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Clinical Services at Rush Neurosurgery Publications

This page lists selected research publications of faculty members in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

Richard W. Byrne, MD

Erwin Zeta Mangubat, MD, MPH1 Lisa Pitelka, MD2Guy J. Petruzzelli, MD, PhD, MBA3 Richard W. Byrne, MD1 Frontal sinus schwannoma: case report and review of the literature Skull Base 1(1):017-022 2011 37.

Sandeep Kunwar, Susan Chang, Manfred Westphal, Michael Vogelbaum, John Sampson, Gene Barnett, Mark Shaffrey, Zvi Ram, Joseph Piepmeier, Michael Prados, David Croteau, Christoph Pedain, Pamela Leland, Syed R. Husain, Bharat H. Joshi, Raj K. Puri and for the PRECISE Study Group‡ Phase III randomized trial of CED of IL13-PE38QQR vs Gliadel wafers for recurrent glioblastoma Neuro Oncol (2010) 12 (8): 871-881.

Sani S, Smith A, Kanner A, Morrin M, Palac S, Bergen D, Balabonov A, Smith M, Whisler W, Byrne R: Medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy in patients with normal MRI: Surgical outcome in twenty-one consecutive patients. Seizure 20(6):475-9 Jul 2011

Wallace D, Byrne RW, Ruban D, Cochran E, Whisler WW: Temporal lobe pleomorphic xanthroastrocytomas and chronic epilepsy: Long term surgical outcome. 113(10):918-22 Clin Neurol and Neurosurgery. Dec 2011.

Byrne, RW: Amygdalohippocampectomy In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon Vol 19:2 2010

Byrne, RW: Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm, In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon, Vol 20:1 April 2011

Kellogg R, Byrne RW: Resection of low grade glioma of the precentral gyrus using cortical and subcortical stimulation mapping, In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon, 2011

Kellogg R, Byrne RW: Insular abscess-transsylvian approach, In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon, Vol 20:2 September 2011

Morrell M and RNS System Investigators: Responsive cortical stimulation for the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy. Neurology 2011;77;1295 DOI 10.1212

Topical papaverine for treatment of intraoperative manipulation vasospasm. In the Loupe AANS Neurosurgeon Vol 21:2 June 2012.

Lad N, Shannon L, Byrne RW: Incidental aneurysms in epilepsy surgery: Report of 3 cases and a review of the literature. 26(1):69-74 Feb 2012 Brit. Journal of Neurosurgery

Falowski S, Byrne RW: Corpus callosotomy with the CO2 laser. Technical Note. 2; 90(3)137-140, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery March 2012.

Falowski S, Devries J, Wallace D, Kanner A, Smith MC, Byrne RW: Tailored temporal lobectomy in a consecutive series of 221 patients. The effect of extent of resection, Neurosurgery 71(3) 703-9 Sept 2012

Ghods A, Munoz L, Byrne RW: Cerebellar Metastasis, surgical outcomes. Surgical Neurology International Vol 2:159 PMID 22140644 November 2011

Vannemreddy P, Byrne RW: Advances and limitations of cerebral cortex functional mapping. Contemporary Neurosurgery Vol 33(25):1-7 Dec 2011.

Kellogg R, Byrne RW: Trans-lamina terminalis approach to 3rd ventricular craniopharyngioma. In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon. Vol 21:1 Nov 2012.

Kellogg R, Byrne RW: Transsylvian removal of low grade gliomas. In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon Vol 20:1 Dec 2011.

Peloquin P, Vannemreddy P, Byrne RW: Intracranial cotton gossipiboma mimicking a recurrent meningioma. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 114(7):1039-41 Sept 2012.

Ren Z, Wang Y, Duan T, Liggett T, Loda E, Bramha S, Goswami R, Byrne R, Stefoski D, Javed A, Miller S, Balabanov R: Molecular mimicry between human aquaporin-4 and bacterial aquaporin-Z: A potential trigger for neuromyelitis optica. Journal of Immunology 189:4602-4611, Nov. 2012

Nathan R. Selden, Aviva Abosch, Richard W. Byrne, Robert E. Harbaugh, William E. Krauss, Timothy B. Mapstone, Oren Sagher, Gregory J. Zipfel, Pamela L. Derstine, and Laura Edgar (2013) Neurological Surgery Milestones. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: March 2013, Vol. 5, No. 1s1, pp. 24-35.

Byrne RW: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery Journal of Neurosurgery Aug:119(2):257-60, 2013 PMID 23706052

Straus D, Moftakhar R, Fink Y, Byrne RW: Application of Novel CO2 Laser-Suction Device. J Neuro Surg B Skull Base 2013 Dec;74(6):358-63

Kellogg R, Byrne RW: Cortical mapping, In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon, Vol 22:1 February 2013

Yudkowski R, Charbel F, Banerjee, Byrne R, et al: Practice on an augmented reality/haptic simulator and library of virtual brains improves residents’ ability to perform a ventriculostomy. Simulation in Healthcare Vol 8(1): 25-31 Feb 2013 PMID 23117306

Kellogg R, Fontes R, Munoz L, Byrne RW: Far lateral approach. In the Loupe, AANS Neurosurgeon, Vol 22:2 May 2013

Ghods A, Wallace D, Ruban D, Byrne RW: Differentiating ictal panic with low grade gliomas from psychogenic panic. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 74:(11)1071-1075, Dec 2013.

Selden N, Origitano TC, Hadjipanayis C, Byrne RW: Model based simulation for early neurosurgical learners. Neurosurgery 73:4 suppl:S15-24 Oct. 2013

Wallace D, Ruban D; Andres Kanner, MD; Michael Smith, MD; Pitelka L, Walt W. Whisler, MD, PhD, Byrne RW: Temporal lobe gangliogliomas associated with chronic epilepsy: long-term surgical outcome. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 115(4):472-6 Apr 2013.

Straus D, Byrne RW, Sani S, Moftakhar R: Microsurgical anatomy of the translimin-insula approach to the mesial temporal lobe. Technical considerations. 4:159 Surgical Neurology International Dec 2013

Byrne RW, Lengerman M: Let the sunshine in: Preparing for transparency reports under the Sunshine Act. CNS Quarterly Fall 2013

James C. Marsh, M.D., Aidnag Diaz, M.D., Julie A. Wendt, M.D., Benjamin T. Gielda, M.D., Arnold M. Herskovic, M.D., and Richard Byrne, M.D: Involvement of the neural stem cell compartment by low grade gliomas: a retrospective review of 80 cases: Accepted, in press, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. May 2013.

Munich S, Byrne RW: Cerebellar blastomycosis abscess in an immunocompetent patient. Surgical Neurology Int 2013;4:141 Sept 2013

Marsh J, Herskovic A, Byrne R, Godbole R, Smart J, Turian J: Temporal lobectomy for high grade gliomas: Impact on outcomes and implications for postoperative radiation treatment field design. Cancer and Clinical Oncology 2013;2(1):5-9

Kellogg R, Straus D, Karmali R, Munoz L, Byrne RW: Impact of therapeutic regimen and clinical presentation on overall survival in CNS lymphoma PMID 24078063 Acta Neurochirurgica 156(2):355-65 Feb 2014

Vannemreddy P, Byrne RW: Chronic epilepsy due to low grade temporal tumors and due to hippocampal sclerosis: Do they differ in post-surgical epilepsy outcome? Journal of Neuro-Oncology PMID 23955571 DOI 10.1007/s 11060-013-1217-0 July 2013

Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD1, Erwin Z. Mangubat, MD1, Marvin A. Rossi, MD, PhD2, Richard W. Byrne, MD1 : Chronic Unlimited Recording Electrocorticography (CURE) Guided Resective Epilepsy Surgery: Beyond Subacute Monitoring - Technology-enabled enhanced fidelity in seizure focus localization with improved surgical efficacy. Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 120, No. 6, Jun 2014: 1402-1414.

Tan L, Fontes R, Byrne RW: Retrosigmoid approach for extraventricular cerebello-pontine angle choroid plexus papilloma Neurosurgery Focus PMID 24380509 Jan;36:1 2014

Gerard C, Straus D, Byrne RW: Surgical treatment of low grade gliomas. Accepted, in press, Seminars in Oncology Feb 2014.

Mangubat E, Wilson T, Patel N, Smith A, Byrne R: Assimilation of the atlas complicating Chiari I Malformation. J Clin Neurosci (Feb 2014) 21(2):320-3 PMID 24080068

Ghods A, Kochanski R, Corley J, Byrne RW: Ammygdalohippocampectomy for epilepsy with prior ipsilateral deep brain stimulator Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, pii: S0967-5868(14)00228-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2014.02.022 June 2014

Tan L, Musacchio M, Mitchell B, Kapadia S, Patel N, Byrne RW: Simultaneously symptomatic presentation of a meningioma and a contralateral glioblastoma multiforme. DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.931347 British Journal of Neurosurgery June 2014

Fontes R, Smith AP, Munoz L, Byrne RW, Traynelis VC: Relevance of early head CT following neurosurgical procedures: an analysis of 892 intracranial procedures. Journal of Neurosurgery DOI: 10.3171/2014.4.JNS132429 June 2014.

Billingsly J, Wiet RM, Petruzzelli GJ, Byrne RW: Giant cell tumor of the middle fossa. Infratemporal fossa approach JNLS skull base. Accepted, in press 4/14

Uy B, Tan L, Byrne RW: Recurrent glioblastoma multiforme presenting as a mirror image in the contralateral temporal lobe. British Journal of Neurosurgery February 2014 doi 10.3109/102688697.

Kasliwal M, Panos N, Munoz L, Lopes D, Moftakhar R, Byrne R: Outcome Following Intracranial Hemorrhage Associated With Novel Oral Anticoagulants Accepted, in press Journal of Clinical Neuroscience April 2014

Aiken R, Byrne RW: Currrent treatment of high and low grade gliomas. Accepted, in press, Seminars in Oncology Feb 2014

James C. Marsh, M.D., Aidnag Diaz, M.D., Julie A. Wendt, M.D., Benjamin T. Gielda, M.D., Arnold M. Herskovic, M.D., and Richard Byrne, M.D: Involvement of the neural stem cell compartment by pediatric and adult gliomas: a retrospective review of 377 cases: Accepted, revision in press. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. May 2014

Fontes R, Selden N, Anderson V, Byrne RW: Fostering and assessing professionalism and communication skills in neurosurgical education. Journal of Surgical Education Accepted, in press May 2014


Papers Submitted and Under Review

Howell J, Petruzzelli G, Byrne R, Origitano TC: Surgical Outcomes in olfactory neuroblastoma Submitted Laryngoscope March 2014

Tan L, Boco T, Johnson AK, Rivas FF, Ahmed S, Byrd S, Byrne RW: Newer MR imaging modalities in the evaluation of typical and atypical intracranial meningiomas. Submitted to British Journal of Neurosurgery Jan 2014.

Falowski S, Devries J, Wallace D, Kanner A, Smith MC, Byrne RW: Long term outcome of patients after subdural electrode placement that do not undergo resective surgery. Submitted to Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery May 2014

Falowski S, Dilorenzo D, Byrne RW: Evaluation of complications and operative technique in subdural electrode placement. World Neurosurgery Submitted 3/14

Shannon L, O’Toole J, Carl R, Weber C, Byrne RW: Non-operative management of a large lumbar subdural hematoma in a boxer. Submitted to Journal of Emergency Medicine May. 2014

Gerard C, Straus D, Byrne RW: Evaluation of CT and MRI for intraoperative imaging of insular gliomas. Submitted to Journal of Neuro-oncology March 2014

Majumdar M, Kellogg R, Nag S, Byrne RW, Chen M: Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Submitted to Journal of Interventional Surgery May 2014

Abhijay Jalota, M.D., 1 Marvin Rossi, M.D., PH.D.1, Volodymyr Pylypyuk, C.N.M.T. (NMTCB, ARRT) 2, Michael Stein, M.D., 1 Michael Smith, M.D., 1 Travis Stoub, M.D., 1 Antoaneta Balabanov, M.D., 1 Donna Bergen, M.D., 1 Adriana Bermeo, M.D., 1 Richard Byrne, M.D.: Favorable Post-Resective Outcomes in MRI-Negative Refractory Extratemporal Localization-Related Epilepsy Using Subtraction Ictal SPECT Co-registered to MRI (SISCOM) Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery 4/14

DiLorenzo D, Mangubat E, Rossi M, Byrne RW: Chronic Recording Electrocorticography Guided Resective Epilepsy Surgery: Overview and Future Directions Submitted to Molecular and Cellular Epilepsy 5/14

El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Byrne RW, Bendok B: Inter-rater reliability in assessing microsurgical skills. Submitted to Neurosurgery 7/14

Aleksandra Sherman, David Brang, Casey Noble, Marcia Grabowecky, William S. Horton, Vernon L. Towle, Zhongtian Dai, James X. Tao, Marvin A Rossi, Richard W Byrne, Satoru Suzuki: “On the same wavelength”: interpersonal neural synchronization increases visual-motor coordination Submitted to Current Biology 3/14


Books & Book Chapters

Byrne R, Whisler W: Multiple subpial transections. In: Operative Neurosurgery, Schmidek H, Sweet W. (eds). W. B. Saunders 2004.

Smith MC, Kanner A, Byrne R: Special Surgical Procedures in Epilepsy: Multiple subpial transections and corpus callosotomy. In: The Management of Epilepsy, 4th Edition, Wylie E. (ed). Lea and Febiger 2006.

Smith MC, Byrne R: Is epilepsy surgery useful in Landau-Kleffner Syndrome? In: Issues and Controversies in Epilepsy Surgery, Miller J, Silbergeld D. (eds). Marcel Dekker 2006

Byrne R, Whisler, W: Multiple Subpial Transections: Neurological Surgery, Fifth Edition, Youmans JR (ed), Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders 2003.

Kanner AM, Balabanov AJ, Hoeppner TP, Byrne R. Surgical treatment of the Landau Kleffner Syndrome. Informa Healthcare, 2008

Smith MC, Byrne RW, Kanner A. Other surgeries for medically intractable epilepsy: MST and hypothalamic hamartoma. Shorvon, Engel (ed). 3rd Edition 2009

Smith, M. C., Byrne, R. and Kanner, A. M. (2009) Hypothalamic Hamartoma and Multiple Subpial Transection, in The Treatment of Epilepsy, Third Edition (eds S.

Shorvon, E. Perucca and J. Engel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316667.ch7

Byrne RW, Whisler WW. Multiple Subpial Transections: In Neurological Surgery 5th Edition. Youmans, JR. (ed). Philadelphia WB Saunders 2010

Smith MC, Kanner A, Byrne RW: Corpus callosotomy and multiple subpial transections. In The Management of Epilepsy 5th Edition. Wylie E. editor. Lea and Febiger. Philadelphia 2010. Chapter 88:984-992.

Smith A, Byrne RW: Neurosurgery In Rush Review of Surgery, 5th edition. Deziel D, Bines, S (eds) W. B. Saunders pages 482-493. 2011

Connolly P, Umemura A, Baltuch G, Byrne R: Topectomy and Multiple Subpial Transections. In Youmans JR, Winn R (ed). Philadelphia WB Saunders Chapter 67:785-795. 2011

Smith MC, Kanner A, Byrne RW: Corpus callosotomy and multiple subpial transections. In The Management of Epilepsy 5th Edition. Wylie E. editor. Lea and Febiger. Philadelphia 2013 in press.

DiLorenzo D, Bleck T, Byrne RW: Neurocritical Care Management of the Neurosurgical Patient 1e , Chapter 23: Placement of Strips, Grids and Depth Electrodes. Elsevier In press Feb 2014

Gerard C, Baltuch G, Connolly P, Byrne R: Topectomy and Multiple Subpial Transections and Disconnections. In Youmans JR, Winn R (ed). Philadelphia WB Saunders Chapter 67:785-795. In press 2014

Byrne RW (ed): Functional Mapping of the Cerebral Cortex: Operating in Eloquent Brain. Springer (pub) in progress 2015


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Michael Chen, MD

Lazzaro M, Chen M. Interventional Management of Intracranial Stenosis The Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal 2010:3:24-34

Chen M. Mechanical recanalization of acute carotid terminus occlusion from traumatic arterial dissection. Front Neurol 2010 Nov 4;1:123.

Chen M, Goldstein-Smith L. Endovascular Rescue of a misshapen intracranial stent: report of two cases. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2011 Mar;3(1):25-26.

Chen M, Ouyang B, Goldstein-Smith L, Feldman L. Oral Contraceptive and Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women with Cerebral Aneurysms. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2011 Jun;3(2):163-6 [Editor’s Choice Designation]

Lazzaro MA, Chen M, Christoforidis G, Mohammad Y. The impact of diabetes on the extent of pial collaterals in acute ischemic stroke patients. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2011 Sep;3(3):242-5 [Editor’s Choice Designation]

Prabhakaran S, Ward E, John S, Lopes DK, Chen M, Temes R, Mohammed Y, Lee VH, Bleck TP. Transfer delay is a major factor limiting the use of intra-arterial treatment in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke (2011) Jun;42(6):1626-30

Chen M. Interventional Neurology-Recent Advances and New Applications. US Neurology 2011;7(1): 37-40

Lazzaro, MA, Ouyang B, Chen M. The role of circle of Willis anomalies in cerebral aneurysm rupture. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2012 Jan 1;4(1):22-6

Chen M. Cost-Effectiveness of Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology 2012 Sep 25;79(13 Suppl 1):S16-21.

Ghods A, Lopes D, Chen M. Gender differences in cerebral aneurysm location. Front Neurol 2012;3:78. Epub 2012 May 21.

Chen M. A Checklist for Cerebral Aneurysm Embolization Complications. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2013 Jan 1;5(1):20-7.

Verma A, Lopes D, Chen M. Utility of Elapsed Time To Select Patients for Acute Endovascular Stroke Therapy. The Stroke Interventionalist 2013 July 1(2)

Ding C, Toll V, Ouyang B, Chen M. Younger Age of Menopause in Women with Cerebral Aneurysms. J NeuroIntervent Surg. 2013;5:321-326.

Chen M. Ischemic Stroke Treatment-IA. Handbook of Stroke and Neurocritical Care. Editor: V. Lee Nova Science Publishers; 1st edition (October 2011)

Sawris N, Venizelos A, Ouyang B, Lopes D, Chen M. Current Role of Diagnostic Catheter Cerebral Angiography. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct 21. doi:pii: S1052-3057(13)00386-8. 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.09.012.

Chen M. Detection of angiographically occult ruptured cerebral aneurysms. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2013 Dec 5. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010988. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen M, Lopes D, Stidd D. Aneurysm coil embolization using a 1.5F distal OD (Marathon) microcatheter. Submitted J NeuroIntervent Surg

Books & Book Chapters

Chen M, Caplan L. Intracranial dissections. Front Neurol Neurosci 2005;20:160-173.

Chen M, Selim M. Multimodal effects of available drugs for ischemic stroke. Drugs Today. 2005 Jun;41(6):401-9.

Chen M, Caplan LR. Neurology case studies: cerebrovascular disease Neurol Clin. 2006 May;24(2):181-98.

Chen M, Caplan LR. Which arteriovenous malformations should be given ablative treatment? Nature Clin Neurol 2006 Jan 2(1) 2-3.

Chen M. Stroke as a Complication of Medical Disease Semin Neurol. 2009 Apr;29(2):154-62.

Chen M, Caplan LR. Chapter: Laboratory and other ancillary testing in intracerebral hemorrhage. Carhuapoma JR, Mayer S, Hanley DF. Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Cambridge University Press. 2009

Rosenberg N, Chen M, Prabhakaran S. New Devices for Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov 2010 June;5(2):118-134

Chen M. Acute Endovascular Stroke Therapy. Am J Ther 2010 Jun 9

Chen M. Ischemic Stroke Treatment-IA. Handbook of Stroke and Neurocritical Care. Editor: V. Lee Nova Science Publishers; 1st edition (October 2011)

Chen M. Cerebral Catheter Angiography. Handbook of Stroke and Neurocritical Care. Editor: V. Lee Nova Science Publishers; 1st edition (October 2011)

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Harel Deutsch, MD

Deutsch H. The predictive value of high ODI scores in lumbar disk arthroplasty. Neurosurg Focus, 28(6) E7, 2010.

Deutsch H. Pain outcomes in surgery for patients with intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 29(3) E15, 2010.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Anhidrosis after anterior retroperitoneal approach for L4-5 artificial disc replacement. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 18(7):990-1, 2011.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Completely calcified lumbar synovial cyst: case report. Neurology India. 59(2), 315-6, 2011.

Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H. Management of focal lumbar canal stenosis: importance of upright dynamic radiographs. Neurol India. 59(3):473-4, 2011

Kasliwal M, Deutsch. Unilateral paramedian transpedicular approach for repair of anterior transdural spinal cord herniation. Asian Spine Journal, 2011.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Minimally invasive retropleural approach for central thoracic disc herniation. Journal of minimally invasive neurosurgery, 54(4):167-1, 2011.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Effect of total lumbar disc replacement on lumbosacral lordosis. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. 25(7):370-3, 2012.

Kasliwal M, Deutsch H. Clinical and radiographic outcomes using local bone shavings as autograft in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. World Neurosurgery 78(1-2):185-90, 2012

Kasliwal, M, O’Toole JE, Deutsch H. Unilateral Paramedian Transpedicular Approach for Repair of Anterior Transdural Spinal Cord Herniation. Asian Spine Journal 6:1, 55-59, 2012

Kasliwal MK, Deutsch H. Lumbar disc replacement in adolescents: An initial experience in two cases. J Pediatr Neurosci.7(2):129-32, 2012.

Tan L, Tagaki I, Deutsch H. Minimally invasive transpedicular approach for evacuation of epidural abscess and debridement of disc space in a patient with discitis in the thoracic spine. Neurosurgery Focus, 35(2 Suppl):Video 6, 2013.

Deutsch H. MIS lumbar foraminotomy. Neurosurgery Focus., 35(2 Suppl):Video 7, 2013.

Books & Book Chapters

Deutsch H, Haid R, Traynelis V. Dorsal subaxial cervical instrumentation techniques. In Benzel E. Spine surgery, 3rd Edition, 2010.

Deutsch H. The treatment of acute cauda equine syndrome. In Jamie Ullman, Atlas of Emergency Neurosurgery: Thieme 2010.

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 Richard Fessler, MD, PhD

Mollar, D.J., Acosta, J.F., Koski, T.L., Fessler, R.G., Liu, J.C.: Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion and Trans-psoas Approach Related Morbidity. Neurosurgical Focus Oct. 31 (4):E4, 2011.

Balamurali, G., Thoman, J., Subbaiah, S., Fessler, R.G.: Extramedullary Haematopoiesis Causing Spinal Cord Compression Managed by Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Balamurali, G., Anaizi, A.N., Voyadzis, J.M., O’Toole, J., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Primary Spinal Column Lesions-Review Article. Submitted to Neurosurgical Reviews

Balamurali, G., Gala, V.C., Voyadzis, J.M., Rosen, D., Fessler, R.G.: The Presence of Undiagnosed Cervical Myelopathy in Patients Referred for Surgical Evaluation of Lumbar Stenosis. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Acosta, F., Fessler, R.G.: Changes in Coronal and Sagittal Plane Alignment Following Direct Lateral Interbody Fusioon for the Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis: a Radiographic Study. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine , 15:92-96, 2011.

Samartzis, D., Shih, P., O’Toole, J.E., Fessler R.G.: Part I: Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Diagnosis. Neurosurgical Reviews, submitted.

Samartzis, D., Shih, P., O’Toole, J.E., Fessler, R.G.: Part II: Management of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors. Neurosurgical Reviews, submitted.

Shih, P., Wong, A., Smith, T., Lee, A.I., Fessler, R.G.: Complications of Open versus Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Decompression. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 18:1360-1364, 2011.

Lee, P., Fessler, R.G.: The Constraints of Tubular Retractors in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery-A Mathematical Model. Neurosurgery submitted.

Lee, P., Liu, J.C., Fessler, R.G.: Perioperative and postoperative complications of single-level minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in elderly adults. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences. 18:1667-1670, 2011.

Shih, P. Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Discectomy for the Treatment of Disc Herniation Causing Cauda Equina Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 18:1219-1223, 2011.

Smith, T., Slimack, N., McClendon, J., Wong, A., Fessler, R.G.: Low Back Pain and Lumbar Radiculapathy as Harbingers of AML Recurrence: A Case Report of Myeloid Sarcoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19:1040-1041, 2012.

Arnaout, O.M., Slimack, N. Fessler, R.G.: Case Report: Epidural-like Appearance of an Early “Organizing” Intradural Hematoma. Submitted to: Neurosurgery.

Bresnahan, L.E., Fessler, R.D., Smith, J.S., Diaconu, S., Ogden, A.T., Quinn, J.S., Cybulski, G.R., Simonian, N., Natarajan, R.N., Fessler, R.G.: Assessment of Paraspinal Cross-sectional area Following Lumbar Decompression: Minimally Invasive vs Open Approaches. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques In Press.

Roy, A., Slimack, N. and Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive techniques in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Neurology Research International, accepted.

Nimjee, S., Hardin, C., Karikari, I., Preiss, J., Fessler, R., Isaacs, R.: Percuatneous pedicle screw placement in the thoracic spine: A cadaveric study. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. In Press.

Shih, P., Slimack, N., Koski, T., Fessler, R.G.: Abdominal complications following posterior spinal fusion in patients with previous abdominal surgeries. Submitted to: Neurosurgical Focus. Oct. 31 (4):E 16 , 2011.

Slimack, P., Moller, D.J., Acosta, F., Koski, T., Fessler, R.G., Liu, J.: Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF) and Trans-Psoas Approach Related Morbidity. Neurosurgical Focus, 11:137R1, 2011.

Lawton, C.D., Smith, Z.A., Barnawi, A., Fessler, R.G.: The Surgical Technique of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 55: 259-264, 2011.

Smith, Z., Fessler, R.G.: Paradigm Changes in Spine Surgery-Evolution of “Minimally Invasive” techniques. Nature Reviews: Neurology. 2012.

Lall, R.R., Lall, R.R., Hauptman, J.A. Munoz, C., Koski, T. Ganju, A., Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A.: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Spine Surgery: Efficacy, Indications and the role of the pre-operative Checklist. Submitted to: Neurosurgical Focus

Lawton, C.D., ; Nagasawa, D.T., Yang, I., Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A.: Leptomeningeal spinal metastases from glioblastoma multiforme: Treatment and management of an uncommon manifestation of disease. A review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 17: 438-448, 2012.

Smith, Z.A., Vastardis, G., Carandang, G., Havey, R., Hannon, S., Voronov, L., Patwardhan, A., Fessler, R.G.: Biomechanics of a minimally invasive approach to lumbar decompression. Spine, submitted.

Smith, Z.A., Lawton, C.D, Sugimoto, K., Fessler, R.G.: Incidence of pedicle breach following percutaneous screw fixation: A radiologic evaluation of 601 pedicle screws in 151 patients. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. In Press. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31826226ch.

Wong, A.P., Smith, Z.A., Lall, R., Bresnahan, L., Fessler, R.G. The Microendoscopic Decompression of Lumbar Stenosis: A Review of the Current Literature and Clinical Results, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. 2012, Article ID doi:10.1055/2012/325095.

Lall, R.R., Smith, Z.A., Miller, D., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Corpectomy: Surgical Strategies for Malignancy, Trauma, and Complex Spinal Pathologies. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Supplement on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. 2012, doi:10.1155/2012/213791.

Lawton, C., Smith, Z.A., Barnawi, A., Fessler, R.G.: The Effects of Surgical Level on Clinical Outcomes Following Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: L 4/5 vs L 5/1.World Neurosurgery, Aug2, 2013 doi:pii: S1878-8750(13)00896-6.

Habib, A., Lawton, C. Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Perspective on Current Evidence and Clinical Knowledge. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Supplement on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Volume 2012 (2012), doi.10.1155/2012/325095. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Lawton, C.D., Smith, Z.A., Fessler, R.G.: Microendoscopic Foraminotomy and Decompression of Stenosis in the Cervical Spine: Surgeon Experience and Long-term Follow-Up. World Neurosurgery (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.12.008.

Smith, Z.A., Lawton, C.D., Bresnahan, L., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Decompression for Multi-Level Thoracic Pathologies: Technical Description and Application in Three Cases. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Submitted.

Smith, Z.A., Hrubes, M., Lawton, C.D., Fessler, R.G.: Obesity and Patient Outcomes Following Lumbar Microendoscopic Decompression of Stenosis: Outcomes and Complications in 111 Consectively Treated Patients. Neurosurgery, Submitted.

Smith, Z.A., Fessler, R.G., Batjer, H.H. Perspectives: Tarlov Cysts. World Neurosurgery, 2013 Feb;79(2):285. Doi: 10.1016/j.2n372012.07.016 Epyb 2012 Jul 31.

Smith, ZA, Aoun SG, El-Ahmadieh TY, Wong AP, Lall RR, Bendok, BR, Fessler RG, Minimally Invasive Resection of a High-Thoracic Intradural Extramedullary Tumor: An operative 3-D Video, Neurosurgery , Sep;73(1 SupplOperative):ons1.398:10.1227/NEU.0b013e31827e1671,2013.

Smith ZA, Wong AP, El Ahmadieh TY, Aoun SG, Haque R, Bendok BR, Fessler RG. Minimally Invasive Thoracic Corpectomy – 3D Operative Video of a Posterolateral Approach to Decompression and Anterior Column Reconstruction. Operative Neurosurgery, May 29, 2013.

Smith, ZA, Wong, AP, Ahmadieh, TY, Aoun, SG, Haque, R., Fessler, RG: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy – 3D Operative Video. Operative Neurosurgery, Dec 21, 2012.

Wong, A.P., Smith, T.R., Shih, P., Slimack, N.P., Dahdaleh, A., Habib, A., Smith, Z.A., Koski, T.R., Liu, J.C., Fessler, R.G.: Comparison of symptomatic cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak between patients undergoing minimally invasive versus open lumbar foraminotomy, discectomy of laminectomy. World Neurosurgery. Submitted.

Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A., Slimack, N., Smith, J.S., and Parkinson, R.J.: Current Advances and Evidence in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 508415.

Dahdaleh, N., Wong, A., Smith, Z.A., Wong, R.H., Lam, S.K., Fessler, R.G.: Microendoscopic Decompression of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Neurosurgical Focus 13-5R2: 2013.

Haque, R. Ahmed, Y., Uddin, O., Ogden, A., Fessler. R.G.: Primary Dural Repair in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 876351, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/876351.

Wong, A.P., Dahdaleh, N.S., Fessler, R.G., Melkonian, S.C., Lin, Y., Smith, Z.A., Lam, S.K.: Risk Factors and Long-Term Survival in Adult Patients with Primary Malignant Spinal Cord Astrocytomas. Journal of Neuro-Oncology Sep 29, 2013.

Nixon, A.T., Smith, Z.A., Lawton, C.D., Wong, A.P., Dahdaleh, N.S., Koht, A., Fessler, R.G.: Unusual occurrence of postoperative bilateral neurological deficit following a unilateral minimally invasive TLIF: A report and analysis of four cases. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Submitted.

Dahdaleh, N.S., Lawton, C.D., El Ahmadie, T.Y., Nixon, A.T., El Tecie, N.E., Oh, S., Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A.: Evidence based management of Central Cord Syndrome. Neurosurgical Focus 35(1):E6. Doi: 10.3171/2013.3.FOCUS13101.

Auffinger, B.M., Lall, R., Dahdaleh, N., Lam, S.K., Koski, T., Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A.: Measuring surgical outcomes in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients undergoing anterior cervical discectyomy and fusion: Assessment of minimum clinically important difference. PlusONe Jun24;8(6):e67408. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067408, 2013.

Smith, T., Fessler, R.G.: Defensive Medicine in Neurosurgery: Does State-Level Liability Risk Matter? Health Affairs Submitted.

Sugrue, P., Graham, R., Slimack, N., Smith, T., Koski, T., Fessler, R.G.: Radiographic comparison of direct lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: implications for restoration of disc height, disc angle, foraminal height, and lumbar lordosis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine Submitted.

Dadaleh, N., Smith, Z., Fessler, R.G.: Outcome Following Unilateral versus Bilateral Instrumentation in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Single Center Randomized Prospective Study. Neurosurgical Focus 35:E13, 2013, doi: 10.3171/2013.5.focus13171.

Haque, R., Fessler, R.G.: “Push-Through” Rod Passage Technique for the Improvement of Lumbar Lordosis and Sagittal Balance in Minimally Invasive Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Surgery. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, In Press.

Slimack, N.P., Shih, P., Smith, T.R., Liu, J.C., Wong, A. P. Fessler, R.G., Koski, T.: Incidence and Outcomes of CSF Leak in Open vs. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Surgery. International Meeting of Advanced Surgical Techniques. Istanbul, Turkey, July 18-21, 2012.

Books & Book Chapters

Sandhu, F., Voyadzis, J.M., Fessler, R.G.: Decision Making In Spinal Instrumentation, Thieme Publishing, Inc. New York, NY, 2011.

Fessler, R.G., Smith, Z.A., Slimack, N., Smith, J.S., Parkinson, R.J.: Current Advances and Evidence in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Hindawi Publishing Company. 2012.

Nasr, F., Koski, T., Liu, J., Ondra, S., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Deformity Surgery: Future Directions. In: Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery, Bridwell, K. and Dewald, R. (Eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Publ. Philadelphia, PA. 2011.

Subbaiah, S., Thoman, W., Fessler, R.G.: Cervical Stenosis: Myelopathy. In: The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques. Yeu, J.J., Guyer, R. Johnson, J.P., Khoo, L.T., and Hochschuler, S.H. (Eds.) Elsevier Publishers. New York, pp 150-154, 2011.

Subbaiah, S., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression for Stenosis. In: Decision Making in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Sandhu, F., Voyadzis, J-M., Fessler, R.G., (Eds), Theime Publishers, New York, 75-90, 2011.

Karam, Y., Fessler, R.G.: Percutaneous and Minimally Invasive Approaches to Decompression and Arthrodesis of the Cervical Spine. In: Spine surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 3rd edition. Benzel, E. (Ed.) Elsevier Publishers, New York. Pp 465-474, 2012.

Kim, C.W., Garfin, S.R., Fessler, R.G.: Rationale for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In: Rothman, Simeon, The Spine, 6th Edition. Herkowitz, H.N., Garfin, S.R., Eismont, F.J., Bell, G.R., Balderston, R.A. (Eds.) Elsevier Publishers, New York. 2011.

Choudhri, T.F. and Fessler, R.G.: Posterior Cervical Decompression. In (Connolly, S., Guy, M, McKhann, G., Juang, J. Choudri, T.F., Mocco, J. (Eds.) Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 2nd Ed. Thieme Publishers, New York, Chapter 102, 2010.

Choudhri, T. F., Fessler, R.G.: Posterior Cervical Arthrodesis. In (Connolly, S., Guy, M, McKhann, G., Juang, J. Choudri, T.F., Mocco, J. (Eds.) Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 2nd Ed. Thieme Publishers, New York, Chapter 101, 2010.

Fessler, R.G.: Promising Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In: Decision Making in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Sandhu, F., Voyadzis, J-M., Fessler, R.G., (Eds), Theime Publishers, New York, pp 201-206, 2011.

Isaacs, R.E., Karam, Y., Fessler, R.G.: Extraspinal Anatomy and Surgical Approaches to the Lumbar and Sacral Spine. In: Benzel, E. (Ed) Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Vol III. Elsevier Publishers, New York, pp355-376, 2012.

Shih, P., Fessler, R.G.: Spinal Tumors, Syringomyelia, Vascular Malformations, and Intradural Infections. In: Orthopedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4. Rao, R. and Smuck, M. (Eds). American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Publishers. Chicago, IL, pp 409-524, 2012.

Subbaiah, S., Fessler, R.G. Minimally Invasive C1-C2 Fusion. In: Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, Jandial, R., McCormick, P., Black, P. (Eds.) Eslevier Saunders Publishers, New York, pp 542-547, 2011.

Kitagawa, R., Kim, S.D., Fessler, R.G., Kim D.H.: Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction. In. Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results. Quinones-Hinojosa, A. (Ed). Elsevier Publishers, New York, In Press.

Le, H.N., Kim, D.H. Fessler, R.G.: Surgical Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction. IN Operative Neurosurgical Techniques:Incications, Methods, and Results. Schmidek, H.H. and Roberts, D.W. (Eds.) Saunders Elsevier Publishers, New York, In Press.

O’Toole, J., Voyadzis, J-M. Fessler, R.G.: Cervical Microendoscopic Discectomy and Decompression. In: Decision Making in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Sandhu, F., Voyadzis, J.M., Fessler, R.G. (Eds.) Thieme Publishers, New York, NY. Pp 3-18, 2011.

Slimack, Nicholas, Shih, Patrick, Fessler, R.G.: Different Pathologies and Patient Selection. In: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery-Techniques, Evidence and Controversies. Korge, A., Hartl, R. (Eds.) AOSpine, Dubendorf, Switzerland, pp 57-66, 2012.

Slimack, Nicholas, Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Posterior Laminoforaminotomy. In: Operative Techniques of Spine Surgery. Wiesel, S., Rhee, J.M. (Eds.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publ. New York, NY. In Press.

Fessler, R.G., Ogden, A. T.: Instrumentation in Craniovertebral Junction Surgery. In: The Craniovertebral Junction: Diagnosis, Pathology, Surgical Techniques. Goel, A. and Cacciola, F. (Eds.) Thieme Publishers, New York, NY. Pp 144-149, 2011.

Mindea, S.A., Fessler, R.G.: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy. In: Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade. (Eds.) Thieme Publishers, New York, NY, 2012.

Wong, A., Smith, Z.A., Fessler, F.G.: Minimally invasive Approaches to the Cervical Spine. In: The Cervical Spine. Shen,F., Samartzis, D., Fessler, R.G. (Eds.) Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. In Press.

Smith, Z.A., Wong, A., Fessler, F.G.: Minimally invasive Approaches to the Cervical Spine. In: The Cervical Spine. Shen,F., Samartzis, D., Fessler, R.G. (Eds.) Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. In Press.

Shih, P., Fessler, R.G.: Spinal Cord Trauma. In: Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition. Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., Jankovic, J., Mazziotta, J.C. (Eds.) Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphis, PA, pp. 957-984, 2012.

Wong AP, Smith ZA, Lall RR, Fessler RG, MIS Thoracic Decompression; in: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management; eds. Phillips, Lieberman, and Polly, Jr.; Springer, Inc. ; In Press.

Parkinson, R.J., Truumees, E., Lieberman, I.H., Smith, Z.A., Fessler, R.G., Regan, J.: Minimally invasive decompression and stabilization techniques II: Thoracic and lumbar endoscopic approaches. In: Benzel, E. (Ed) Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management. 3rd Ed. Elsevier Publishers, New York, pp 1229-1252,2012.

Shih, P., Lee, P., Fessler, R.G.: Tubular Microdiscectomy. In: Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations, Eck, J. and Vaccaro,A.(Eds.).JaypeeBrothers Medical Publishers. 2012.

Haque, R.M., Ahmadieh, T.Y., Barone, S. Fessler, R.G.: Tubular Approaches to the Posterior Cervical Spine. In: Surgical Approaches to the Spine, 3rd Ed, (Ed.) Watkins, Robert. Springer, Inc. In Press.

Dahdaleh, N., Menezes, A., Fessler, R.G.: Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine. In. The Cervical Spine. Shen, F., Samartzis, D., Fessler, R.G. (Eds.) Elsevier Publishers, New York, In Press. 



Demetrius Lopes, MD

Simon S; Lopes D; Mericle R: Use of intracranial stenting to secure unstable liquid embolic casts in wide-neck sidewall intracranial aneurysms. Neurosurgery;66 (3 Suppl Operative):92-7; discussion 97-8, 2010.

Lopes D, Mangubat E, Keigher K, Cogan C: Intracranial Stents in SAH Cases. Endovascular Today; August 62-64, 2010.

Lopes D, Bagan B, Wells K: Onyx embolization of arteriovenous malformations using 2 microcatheters. Neurosurgery; 66(3):616-8; discussion 618-9, 2010.

Lopes D, Mangubat E: Initial Experience with Neuroform EZ. Interventional Cardiology (Submitted) 2011.

Lopes D, Jonhson A: Double wire technique for stent and coiling aneurysms. Neurosurgery (Submitted) 2011.

Johnson A, Heiferman D, Lopes D: Stent-assisted Treatment of 76 MCA aneurysms- Techniques and Outcomes. Neurosurgery (Submitted) 2011

Rosenberg N, Lazzaro M, Lopes D, Prabhakaran S: High Dose Intra-arterial Nicardipine for SAH associated vasospasm: A Single Center Experience. (Submitted) 2011.

Ghods AJ, Lopes D, Chen M. Gender differences in cerebral aneurysm location. Front Neurol. 2012;3:78. Epub 2012 May 21.

Mangubat EZ, Johnson AK, Keigher KM, Lopes DK.Initial Experience with Neuroform EZ in the Treatment of Wide-neck Cerebral Aneurysms. Neurointervention. 2012 Feb;7(1):34-9. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Lopes DK, Johnson AK. Evaluation of cerebral artery perforators and the pipeline embolization device using optical coherence tomography. J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 Jul 1;4(4):291-4. Epub 2011 Sep 20.

Lazzaro MA, Cochran EJ, Lopes DK, Prabhakaran S.Moyamoya syndrome in an adult with essential thrombocythemia. Neurol Int. 2011 Jun;3(1):e3. Epub 2011 Apr 28.

Lopes DK, Johnson AK, Schreiner CA.Double Wire Technique for Stenting Tortuous Cerebral Vessels.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Jul 16.

Mericle RA, Simon SD, Lopes DK.Erratum.Neurosurgery. 2011 Apr 27..

Prabhakaran S, Ward E, John S, Lopes DK, Chen M, Temes RE, Mohammad Y, Lee VH, Bleck TP.Transfer delay is a major factor limiting the use of intra-arterial treatment in acute ischemic stroke.Stroke. 2011 Jun;42(6):1626-30. Epub 2011 Apr 28.

Rosenberg N, Lazzaro MA, Lopes DK, Prabhakaran S.High-dose intra-arterial nicardipine results in hypotension following vasospasm treatment in subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Dec;15(3):400-4.

Simon SD, Lopes DK, Mericle RA.Use of intracranial stenting to secure unstable liquid embolic casts in wide-neck sidewall intracranial aneurysms.Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar;66(3 Suppl Operative):92-7; discussion 97-8. Erratum in: Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug;69(2):E518.

Lopes DK, Bagan B, Wells K.Onyx embolization of arteriovenous malformations using 2 microcatheters. Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar;66(3):616-8; discussion 618-9.

SAMMPRIS Trial Investigators. Stenting versus aggressive medical therapy for intracranial arterial stenosis. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 15;365(11):993-1003. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Ringer AJ, Khalessi AA, Mocco J, Boulos A, Welch B, Siddiqui AH, Lopes D, Bendok B, Arthur A, Levy E, Veznedaroglu E; Intervention for Intracranial Atherosclerosis after SAMMPRIS: Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group (ENRG). World Neurosurg. (Submitted) 2012 Jul .

Lopes DK, Johnson AK. J Neurointervention Surg. Jul;4(4):291-4. For Evaluation of cerebral artery perforators and the pipeline embolization device using optical coherence tomograghy (Submitted) 2012 July 17.

Books & Book Chapters

Lopes, D: Endovascular treatment of intracranial stenosis. Intervencoes Cardiovasculares SOLACI, 2nd ed, 2009.
 
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Roham Moftakhar, MD

Aziz HA, Boutrid H, Murray TG, Berrocal A, Wolfe SQ, Pina Y, Dorfman M, Moftakhar R, et al. Superselective injection of intraarterial melphalan as the primary treatement for late presentation unilateral multifocal stage Vb retinoblastoma. Retina 2010, April

Wolfe SQ, Farhat H, Elhammady MS, Moftakhar R, Aziz-Sultan MA. Transarterial embolization of a scalp hemangioma presenting with Kasabach-Merrrit Syndrome. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2009, Nov.

Wolfe SQ, Farhat H, Moftakhar R, Elhammady MS, Aziz-Sultan MA. Intraaneurysmal balloon assistance for navigation across a wide-necked aneurysm. J Neurosurg 2010; May

Elhammady MS, Wolfe SQ, Ashour R, Farhat H, Moftakhar R, Lieber BB, Aziz-Sultan MA. Safety and efficacy of vascular tumor embolization using Onyx: Is angiographic devascularization sufficient? J. Neurosurg 2010, May

Elhammady MS, Wolfe SQ, Farhat H, Moftakhar R, Aziz-Sultan MA. Onyx embolization of carotid-cavernous fistulas. J Neurosurg, 2010, March

Izci Y., Moftakhar R., Baskaya MK. Retromandibular Fossa Approach to the high cervical internal carotid artery: an anatomic study. Neurosurgery. 2008 May, 62 (2): 363-7

Moftakhar R., Izci Y., Baskaya MK. Microsurgical anatomy of the supracerebellar transtentorial approach to the posterior mediobasal temporal region: technical considerations with a case illustration. Neurosurgery. 2008 Mar; 62 (1):1-7

Izci Y. Moftakhar R., Baskaya MK. Spinal intramedullary cysticercosis of the conus medullaris WMJ. 2008 Feb;107(1):37-9

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Lorenzo Muñoz, MD

Neurogenic pulmonary edema in a one-year-old infant with ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunctions. Johnson A, Munoz L (Accepted for publication on Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care on 12/12).

Selective therapeutic hypothermia: a review of invasive and noninvasive techniques. Straus D, Prasad V, Munoz L. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2011 Dec;69(6):981-7. Review.

Surgical treatment of cerebellar metastases. Ghods AJ, Munoz L, Byrne R. Surg Neurol Int. 2011;2:159.

Neuro-critical care skills training using a human patient simulator. Musacchio MJ Jr, Smith AP, McNeal CA, Munoz L, Rothenberg DM, von Roenn KA, Byrne RW. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Oct;13(2):169-75.

Spinal Neurosurgery / Trent L. Tredway, MD, Lorenzo F. R. Munoz, MD, Robin L. Wellington, PhD, Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD. Chapter in the Textbook of Neurointensive Care. Philadelphia : Saunders, c2004

Genomic expression discovery predicts pathways and opposing functions behind phenotypes. Fathallah-Shaykh HM, He B, Zhao LJ, Engelhard HH, Cerullo L, Lichtor T, Byrne R, Munoz L, Von Roenn K, Rosseau GL, Glick R, Sherman C, Farooq K. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jun 27;278(26):23830-3. Epub 2003 Apr 16

Mathematical modeling of noise and discovery of genetic expression classes in gliomas. Fathallah-Shaykh HM, Rigen M, Zhao LJ, Bansal K, He B, Engelhard HH, Cerullo L, Roenn KV, Byrne R, Munoz L, Rosseau GL, Glick R, Lichtor T, DiSavino E. Oncogene. 2002 Oct 17;21(47):7164-74

The Febrile Patient in the Neurosurgical ICU Munoz L, Charbel F, Chapter in the AANS Topics in Neurosurgical Critical Care Manual. San Juan, PR January 24-27 1998

Venous Thromboembolism in the Neurosurgical ICU Munoz L, Charbel F, Chapter in the AANS Topics in Neurosurgical Critical Care Manual. San Juan, PR January 24-27 1998

Comparison of Brain Tissue Metabolic Changes During Ischemia at 35° and 18°C William E Hoffman, Fady T Charbel, Munoz L, James I Ausman January 1998, Surgical Neurology Vol. 49, Issue 1, Pages 85-89

Mechanism of action of mannitol. Winkler SR , Munoz L. Surg Neurol. 1995 Jan;43(1):59.

Adjuvant Stereotactic Radiosurgery Following Resection of a Single Intracranial Metastasis: A Study in Streamlining Patient Care Diaz A, Munoz L. Presented at RSNA meeting Nov 2012

Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Patients during Craniotomy Sturaitis M, Munoz L, Lopes D, Braverman B. Presented at CNS meeting Denver, CO (10/03)

Results of Treatment of Intraventricular Hemorrhage with rTPA in a Series of 10 Patients. Slavin K, Ausman J, Charbel F, Misra M, Munoz L . Presented at joint section cerebrovascular surgery (2/98) Lake Buena Vista, FL and AANS annual meeting (4/98) Philadelphia, PA

Book Review: Contemporary management of spinal cord injury: Edited by Edward C. Benzel, M.D. and Charles H. Tator, M.D. 307 pages. Park Ridge, Illinois: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1995. ISBN 1-879284-30-8 April 1996, Surgical Neurology Vol. 45, Issue 4, Page 401

Book Review: High-yield Neuroanatomy: By James D. Fix, Ph.D. 111 pages. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1995. ISBN 0-683-03248-8 February 1996. Surgical Neurology Vol. 45, Issue 2, Page 196


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John O'Toole, MD, MS

Kasliwal MK, O’Toole JE. Clinical experience using polyetheretherketone (PEEK) intervertebral structural cage for anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion. J Clin Neurosci, Sept 2013.

Kasliwal M, O’Toole JE, Traynelis V. Rapidly Progressive Quadriparesis Heralding the Presence of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis in an Immunocompetent Patient: Report of a rare case and review of literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, (in press).

Smith JS, Eichholz KM, Shafizadeh S, Ogden AT, O’Toole JE, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive thoracic microendoscopic diskectomy: Surgical technique and case series. World Neurosurgery, 80(3-4):421-427, Sept 2013.

O’Toole JE. The Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Neurosurg. 60 Suppl 1:13-9, Aug 2013.

Tan LA, Fontes R, O’Toole JE. Minimally invasive treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula with the use of indocyanine green angiography. Neurosurg Focus. 35 Suppl:Video 5, July 2013.

Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Nag S, O’Toole JE. A rare intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from uterine leiomyosarcoma.. J Clin Neurosci. Apr 2013.

Watters W 3rd, Rethman MP, Hanson NB, Abt E, Anderson PA, Carroll KC, Futrell HC, Garvin K, Glenn SO, Hellstein J, Hewlett A, Kolessar D, Moucha C, O'Donnell RJ, O'Toole JE, Osmon DR, Evans RP, Rinella A, Steinberg MJ, Goldberg M, Ristic H, Boyer K, Sluka P, Martin WR 3rd, Cummins DS, Song S, Woznica A, Gross L. Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(3):180-9, Mar 2013

O’Toole JE. Timing of Surgery after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. World Neurosurg. Feb 2013.

Kasliwal M, O’Toole JE. Integrated intervertebral device for anterior cervical fusion: An initial experience. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine, 3(2):52-7, Dec 2012.

Kasliwal M, O’Toole JE, Deutsch H. Unilateral Paramedian Transpedicular Approach for Repair of Anterior Transdural Spinal Cord Herniation: Report of a Case and Literature Review. Asian Spine Journal, 6(1):55-9, March 2012.

Ruban D, O’Toole JE. Management of incidental durotomy in minimally invasive spine surgery. Neurosurgery Focus, 31(4): E15, Oct 2011.

Fontes, R, O’Toole JE. Chordoma of the thoracic spine in an 89-year old: case report .European Spine Journal, Aug 2011.

Ruban D, O’Toole JE. A Novel Technique for Temporary Fixation During Posterolateral Thoracic Corpectomy .Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 24(8): E66-70, Dec 2011.

Kasliwal M, O’Toole JE. Unique Radiological Feature of Plasmacytoma – Mini Brain Appearance. Neurology India, 59(3):486-7, June 2011.
 
Books & Book Chapters

Kasliwal MK, O’Toole JE, Traynelis VC. Posterolateral Approaches to the Cervicothoracic junction and Thoracic spine, in Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations, Vaccaro A and Eck JC, eds. 1st ed, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2013.

O’Toole JE, Emery SE, and Traynelis VC. Cervical interbody strut techniques in Benzel E, ed, Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management, 3rd ed. Elsevier, Philadelpia, PA, 2012.

O’Toole JE. Minimally Invasive Thoracic Corpectomy in Essential Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, Jandial R, McCormick PC, and Black PM, eds. Chap 82. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.

O’Toole JE, McCormick PC. Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord in Rothman-Simeone The Spine, Herkowitz HN et al, eds. 6th ed. Chap 91. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.

O’Toole JE, Voyadzis JM, Gala VC. PosteriorMinimally Invasive Cervical Foraminotomy and Laminectomy in Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Sandhu FA, Voyadzis JM, Fessler RG, eds, New York, Thieme, 2011.

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Vincent C. Traynelis, MD

Ackerman L, Ryken TC, Kealey G, Traynelis VC: Onset of symptomatic hydrocephalus requiring emergency cerebrospinal fluid diversion following high-voltage electrical burn injury. J Neurosurg 112 394-398, 2010.

Traynelis VC, Youssef KR, Menezes AH: Posterolateral approaches to the craniovertebral junction. Neurosurgery 66: A135-A140, 2010.

Youssef KR, Traynelis VC: Occipital condyle fractures. J Neurosurgery, 66: A56-A59, 2010.

Menzin J, Zhang B, Newmann PJ, Lines LM, Polly DW, Barnett-Myers S, Fontes R, Traynelis VC: A health-economic assessment of cervical disc arthroplasty compared with allograft fusion. Tech Orthop 25:133-137, 2010.

Burkus JK, Haid RW Jr., Traynelis VC, Mummaneni PV: Long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of cervical disc replacement with the PRESTIGE disc: Results from a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. J Neurosurg Spine, 13: 308-318, 2010.

Traynelis VC: Total subaxial reconstruction. J Neurosurg Spine, 13:424-434, 2010.

Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC: Anterior fixation of the axis: Neurosurgery. 67:229-236, 2010.

Dahdaleh NS, Traynelis VC: Cervical disc athroplasty: Contemporary Neurosurgery. 32:18, 2010.

Hindman BJ, Palecek JP, Posner KL, Traynelis VC, Lee LA, Sawin D, Tredway TL, Todd M, Domino KB: Cervical spinal cord, root, and bony spine injuries, J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 114:783-795, 2011.

Falavigna A, Righesso O, Traynelis VC, Teles AR, Guarise Da Silva P: Effect of deep wound infection following lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative disc disease on long-term outcome: a prospective study, J Neurosurg Spine 15:399-403, 2011.

Traynelis VC, Abode-Iyamah KO, Leick KM, Bender SM, MS, Greenlee JDW: Cervical decompression and reconstruction without intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, J Neurosurg Spine 16:107-113, 2012.

Updhyaya CD, Wu JC, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Tay B, Coric D, Trost G, Mummaneni PV: Analysis of the three United States FDA-IDE cervical arthroplasty trials, J Neurosurg Spine 16:216-228, 2012.

Traynelis VC, Leigh BC, Skelly AC.: Return to work rates and activity profiles: Are there differences between those receiving C-TDR and ACDF? Evid Based Spine Care J 3:47-52, 2012.
Ahmed R, Greenlee JDW, Traynelis VC: Preservation of spinal instrumentation following development of postoperative bacterial infections in patients undergoing spinal arthrodesis, J Spine Disord Tech 25:299-302, 2012

Kasliwal MK, Traynelis VC: Motion preservation in cervical spine: review. J Neurosurg Sci 56:13-25, 2012

Kasliwal MK, Traynelis VC. Hypertrophic posterior arch of atlas causing cervical myelopathy. Asian Spine J 6:284-286, 2012.

Carreon LY, Anderson PA, Traynelis VC, Mummaneni PV, Glassman, SD: Cost effectiveness of single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion five years after surgery. Spine, 38:471-5, 2013.

Kasliwal MK, Baskin DS, Traynelis VC: Failure of porous tantalum cervical interbody fusion devices. J Spinal Disord Tech, 5: 239-45, 2013.

Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC Iliac osteotomy to enhance exposure of the L45 interspace in minimally-invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion: a cadaveric feasibility study. J Neurosurg Spine 18:13 – 7, 2013.

Hirsch JA, Becker GJ, Derdeyn CP, Jayaraman MV, Traynelis VC, Meyers PM. Maintenance of certification: Part 2 – Continuous certification. J NeuroIntervent Surg 2013;00:1-5. doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010693.

Smith JS, Lafage V, Ryan DJ, Shaffrey CI, Scwab FJ, Patel AA, Brodke D, Arnold P, Riew D, Traynelis VC, Radicliffe K, Fehlings MG, Ames CP. Myelopathy scores are correlated to cervical sagittal balance and normalized spinal cord volume: an analysis of 56 preoperative cases from the AO North America Myelopathy Study and report of novel MRI cord morphometry technique. Spine in press.

Traynelis VC, Arnold PM, Fourney DR, Bransford RJ, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC. Alternative procedures for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: arthorplasty, oblique corpectomy, skip laminectomy: evaluation of comparative effectiveness and safety. Spine 38:S210-231, 2013.

Shamji MF, Massicotte EM, Traynelis VC, Norvell DC, Hermsmeyer JT, Fehlings MG. A comparison of anterior surgical options for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotec myelopathy: a systematic review. Spine, in press.

Fehlings MG, Wilson J, Barry S, Arnold PM, Riew D, Shaffrey C, Traynelis VC, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC. Predictors of symptom development in the asymptomatic patient with cervical cord compression, spinal canal narrowing, and/or ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament. Spine in press.

Ames CP, Blondel B, Scheer JK, Swab F, Le Huec J-C, Massicotte EM, Patel AA, Traynelis VC, Kim HJ, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Lafage V: Cervical radiographi alignment: comprehensive assessment techniques and potential importance in cervical myelopathy.Spine, in press.

Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Traynelis VC: Cervical spine clearance in obtunded patients without high impact trauma – are they any different? Clin Neurol and Neurosurg, in press.

Tan LA, Gerard CS, Anderson PA, Traynelis VC: Effect of machined interfacet allograft spacer on cervical foraminal height and area. J Neurosurg Spine, in press.

Books & Book Chapters

Ahmed R, Traynelis VC, Vaccaro AR: Occipitocervical and atlantoaxial methods of fusion: C1-2 fixation, Harms screw, Magerl screw, wiring, in Bridwell KH (ed): The Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery, 3rd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in press.

Burkus K, Haid R, Traynelis VC, Zdeblick T: Prestige LP technique and outcomes, in Mummaneni P, Kanter A, Wang M, Haid R (eds): Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, in press.

Walsh B., Traynelis V.C.: Cervical spine trauma. Subaxial injuries: Vertical compression injuries. Rothman Institute, 2010, pp. 377-383.

Walsh B, Traynelis VC: Evaluation and management of craniocervical dissociation, in Winn HR (ed): Youmans Neurological Surgery. Elsevier, in press.

Traynelis VC, O’Toole JE, Emery SE: Interbody strut techniques, in Benzel EC (ed): Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 3rd edition, in press.

Deutsch H, Eichholz KM, Haid RW Jr, Traynelis VC: Dorsal subaxial cervical instrumentation techniques, in Benzel EC (ed): Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 3rd edition, in press

Fontes R, Sawin PD, Goel VK, Traynelis VC: Cervical spine construct design, in Benzel EC (ed): Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 3rd edition, in press.

Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC: Application of artificial cervical disc, in Al-Mefty O (ed), Controversies in Neurosurgery, Thieme, in press.

Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC: Congenital malformation of the craniovertebral junction, in Dickman CA. Spetzler RF, Sonntag VKH, Bambakidis NC (ed): Surgery of the Craniorvertebral Junction, 2nd edition, Thieme, in press.

Kasliwal MK, Walsh B, Found E, Traynelis VC: Spondylolysis repair, in Vaccaro AR, Baron EM (eds): Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 2nd edition. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, in press.

Pracyk JB, Traynelis VC: Acute intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disc disease, in Loftus CM (ed): Neurosurgical Emergencies, 2nd edition, AANS, in press.
Traynelis VC, Fontes RBV: Legal aspects in the treatmet of lumbar disc disease, Vaccaro AR, Benzel E, Pinheiro-Franco JL, Michael-Meyer H (ed): Advaced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Dilivros Editora, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2010.

Kasliwal MK, O’Toole JE, Traynelis VC. Posterolateral approaches to the cervicothoracic junction and thoracic spine (transpedicular, costotransversectomy, lateral extracavitary, parascapular extrapleural approaches), Vaccaro A, Eck JC eds. in Surgical Atlas of Spinal OperationsJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2013.

Fontes RBV, Traynelis VC. MD. High Retropharyngeal approach to the Upper Cervical Spine, in Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations, Vaccaro A, Eck JC eds. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, in press.

Burkus JK, Haid RW Jr., Traynelis VC, Mummaneni PV. Prestige LP Technique and Outcomes, in Cervical spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges, Mummaneni, Kanter, Wang, Haid, eds. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, in press.
 

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