The May Issue of Neurosurgery is Now Online!

The May 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.

May 2017 Table of Contents


Global Brain Initiatives

R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

Can Electroencephalogram Detect Vasospasm Before We Do?

Aman Gupta, MBBS, Rudy J. Rahme, MD, Matthew E. Welz, MS, Bernard R. Bendok, MD, MSCI

Development of a Clinically Useful Algorithm for Tractography-Based Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Targeting

Taylor E. Purvis, BA, Christine Boone, BS, Christine Boone, BS

Fasudil Slows Development of Cavernous Malformations

Gregory M. Weiner, MD, Andrew F. Ducruet, MD

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Conscious Sedation vs General Anesthesia on Outcomes in Patients Receiving Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke

Robert M. Starke, MD, MSc, Eric C. Peterson, MD, Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, E. Sander Connolly, MD

A Decline in Cognitive Decline: The Brain’s Modifiable Fate

Reid Hoshide, MD, MPH, Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD

Intracortical Microstimulation of Human Somatosensory Cortex Reproduces Touch in Spinal Cord Injury Patient

Jonathan A. Lubin, BM, Joslyn K. Strebe, BS, John S. Kuo, MD, PhD

Advances in Implanted Brain–Computer Interfaces Allow for Independent Communication in a Locked-In Patient

Kevin T. Huang, MD, Ziev B. Moses, MD, John H. Chi, MD, MPH

Intraventricular Thrombolytics in Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Their Role is not so Clear

Justin A. Neira, MD, Guy M. McKhann, II, MD

Use of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells as a Potential Therapeutic for Glioblastoma

Muhammad Babar Khan, MD, Shamik Chakraborty, MD, John Andrew Boockvar, MD

BRCA1-Regulated RRM2 Expression Protects Glioblastoma Cells from Endogenous Replication Stress and Promotes Tumorigenicity

W. Christopher Newman, MD, Wi Jin Kim, BA, Nduka M. Amankulor, MD


Synopsis of Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: Consensus Recommendations Based on Systematic Literature Review by the Angioma Alliance Scientific Advisory Board Clinical Experts Panel

Amy Akers, PhD, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, MA, PhD, FRCP Edin, Issam A. Awad, MD, MSc, Kristen Dahlem, BS, Kelly Flemming, MD, Blaine Hart, MD,Helen Kim, MPH, PhD, Ignacio Jusue-Torres, MD, Douglas Kondziolka, MD, Cornelia Lee, PsyD, Leslie Morrison, MD, Daniele Rigamonti, MD, Tania Rebeiz, MD, Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve, MD, Darrel Waggoner, MD, Kevin Whitehead, MD


Editor’s Choice

Imaging Approaches to Stroke and Neurovascular Disease

Seena Dehkharghani, MD, Jalal Andre, MD


Editor’s Choice

Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Daniel Yavin, MD, Steven Casha, MD, PhD, Samuel Wiebe, MD, MSc, Thomas E Feasby, MD, Callie Clark, MSc, Albert Isaacs, MD, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD, R. John Hurlbert, MD, PhD, Hude Quan, MD, PhD, Andrew Nataraj, MD, Garnette R. Sutherland, MD, Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc


The Health Impact of Adult Cervical Deformity in Patients Presenting for Surgical Treatment: Comparison to United States Population Norms and Chronic Disease States Based on the EuroQuol-5 Dimensions Questionnaire

Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, Breton Line, BSME, Shay Bess, MD, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, Han Jo Kim, MD, Gregory Mundis, MD, Justin K. Scheer, MD, Eric Klineberg, MD, Michael O’Brien, MD, Richard Hostin, MD, Munish Gupta, MD, Alan Daniels, MD, Michael Kelly, MD, Jeffrey L Gum, MD, Frank J. Schwab, MD, Virginie Lafage, PhD, Renaud Lafage, MS, Tamir Ailon, MD, MPH, Peter Passias, MD, Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD, Todd J. Albert, MD, K. Daniel Riew, MD, Robert Hart, MD, Doug Burton, MD, Vedat Deviren, MD, Christopher P. Ames, MD, International Spine Study Group

Flow Diverters for Treatment of 160 Ophthalmic Segment Aneurysms: Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy in a Multicenter Cohort

Christoph J. Griessenauer, MD, Ronie L. Piske, MD, Carlos E. Baccin, MD, Benedito J.A. Pereira, MD, Arra S. Reddy, MD, Ajith J. Thomas, MD, Thiago G. Abud, MD, Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Cystic Craniopharyngiomas: Microsurgical or Stereotactic Treatment?

Walter Rachinger, MD, Florian Oehlschlaegel, MD, Mathias Kunz, MD, Manuel Fuetsch, MD, Christian Schichor, MD, Stephan Thurau, MD, Jochen Schopohl, MD, Klaus Seelos, MD, Jörg-Christian Tonn, MD, Friedrich-Wilhelm Kreth, MD


Does Intrawound Vancomycin Application During Spine Surgery Create Vancomycin-Resistant Organism?

Silky Chotai, MD, Patty W. Wright, MD, Andrew T. Hale, BS, Whitney A. Jones, PharmD,BCPS, Matthew J. McGirt, MD, Joshua C. Patt, MD, Clinton J. Devin, MD

Editor’s Choice

The Use of Vancomycin Powder for Surgical Prophylaxis Following Craniotomy

Vinod Ravikumar, BS, Allen L. Ho, MD, Arjun V. Pendhakar, MD, Eric S. Sussman, MD, Kevin Kwong-hon Chow, MD,PhD, Gordon Li, MD

Cerebral Revascularization for Aneurysms in the Flow-Diverter Era

David C. Straus, MD, Harley Brito da Silva, MD, Lynn McGrath, MD, Michael R. Levitt, MD, Louis J. Kim, MD, Basavaraj V. Ghodke, MD, Jason K. Barber, MS, Laligam N. Sekhar, MD

Comparison Between CTA and Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Diagnosis of Ruptured Aneurysms

Lucas R. Philipp, BA, D. Jay McCracken, MD, Courtney E. McCracken, PhD, Sameer H. Halani, BS, Brendan P. Lovasik, BA, Arsalaan A. Salehani, BS, Jason H. Boulter, BS, C. Michael Cawley, MD, Jonathan A. Grossberg, MD, Daniel L. Barrow, MD, Gustavo Pradilla, MD


Commentary: Comparison Between CTA and Digital Subtraction Angiography in the Diagnosis of Ruptured Aneurysms

Sanjay Konakondla, MD, Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD


Surgical Management of Carney Complex–Associated Pituitary Pathology

Russell R. Lonser, MD, Gautam U. Mehta, MD, Bogdan A. Kindzelski, BS, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, MD, Alexander O. Vortmeyer, MD, Robert Dickerman, DO, PhD, Edward H. Oldfield, MD

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism and Operative Duration in Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures

Kimon Bekelis, MD, Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, Shannon Coy, MD

Surgical Decision Making From Image-Based Biophysical Modeling of Glioblastoma: Not Ready for Primetime

Aymeric Amelot, MD, PhD, Christophe Deroulers, PhD, Mathilde Badoual, PhD, Marc Polivka, MD, Homa Adle-Biassette, MD, PhD, Emmanuel Houdart, MD , Antoine F. Carpentier, MD, PhD, Sebastien Froelich, MD, Emmanuel Mandonnet, MD, PhD

Risk Factors for Ineffectiveness of Posterior Decompression and Dekyphotic Corrective Fusion with Instrumentation for Beak-Type Thoracic Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Single Institute Study

Shiro Imagama, MD, PhD, Kei Ando, MD, PhD, Zenya Ito, MD, PhD, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, MD, PhD, Tetsuro Hida, MD, Kenyu Ito, MD, Mikito Tsushima, MD, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, MD, Akiyuki Matsumoto, MD, Masayoshi Morozumi, MD, Satoshi Tanaka, MD, Masaaki Machino, MD, Kyotaro Ota, MD, Hiroaki Nakashima, MD, Norimitsu Wakao, MD, PhD, Yoshihiro Nishida, MD, PhD, Yukihiro Matsuyama, MD, PhD, Naoki Ishiguro, MD, PhD


Hyperglycemia Aggravates Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in a Rat Model

Yu-Hua Huang, MD, Chia-Li Chung, MD, Hung-Pei Tsai, Shu-Chuan Wu, Chih-Zen Chang, MD, Chee-Yin Chai, MD, Tao-Chen Lee, MD, Aij-Lie Kwan, MD, PhD



Ipsilateral Pupillary Dilation Following Carotid Endarterectomy: A Temporary and Benign Phenomenon

Jeffrey A. Steinberg, MD, Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, Marco B. Lee, MD, PhD, Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD


Book Review: Neurovascular Surgery

R. Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD

Book Review: Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors

Hui-Kuo G. Shu, MD, PhD

Book Review: Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology: Theory and Clinical Practice

Matthew R. Reynolds, MD, PhD, Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD


Letter: Neurosurgical Publication Output in Greece: Time Trends and the Impact of the Economic Crisis

Aristotelis V Kalyvas, MD, MSc, Theodosis Kalamatianos, PhD, George Stranjalis, MD, PhD

Commentary: Postural Headache Associated with Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Overdrainage: What are Our Options?

Anthony Alvarado, MD, Jacqueline Boyle, BS, Derek Martinez, MD, Anthony M. Avellino, MD, MBA, Julian Lin, MD

Commentary: Should Pediatric Patients with Shunts See Ophthalmologists on a Regular Basis?

Ahmad Issawi, MD, Jacqueline Boyle, BS, Anthony M. Avellino, MD, MBA, Julian Lin, MD

Letter: Visualization of Cranial Nerves Using High-Definition Fiber Tractography

Kaichuang Yang, MS, Tejashwi Shrestha, MD, Manish Kolakshyapati, MD

Letter: Early Moderate Hyperoxemia does not Predict Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Kailei Du, MM, Yanfei Shen, MD

Letter: Thalamotomy-Like Effects From Partial Removal of a Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulator Lead in a Patient With Essential Tremor: Case Report

Rosario Maugeri, MD, PhD, Angelo Franzini, MD, Antonella Giugno, MD, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino, MD

In Reply: Thalamotomy-Like Effects from Partial Removal of a Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulator Lead in a Patient With Essential Tremor

John D. Rolston, MD, PhD, Daniel A. Lim, MD, PhD