by European surgeons.… Read More...

Yang Li September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVEThe aim of this study was to investigate how implant density affects radiographic results and clinical outcomes in patients with dystrophic scoliosis secondary to neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1).METHODSA total of 41 patients with dystrophic scoliosis secondary to NF1 who underwent 1-stage posterior correction between June 2011 and December 2013 were included.… Read More...

Kristin J. Weaver September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print. Angiocentric glioma is a rare tumor that was recognized by the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System as a distinct clinicopathological entity in 2007. Since this initial description, the vast majority of cases of angiocentric glioma reported in the literature have involved tumors of the cerebral hemispheres.… Read More...

Amy L. Bowes September 5, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print. OBJECTIVEThe aim of this study was to review the safety of pediatric intraventricular endoscopy across separate age groups and to determine whether intraventricular endoscopy is associated with an increased risk of complications or reduced efficacy in infants younger than 1 year.METHODSIn this retrospective cohort study, 286 pediatric patients younger than 17 years underwent intraventricular endoscopy at Great Ormond Street Hospital between December 2005 and December 2014.… Read More...

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