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AbstractTHERE IS OVERWHELMING consensus that Harvey Cushing represents the neurosurgeon of the century, at least for the first half of the 20th century. This article explores a variety of factors that led to his preeminent position in the specialty of neurological surgery.
AbstractOBJECTIVE:This study was undertaken to assess the utility of digital camera-derived intraoperative images in the planning of neurosurgery for children with epilepsyMETHODS:A hand-held digital camera was used to capture the exposed surgical field at the time of craniotomy for 11 children...
AbstractOBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE:We describe two patients with symptomatic septum pellucidum cysts managed by endoscopic fenestration. In each case, tissue from the cyst wall was studied to define the origin of the cyst wall and fluid.CLINICAL PRESENTATION:The patients, a 6-year-old boy and a...
AbstractOBJECTIVE:Although direct clipping remains the treatment of choice for intracranial aneurysms, not all aneurysms can be clipped. This report reviews the results of bipolar coagulation followed by parent vessel reinforcement for the treatment of intracranial microaneurysms (maximal...
AbstractTHIS ARTICLE IS written at the request of the editor. It contains my autobiographical sketch, professional memories, lessons, axioms, and reflections on the present problems in neurodiagnosis and neurotherapy.The combination of microsurgical techniques, the bipolar coagulation technique,...
AbstractOBJECTIVE:Preliminary studies have demonstrated that the Ras family and related guanosine triphosphate-dependent proteins are overactivated in malignant gliomas and that inhibition of the activation of such proteins, by blockade of their post-translational processing, reduces tumor cell...
AbstractBRAIN DEATH IS an anatomically and physiologically complex process. The societal and psychological implications of brain death and organ donation are equally complex, and they have profound ramifications. Because the vast majority of organ donors die as a consequence of catastrophic...
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