March 2014 Issue of Operative Neurosurgery is Now Online

The March 2014 issue of Operative Neurosurgery is now online and full-text access is available for print subscribers. Non-subscribers may access all article abstracts and the full-text of selected articles.

March 2014 Operative Neurosurgery Table of Contents:


Less Invasive Pedicled Omental-Cranial Transposition in Pediatric Patients With Moyamoya Disease and Failed Prior Revascularization
Navarro, Ramon; Chao, Kevin; Gooderham, Peter A.; Bruzoni, Matias; Dutta, Sanjeev; Steinberg, Gary K.

Extended Subtemporal Transtentorial Approach to the Anterior Incisural Space and Upper Clival Region: Experience With Posterior Circulation Aneurysms
McLaughlin, Nancy; Martin, Neil A.

A Review of Percutaneous Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Cheng, Jason S.; Lim, Daniel A.; Chang, Edward F.; Barbaro, Nicholas M.


Flexible Omnidirectional Carbon Dioxide Laser as an Effective Tool for Resection of Brainstem, Supratentorial, and Intramedullary Cavernous Malformations
Choudhri, Omar; Karamchandani, Jason; Gooderham, Peter; Steinberg, Gary K.

Development and Initial Clinical Testing of “OPECT”: An Innovative Device for Fully Intangible Control of the Intraoperative Image-Displaying Monitor by the Surgeon
Yoshimitsu, Kitaro; Muragaki, Yoshihiro; Maruyama, Takashi; Yamato, Masayuki; Iseki, Hiroshi


Test-retest Reliability of Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Motor Cortex
Forster, Marie-Thérèse; Limbart, Moritz; Seifert, Volker; Senft, Christian


Validating the Use of Smartphone-Based Accelerometers for Performance Assessment in a Simulated Neurosurgical Task
Jensen Ang, Wei Jie; Hopkins, Michael Edward; Partridge, Roland; Hennessey, Iain; Brennan, Paul Martin; Fouyas, Ioannis; Hughes, Mark Antony

Changing Treatment Strategy From Clipping to Radial Artery Graft Bypass and Parent Artery Sacrifice in Patients With Ruptured Blister-Like Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms
Kazumata, Ken; Nakayama, Naoki; Nakamura, Toshitaka; Kamiyama, Hiroyasu; Terasaka, Shunsuke; Houkin, Kiyohiro

5-Aminolevulinic Acid-Induced Protoporphyrin IX Fluorescence in Meningioma: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements In Vivo
Valdes, Pablo A.; Bekelis, Kimon; Harris, Brent T.; Wilson, Brian C.; Leblond, Frederic; Kim, Anthony; Simmons, Nathan E.; Erkmen, Kadir; Paulsen, Keith D.; Roberts, David W.

Robotics in Keyhole Transcranial Endoscope-Assisted Microsurgery: A Critical Review of Existing Systems and Proposed Specifications for New Robotic Platforms
Marcus, Hani J.; Seneci, Carlo A.; Payne, Christopher J.; Nandi, Dipankar; Darzi, Ara; Yang, Guang-Zhong

Benefit of a Sharp Computed Tomography Angiography Reconstruction Kernel for Improved Characterization of Intracranial Aneurysms
O’Meara, Brian; Rahal, Jason P.; Lauric, Alexandra; Malek, Adel M.


Mobilization of the Transcavernous Oculomotor Nerve During Basilar Aneurysm Surgery: Biomechanical Bases for Better Outcome
Basma, Jaafar; Ryttlefors, Mats; Latini, Francesco; Pravdenkova, Svetlana; Krisht, Ali

A 3-Dimensional Transnasal Endoscopic Journey Through the Paranasal Sinuses and Adjacent Skull Base: A Practical and Surgery-Oriented Perspective
Bolzoni Villaret, Andrea; Battaglia, Paolo; Tschabitscher, Manfred; Mattavelli, Davide; Turri-Zanoni, Mario; Castelnuovo, Paolo; Nicolai, Piero

Surgical Anatomy of Endoscope-Assisted Approaches to Common Aneurysm Sites
Peris-Celda, Maria; Da Roz, Leila; Monroy-Sosa, Alejandro; Morishita, Takashi; Rhoton, Albert L. Jr

Middle Cerebral Artery Bifurcation Aneurysms: An Anatomic Classification Scheme for Planning Optimal Surgical Strategies
Washington, Chad W.; Ju, Tao; Zipfel, Gregory J.; Dacey, Ralph G. Jr


Microsurgical Technique for Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery-Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery In Situ Bypass: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Rodríguez-Hernández, Ana; Lawton, Michael T.

End-to-End Reanastomosis Technique for Fusiform Aneurysms: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Rodríguez-Hernández, Ana; Lawton, Michael T.

Complex Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Couldwell, William. T.

Microsurgical Resection of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Xie, Tianhao; Qian, Jun; Zhang, Lei; Luo, Chun


Progressive Deconstruction: A Novel Aneurysm Treatment Using the Pipeline Embolization Device for Competitive Flow Diversion: Case Report
Wajnberg, Eduardo; Silva, Thiago S.; Johnson, Andrew K.; Lopes, Demetrius K.

Use of Buddy Wire to Facilitate Y-Configured Stent Placement in Middle Cerebral Artery Bifurcation Aneurysms With Daughter Branches Arising From the Sac: A Technical Note
Islak, Civan; Kizilkilic, Osman; Kocak, Burak; Saglam, Muzaffer; Yildiz, Bulent; Kocer, Naci

Treatment of Giant and Large Fusiform Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms With Excision and Interposition Radial Artery Graft in a 4-Year-Old Child: Case Report
Mrak, Goran; Paladino, Josip; Stambolija, Vasilije; Nemir, Jakob; Sekhar, Laligam N.

Percutaneous Transfacial Direct Embolization of an Intraosseous Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Nerva, John D.; Hallam, Danial K.; Ghodke, Basavaraj V.

Neck Tumor Dissection Improved With 3-Dimensional Ultrasound Image Guidance: Technical Case Report
Snyder, Laura A.; McDougall, Cameron G.; Spetzler, Robert F.; Zabramski, Joseph M.