The October 2017 issue of 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.

October 2017 Table of Contents



Cervical Spine Deformity—Part 2: Management Algorithm and Anterior Techniques

Lee A. Tan, MD K. Daniel Riew, MD Vincent C. Traynelis, MD


The Surgical Management of Symptomatic Benign Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors of the Neck and Extremities: An Experience of 442 Cases

Ketan I. Desai, MCh


Changing Paradigms in the Endovascular Management of Ruptured Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms

Karam Moon, MD Min S. Park, MD Felipe C. Albuquerque, MD Michael R. Levitt, MDCelene B. Mulholland, MD Cameron G. McDougall, MD

Evaluation of the High-Frequency Monopolar Stimulation Technique for Mapping and Monitoring the Corticospinal Tract in Patients With Supratentorial Gliomas. A Proposal for Intraoperative Management Based on Neurophysiological Data Analysis in a Series of 92 Patients

Gerard Plans, MD Isabel Fernández-Conejero, MD Xavier Rifà-Ros, MDAlejandro Fernández-Coello, MD Aleix Rosselló, MD Andreu Gabarrós, MD, PhD


Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms With the SILK Embolization Device in a Multicenter Study. A Retrospective Data Analysis

José Manuel Pumar, PhD Alexandra Banguero, PhD Hugo Cuellar, MDLeopoldo Guimaraens, MD Javier Masso, MD Salvador Miralbes, MD Miguel Blanco-Ulla, MDFernando Vazquez-Herrero, MD Miguel Souto, PhD Miguel Gelabert-Gonzalez, PhD

Epilepsy Surgeries Requiring an Operculoinsular Cortectomy: Operative Technique and Results

Alain Bouthillier, MD, MSc, FRCSC Dang Khoa Nguyen, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Healthcare Resource Utilization and Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Elective Surgery for Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Tumors

Silky Chotai, MD Scott L. Zuckerman, MD Scott L. Parker, MD Joseph B. Wick, BSDavid P. Stonko, BS Andrew T. Hale, BS Matthew J. McGirt, MD Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MSClinton J. Devin, MD

Impact of Timing of Intervention Among 397 Consecutively Treated Brainstem Cavernous Malformations

Hasan A. Zaidi, MD Michael A. Mooney, MD Michael R. Levitt, MD Alexander B. Dru, MDAdib A. Abla, MD Robert F. Spetzler, MD

A Prospective Study of Interbody Fat Graft Application With the Anterior Contralateral Cervical Microdiscectomy to Preserve Segmental Mobility

Yunus Aydın, MD Halit Çavuşoğlu, MD İsmail Yüce, MD Ahmet Özdilmaç, MDOkan Kahyaoğlu, MD

Predictors of Discharge to a Nonhome Facility in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Decompression Without Fusion for Degenerative Spine Disease

Meghan E. Murphy, MD Patrick R. Maloney, MD, Brandon A. McCutcheon, MD, MPPLorenzo Rinaldo, MD, PhD Daniel Shepherd, MD Panagiotis Kerezoudis, MD, Hannah Gilder, BS, Daniel S. Ubl, BA, MPH, Cynthia S. Crowson, MS, Brett A. Freedman, MD, Elizabeth B. Habermann, PhD, Mohamad Bydon, MD

Health-Related Quality of Life Dynamics 2 Years Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Prospective Cohort Study Using EQ-5D

Ann-Christin von Vogelsang, CNOR, PhD Eric Peter Thelin, MD, PhD Ramil Hakim, MD, MBAMikael Svensson, MD, PhD

Preoperative Stratification of Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery Patients Based on Surgical Urgency

Hasan A. Zaidi, MD Amy J. Wang, BA David J. Cote, BS Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhDDaniel Prevedello, MD Domenico Solari, MD Paolo Cappabianca, MD Monica Quiroga, MD, Edward R. Laws, Jr, MD

A Multicenter Cohort Comparison Study of the Safety, Efficacy, and Cost of Ticagrelor Compared to Clopidogrel in Aneurysm Flow Diverter Procedures

Justin M. Moore, MD, PhD, FRACS Nimer Adeeb, MD Hussain Shallwani, MDRaghav Gupta, BS Apar S. Patel, MD, MPH Christoph J. Griessenauer, MDRoy Youn, PharmD, RPh Adnan Siddiqui, MD Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD Ajith J. Thomas, MD

Graft Occlusion and Graft Size Changes in Complex Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Treated by Extracranial to Intracranial Bypass Using High-Flow Grafts with Therapeutic Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion

Hidetoshi Matsukawa, MD, PhD Rokuya Tanikawa, MD Hiroyasu Kamiyama, MDToshiyuki Tsuboi, MD, PhD Kosumo Noda, MD Nakao Ota, MD Shiro Miyata, MD, PhD, Rihei Takeda, MD Sadahisa Tokuda, MD

Comparing Outcomes and Cost of 3 Surgical Treatments for Sagittal Synostosis: A Retrospective Study Including Procedure-Related Cost Analysis

Sarah T. Garber, MD Michael Karsy, MD, PhD John R.W. Kestle, MD, MS Faizi Siddiqi, MDStephen P. Spanos, MD Jay Riva-Cambrin, MD, MSc


Stereoelectroencephalography Using Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Avascular Trajectory Planning: Technical Report

Krasimir Minkin, MD, Kaloyan Gabrovski, MD, Marin Penkov, MD, Yuri Todorov, MD, Rositsa Tanova, MD, Yoana Milenova, MD Kiril Romansky, MD, PhD, Petia Dimova, MD


Occipital Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Neuronal Firing Response to Mechanical Stimuli in the Ventral Posteromedial Thalamus of a Rodent Model of Chronic Migraine

Ian Walling, BS Heather Smith, BA Lucy E. Gee, PhD Brian Kaszuba, BS Arun Chockalingam, BSAndrei Barborica, PhD Cristian Donos, PhD Damian S. Shin, PhD Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD


Book Review: Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery, 2nd Edition

Antonio A.F. De Salles, MD, PhD

Book Review: Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Third Edition

Allan D. Levi, MD, PhD

Book Review: Neuroendoscopic Surgery

Chandramouli Balasubramanian, MS, MRCS

Book Review: Pediatric Neuroradiology: Clinical Practice Essentials

Judith Ann Gadde, DO, MBA

Book Review: Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine

Lubdha M. Shah, MD


Letter: Intraoperative Near-Infrared Optical Imaging Can Localize Gadolinium-Enhancing Gliomas During Surgery

Marc Zanello, MD, MSc Alexandre Roux, BS Johan Pallud, MD, PhD

Letter: Neurosurgical Education in a Changing Healthcare and Regulatory Environment: A Consensus Statement From 6 Programs

Megan M. Jack, MD, PhD Phillip Hylton, MD Jules M. Nazzaro, MD Paul J. Camarata, MD, FACS

In Reply: Neurosurgical Education in a Changing Healthcare and Regulatory Environment: A Consensus Statement From 6 Programs

Dong H. Kim, MD Ralph G. Dacey, MD Gregory J. Zipfel, MD Mitchel S. Berger, MDMichael McDermott, MD Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD Scott A. Shapiro, MD Robert A. Solomon, MDRobert Harbaugh, MD Arthur L. Day, MD

Letter: Washing and Irrigation: Faithful Allies of the Neurosurgeon for Endoscopy Hemostasis

Aymeric Amelot, MD, PhD

Letter: Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Fourth Edition

Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD Ashley Reynolds, NP Julie Williamson, BS Karl Winters, MD

Letter: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cystic Vestibular Schwannomas

Eduardo de Arnaldo Silva Vellutini, MD, PhD Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, MD, MSci

In Reply: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cystic Vestibular Schwannomas

on behalf of my coauthors

Letter: Air Travel After Brain Surgery—Does It Really Matter When to Fly?

Chandramouli Balasubramanian, MS, MRCSChandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, FRCSI, FRCSEd (Neuro. Surg)

Letter: Results of the ANSWER Trial Using the PulseRider for the Treatment of Broad-Necked, Bifurcation Aneurysms

David Dornbos, III, MD Ciarán J Powers, MD, PhD


The Use of Vancomycin Powder for Surgical Prophylaxis Following Craniotomy

Neurosurgical Emergency Transfers: An Analysis of Deterioration and Mortality