The August Issue of Neurosurgery is Now Online!

The August 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.

August 2017 Table of Contents


Reviews in Spinal Surgery: The Quest for Balance

John E. O’Toole, MD, MS


Cervical Spine Deformity—Part 1: Biomechanics, Radiographic Parameters, and Classification

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


Effects of Cranioplasty on Cerebral Blood Flow Following Decompressive Craniectomy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

A New Classification for Pathologies of Spinal Meninges—Part 2: Primary and Secondary Intradural Arachnoid Cysts

Jörg Klekamp, MD


Randomized, Prospective Double-Blinded Study Comparing 3 Different Doses of 5-Aminolevulinic Acid for Fluorescence-Guided Resections of Malignant Gliomas

Walter Stummer, Prof. Dr. med., Herbert Stepp, Dr. med., Otmar D. Wiestler, Prof. Dr. med., Uwe Pichlmeier, PD. Dr. rer. nat.


Neurosurgical Emergency Transfers: An Analysis of Deterioration and Mortality

Ali Alaraj, MD, Darian R. Esfahani, MD, Ahmed E. Hussein, MD, Ioana Darie, MD, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, Xinjian Du, MD, MPH, Fady T. Charbel, MD

Stabilization of Tumor-Associated Craniovertebral Junction Instability: Indications, Operative Variables, and Outcomes

Scott L. Zuckerman, MD, Fabiana Kreines, BS, Ann Powers, BA, J. Bryan Iorgulescu, MD, James B. Elder, MD, Mark H. Bilsky, MD, Ilya Laufer, MD

Thirty-Day Readmission Rates Following Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Ashwin G. Ramayya, MD, PhD, Kalil G. Abdullah, MD, Arka N. Mallela, MS, John T. Pierce, MS, Jayesh Thawani, MD, Dmitry Petrov, MD, Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PhD

Far-Lateral Approach Without Drilling the Occipital Condyle for Vertebral Artery–Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms

Pablo Seoane, MD, Samuel Kalb, MD, Justin C. Clark, MD, Juan C. Rivas, MD, David S. Xu, MD, George A. C. Mendes, MD, Mark C. Preul, MD, Joseph M. Zabramski, MD, Robert F. Spetzler, MD, Peter Nakaji, MD

The Survival Advantage of “Supratotal” Resection of Glioblastoma Using Selective Cortical Mapping and the Subpial Technique

Yoshua Esquenazi, MD, Elliott Friedman, MD, Zheyu Liu, MS, Jay-Jiguang Zhu, MD, PhD, Sigmund Hsu, MD, Nitin Tandon

Natural History and Risk Factor of Recurrent Hemorrhage in Hemorrhagic Adult Moyamoya Disease

Kang Min Kim, MD, Jeong Eun Kim, MD, PhD, Won-Sang Cho, MD, Hyun-Seung Kang, MD, PhD, Young-Je Son, MD, Moon Hee Han, MD, PhD, Chang Wan Oh, MD, PhD

Factors Associated With Pre- and Postoperative Seizures in 1033 Patients Undergoing Supratentorial Meningioma Resection

William C. Chen, BS, Stephen T. Magill, MD, PhD, Dario J. Englot, MD, PhD, Joe D. Baal, BS, Sagar Wagle, BS, Jonathan W. Rick, BS, Michael W. McDermott, MD

The Cost of Brain Surgery: Awake vs Asleep Craniotomy for Perirolandic Region Tumors

Chikezie I. Eseonu, MD, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, MD, Karim ReFaey, MD, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD

Angio-Architectural Features of High-Grade Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Correlation With Aggressive Clinical Presentation and Hemorrhagic Risk

The Barrow Neurological Institute Scale Revisited: Predictive Capabilities for Cerebral Infarction and Clinical Outcome in Patients With Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Long-Term Endocrine Outcomes Following Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Acromegaly and Associated Prognostic Factors

Harish Babu, MD, PhD, Alicia Ortega, BS, Miriam Nuno, PhD, Aaron Dehghan, MD, Aaron Schweitzer, BS, H. Vivien Bonert, MD, John D. Carmichael, MD, Odelia Cooper, MD, Shlomo Melmed, MD, Adam N. Mamelak, MD


Macrovascular Decompression of the Brainstem and Cranial Nerves: Evolution of an Anteromedial Vertebrobasilar Artery Transposition Technique

Omar Choudhri, MD, Ian D. Connolly, MS, Michael T. Lawton, MD


Book Review: Handbook of Skull Base Surgery

By: Ieva Antonio di,  Lee John,  Cusimao Michael Published by:  Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, New York,  2015

Book Review: Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Brain and Meninges

By: Meyers Steven P., editor Published by:  Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, New York,  2016

Book Review: Nerve Surgery

By: Mackinnon Susan E., editor Published by:  Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, New York,  2015 Hardcover


Letter: Extensive Migration of Young Neurons Into the Infant Human Frontal Lobe

Adriano Barreto Nogueira, MD, PhD, Ariel Barreto Nogueira, MD, José Carlos Esteves Veiga, MD, PhD, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, MD, PhD

Letter: Surfer’s Myelopathy: A Rare Form of Spinal Cord Infarction in Novice Surfers: A Systematic Review

John R. Silver, MD, FRCP, FFSEM

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

Zhou Feng, MD, Zhi Chen, MD, PhD

Letter: Brain Invasion in Meningiomas—Sex-Associated Differences are not Related to Estrogen- and Progesterone Receptor Expression

Katharina Heß, MD, Dorothee Cäcilia Spille, Andrea Wagner, Walter Stummer, MD, Werner Paulus, MD, Benjamin Brokinkel, MD

Letter: Factors Predicting Recurrence after Resection of Clival Chordoma Using Variable Surgical Approaches and Radiation Modalities

Ming-Xiang Zou, MD, Guo-Hua Lv, MD, Xiao-Bin Wang, MD, Jing Li, MD

In Reply: Factors Predicting Recurrence After Resection of Clival Chordoma Using Variable Surgical Approaches and Radiation Modalities

Arman Jahangiri, BS, Aaron T. Chin, BS, Jeffrey R. Wagner, BS, Sandeep Kunwar, MD, Christopher Ames, MD, Dean Chou, MD, Igor Barani, MD, Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, Michael W. McDermott, MD, Arnau Benet, MD, Ivan H. El-Sayed, MD, Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD


In Memoriam: John Edward Kalsbeck, MD (1928–2017)

Daniel H. Fulkerson, MD, Andrew Jea, MD, MHA, Thomas G. Luerssen, MD


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

The Survival Advantage of “Supratotal” Resection of Glioblastoma Using Selective Cortical Mapping and the Subpial technique

Cerebral Revascularization for Aneurysms in the Flow-Diverter Era