The February Issue of Operative Neurosurgery is Now Online

The February 2017 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.

February 2017 Table of Contents



Minimally Invasive Transpalpebral Endoscopic-Assisted Amygdalohippocampectomy


Optimization of Curvilinear Needle Trajectories for Transforamenal Hippocampotomy

David B. Comber, PhD, E. Bryn Pitt, BS, Hunter B. Gilbert, PhD, Matthew W. Powelson, BS, Emily Matijevich, BS, Joseph S. Neimat, MD, Robert J. Webster, III, PhD, Eric J. Barth, PhD

Assessment of the Accuracy and Errors of Head-Up Display by an Optical Neuronavigation System in Brain Tumor Surgery

Kenichiro Asano, MD, PhD, Kosuke Katayama, MD, Kiyohide Kakuta, MD, Kanae Oyama, MD, PhD, Hiroki Ohkuma, MD, PhD

Diagnostic and Interventional Optical Angioscopy in Ex Vivo Carotid Arteries

Luis E. Savastano, MD, Neeraj Chaudhary, MD, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, MD, Michael Wang, MD, PhD, Thomas Wang, MD, PhD, B. Gregory Thompson, MD


A Simplified Method of Accurate Postprocessing of Diffusion Tensor Imaging for Use in Brain Tumor Resection

Phillip A. Bonney, BS, Andrew K. Conner, MD, Lillian B. Boettcher, BA, Ahmed A. Cheema, MD, Chad A. Glenn, MD, Adam D. Smitherman, MD, Nathan A. Pittman, BS, Michael E. Sughrue, MD

Validity Evidence for the Neuro-Endoscopic Ventriculostomy Assessment Tool (NEVAT)

Gerben E. Breimer, MD, Faizal A. Haji, BHSc, MD, Giuseppe Cinalli, MD, Eelco W. Hoving, MD, PhD, James M. Drake, BSE, MBBCh, MSc, FRCSC

Initial Single-Center Technical Experience With the BrainPath System for Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation

Andrew M. Bauer, MD, MBA, Peter A. Rasmussen, MD, Mark D. Bain, MD, MS

The Posterior Transcallosal Approach to the Pineal Region and Posterior Third Ventricle: Intervenous and Paravenous Variants

Prayash G. Patel, MD, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc, Philippe Mercier, MD, PhD, Frederick A. Boop, MD, Paul Klimo, Jr, MD, MPH

Simulation-based Education for Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: A Comparison Between Virtual and Physical Training Models

Gerben E. Breimer, MD, Faizal A. Haji, BHSc, MD, Vivek Bodani, MD, Melissa S. Cunningham, MSc, Adriana-Lucia Lopez-Rios, MD, Allan Okrainec, MDCM, FACS, FRCSC, James M. Drake, BSE, MB, BCh, MSc, FRCSC

Stereotactic Accuracy and Surgical Utility of the O-Arm in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Jonathan Dennis Carlson, MD, PhD, Kate Elizabeth McLeod, BA, Pamela Sue McLeod, BS, PAC, Jamelynn Brooke Mark, ARNP


Assessment of the Interrater Reliability of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Microanastomosis Assessment Scale

Andrew R. Pines, MA, Mohammed S. Alghoul, MD, Youssef J. Hamade, MD, MS, Mithun G. Sattur, MD, Rami James N. Aoun, MD, MPH, Tariq K. Halasa, MD, Chandan Krishna, MD, Samer G. Zammar, MD, MPH, Najib E. El Tecle, MD, MS, Tarek Y. El Ahmadieh, MD, Salah G. Aoun, MD, Richard W. Byrne, MD, James S. Harrop, MD, Brian T. Ragel, MD, Daniel K. Resnick, MD, Russell R. Lonser, MD, Nathan R. Selden, MD, PhD, Bernard R. Bendok, MD, MSCI


Cavernomas and Arteriovenous Malformations in the Mesial Temporal Region: Microsurgical Anatomy and Approaches

Alvaro Campero, MD, PhD, Pablo Ajler, MD, PhD, Carlos Rica, MD, Albert Rhoton, Jr, MD

Morphometric Analysis of the Middle Clinoid Process Using Maxillofacial Computed Tomography Scans