World-renowned doctor heads neurosurgery clinic at GEMC European Medical Center (GEMC, emcmos.ru/en) is the first institution among private clinical groups to open the clinic of neurology and neurosurgery as part of its multifunctional hospital on Shepkin Street in Moscow. Under the supervision of a world-renowned neurosurgeon Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Alexey […]
Despite the very real chance of living a seizure-free life, many epilepsy patients with an excellent surgical prognosis continue to walk away from the procedures. Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society agreed: It’s not always easy to convince a patient with refractory seizures that removing part of his or her brain […]
Intro: Cerebral cavernous malformations are benign lesions composed of abnormally stretched-out, thin-walled blood vessels clustered together and filled with blood. This paper reports a case of cerebral cavernous malformation located in the left subcortical nuclei region with additional venous angioma, and reviews the…
New EANS President Andre Grotenhuis discusses technical advances in neurosurgery, the role of the EANS, and why sports are important! The theme of EANS2015, our recent Annual Meeting in Madrid, was “Technical Advances in Neurosurgery” and it is undeniable that the specialty is evolving extremely rapidly. To name but a few of these advances: 1. functional preservation in glioma surgery using…
Are a few animal studies and a handful of human case reports enough to let physicians skirt institutional review boards? Two neurosurgeons in California did just that when they used Enterobacter aerogenes to infect the surgical wounds of three terminally ill glioblastoma patients. Two of the patients died from the infections. Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar […]
An investigative, minimally invasive surgery for reducing intracranial clot volume following an intracerebral hemorrhage showed promise in results from a phase II study. In the controlled study, 54 patients who underwent clot removal by minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) had a 10% increased rate of achieving a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 1-3 at 180 days, […]
Surgery was clearly superior to pharmacotherapy at relieving seizures in a study of patients with intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy who were no more than 2 years beyond the point where they failed to respond to adequate trials of two brand-name antiepileptic drugs.