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Radiosurgery for symptomatic cavernous malformations: A multi-institutional retrospective study in Japan

Yoshihisa Kida, Toshinori Hasegawa, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Takashi Shuto, Manabu Satoh, Takeshi Kondoh, Motohiro Hayashi

Date of publication: 14-May-2015

Background:A group study for symptomatic cavernous malformation (CM) treated with gamma knife (GK) surgery was performed.

Lateral orbitotomy approach for removing hyperostosing en plaque sphenoid wing meningiomas. Description of surgical strategy and analysis of findings in a series of 88 patients with long-term follow up

Abbas Amirjamshidi, Kazem Abbasioun, Rouzbeh Shams Amiri, Ali Ardalan, Seyyed Mahmood Ramak Hashemi

Date of publication: 14-May-2015

Background:Sphenoid wing meningiomas extending to the orbit (ePMSW) are currently removed through several transcranial approaches. Presenting the largest surgical cohort of hyperostosing ePMSW with the longest follow up period, we will provide data supporting minilateral orbitotomy with excellent exposure for wide resection of all compartments of the tumor.

The Dumbest Mistake I Ever Made

O. Howard Reichman

Date of publication: 14-May-2015


Life as a Neurological Surgeon is a foreboding responsibility and a gratifying opportunity. Having the confidence and trust of individuals faced with a life or death situation requires extensive training and experience. Curiosity provides the motivation to continuously seek better understanding of complex disease problems, better technology, improved diagnostic capability, and surgical skills. Solution of these challenges has been a constant process for several decades and continues to pose opportunities for progress. Early observation of results provides important information, but in many circumstances it may require long-term evaluation to fully document the benefit, or lack of benefit, for any treatment procedure. The focus of attention by the Neurological Surgeon must be on the proper immediate management of each given situation, but it is also important, and a responsibility to consider the long-term consequences or results. This presents a difficult challenge because patients move into distant places and Neurological Surgeons frequently move to accept new opportunities. It is expensive and cumbersome to retain records for many years. It is also unpredictable which patient's information will become particularly significant. It is an opportunity to describe experience with four patients to illustrate this dilemma.

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