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2-Year SRS-22r and ODI Patient-Reported Outcomes Accurately Correlate with 5-Year Patient-Reported Outcomes After Complex Spinal Fusion: A 5-Year Single Institutional Study of 118 Patients

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

3D Tractographic Printed Models and White Matter Dissections for Learning Visuospatial Orientation of Perisylvian Tracts

Sheantel Reihl

Tumor

Beneficial Effects of Cerebroprotein Hydrolysate in Acute Phase of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Ashok Aravinth Kumar, MCh. (India)

Trauma and Critical Care

Chronic poisoning and neurologic deficit of spine firearm bullet projectiles

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Spine

Extended Length of Stay After Cervical Spine Surgery: Sick Patients or Post-Operative Complications?

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Occiput stabilisation in the treatment of Atlanto-Axial dislocation with Basilar Invagination: Lesson learnt with an interesting case

Aadil Shaukat Chagla, MSMCh, IFAANS (India)

Spine

"Second Wave" Complications following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Russ P. Nockels, MD, FAANS

Spine

: Clinical outcomes of short term subdural-peritoneal shunt for progressive sub-dural fluid collection in children less than four years of age, a retrospective case series

Mark Stephens

Pediatrics

30-Day Complication and Readmission Rates Associated with Resection of Metastatic Spinal Tumors: A Single Institutional Experience

Aladine Abdalla Elsamadicy, B.E.

Tumor

3D-Navigation Guided Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion With Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws and 1-Year Outcomes

Ibrahim Hussain, MD

Spine

5-ALA Assisted Stereotactic Biopsies Demonstrate Improvement in Diagnostic Yield

Rachel Grossman, MD (Israel)

Tumor

5-ALA induced fluorescence for intraoperative detection of tumor infiltration in the surrounding brain tissue of brain metastases

Petra Mercea (Austria)

Tumor

A 3D-printed spine localizer: Proof of concept for online dissemination of novel surgical instruments

Peyman Pakzaban, MD, FAANS

Spine

A Case Series of Craniopharyngioma Patients in the Puerto Rico Medical Center, 2004-2014: Epidemiology and Management Analysis

Adriana Falcon Vazquez

Tumor

A Case Series: Pre-operative Internal Maxillary Artery Embolization Before Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction

Amber L. Valeri, DO

Cerebrovascular

A Characterization of Postoperative Complications Following Open Surgery for Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

Andrew Karl Rock

Cerebrovascular

A comparison of direct pars interarticularis repairs for spondylolysis and low grade spondylolisthesis: A meta-analysis

Nasser Mohammed

Spine

A Comparison of Measured pH, Salinity, Osmometry, Nephelometry, and Particulate Matter in Mannitol and Hypertonic Saline

Christopher Carr

Trauma and Critical Care

A computationally-efficient numerical method to derive reduced-order models for cerebral aneurysms

Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

A Decade of Intracerebral Hemorrhage in the United States: The Impact of Teaching Institutions

Sheetal Hegde

Cerebrovascular

A Direct Comparison of Prophylactic Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin versus Unfractionated Heparin in Neurosurgery: A Meta-Analysis

Mohamed Macki, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

A MAUDE Analysis of Complications Associated with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Max Ward

Stereotactic and Functional

A meta-analysis of outcomes and complications of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound in the treatment of Essential tremor

Nasser Mohammed

Stereotactic and Functional

First Place Stereotactic & Functional Eposter Award

A Multivariate Analysis of Various Factors in Predicting Early Mortality in Patients with Head Injury

Sunil Munakomi, MBBS, MS, MCh (Nepal)

Trauma and Critical Care

A New Perfusion Index to Determine the Collaterals Status in Acute Ischemic Stroke Using Multiparametric CT Perfusion

Ahmed J. Awad, MD

Cerebrovascular

A New Software Tool for ECoG Analysis: RAVE, R Analysis and Visualization of Electrocorticography

Patrick Jacob Karas, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

A non-invasive method for estimation of increased Intracranial Pressures in patients with Severe TBI using Optic Nerve Sheath diameter measured on initial CT Head

Gohar Majeed, DO

Trauma and Critical Care

A Novel Pump-Regulated Method of Lumbar Drain CSF Diversion For Evaluation of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Joel Zachary Passer, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

A Novel Technique to Minimize Tissue Disruption in Percutaneous Lumbar Screw Placement

Noojan Kazemi, MD

Spine

A pilot study of diffusion tensor imaging for corticospinal tract assessment and correlation to neurologic examination after endoscopic intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation

Jacopo Scaggiante

Cerebrovascular

A Pre-Operative Realignment of Atlanto-Occipital Dislocation

John Wilson

Trauma and Critical Care

A Proposal to Organize Nomenclature of Far and Extreme Lateral Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Tumor

A Purely Laparoscopic Approach to the Pineal Region

Andrew J. Kobets, MD

Tumor

A Quantiative Analysis of Neurosurgical Political Involvement; Politics, Participation, and Principal

Richard Menger, MD MPA

Socioeconomic

A Rare Case of Obstructive Hydrocephalus: Metastatic Carcinosarcoma of the Lung

Christopher P. Carroll, MD

Tumor

A Rare Etiology of Piriformis Syndrome: Piriformis Ganglion Cyst Masquerading as a Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor

Christopher P. Carroll, MD

Peripheral Nerve

First Place Peripheral Nerve Eposter Award

A Reduced Low Retrosigmoid Approach to Clip Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms

Daniel D. Cavalcanti, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

A Refined Brain Database to Study Transcriptomic Changes in Neurological Disease

Ashkaun Razmara

Tumor

A Retrospective Analysis of the Clinical Utility of the Tokuhashi Scale, and its Impact in Surgical Management of Spinal Metastatic Disease

Erika D. Leck, MD (Canada)

Spine

A Retrospective Review of SRS for ARUBA-Eligible BAVMs at a Single Centre

Lucas Tyler Vasas (Canada)

Cerebrovascular

A retrospective review of symptomatic Tarlov cysts

Brendan McShane

Spine

A retrospective sample the incidence and severity of dysphagia in single level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

Daniel Diaz-Aguilar

Spine

A Retrospective Study Comparing Surgical Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Cervical Spinal Stenosis and in Patients with Normal Cervical Spinal Canal Diameter

Bryan S. Lee, MD

Spine

A Review of Biomarkers use in Parkinson’s with Deep Brain stimulation: A Successful Past Promising a Bright Future

Luke Alan Mugge

Stereotactic and Functional

A Study to Quantify the Workload and Educational Experience of Neurosurgical Junior Residents While On-Call

William Edward Gordon, MD

Socioeconomic

A Sustained Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome is Associated with Shunt-Dependent Hydrocephalus after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Aaron Wessell, MD

Cerebrovascular

A Systematic Evaluation of Near-Infrared Imaging Systems in Intracranial Tumors

Steve Cho

Tumor

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Statins in Animal Models of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Dominic A. Nistal

Cerebrovascular

A Systematic Review of Surgical and Medical Management for Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy

Richard Rammo, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

A Virtual 3-Dimensional Tour of the Human Skull

Benjamin K. Hendricks, MD

Tumor

Ablation Dynamics of Subsequent Thermal Doses Delivered to Previously Heat-Damaged Tissue During Magnetic Resonance-guided Laser Induced Thermal Therapy for Intracerebral Pathologies

Sean Munier

Stereotactic and Functional

Accuracy of Administrative Health Data for Conducting Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance: a Bayesian Latent Class Analysis

Oliver Lasry, MD (Canada)

Trauma and Critical Care

Accuracy of Medical Oncologist Prognostication in the Operative Management of Spinal Metastatic Disease

James Miller

Tumor

Accuracy of Pre-Operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Differentiating Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

Reem Elwy, MBBCh (Egypt, Arab Rep.)

Spine

ACDF with with a zero-profile screw secured cage : 6 months Clinical and Radiological Follow Up

Patrick Peter Alexandre Fransen, MD, IFAANS (Belgium)

Spine

Acral Dysesthesia: A Diagnostic Criteria for Adult Chiari I Malformation?

Robert Asa Scranton, MD

Pain

Acute Immunohistochemical Changes in Murine Brain after Stereotactic Radiosurgery May Suggest Novel Intervention Targets

Lisa Anne Feldman, MD

Tumor | NREF-funded Author

Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage Leads to Poor Outcomes in Oncologic Patients with Disordered Bleeding

Kathryn Wagner, MD

Tumor

ACVR1-Mutant DIPGs Are Characterized by Aberrant Activin-Mediated BMP Signaling but May Lack Cytotoxic Response to Targeted ACVR1-Receptor Inhibition

Peter Madsen, MD

Tumor

Adaptable custom cranioplasty - 27 cases review and application to a resection of a skull tumor

Gilles Reuter, MD (Belgium)

Tumor

Additive Manufacturing of 3D Printed Customized Implant for Cranial Bone Defect Repair. A 3-case Report

Bruno Splavski, MD (Croatia)

Trauma and Critical Care

Administration of Idarucizumab in Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Sylvia Bele, MD, IFAANS (Germany)

Trauma and Critical Care

Adult Intramedullary Astrocytomas in Adult Patients

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Adult Spinal Deformity: The Influence of BMI on Achieving Postoperative Age-Adjusted-Alignment Goals

Muhammad Burhan Ud Din Janjua, MD

Spine

Second Place Spine Eposter Award

Adverse Events and their Risk Factors After Cervical Spine Surgery: Analysis from the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC)

Hesham Zakaria, MD

Spine

Age-Related Intra-Pipeline Stenosis: Complication or Benign Endothelial Healing

Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Aggressive use of opioids in trigeminal neuralgia patients: cross-sectional survey

Brendan McShane

Pain

Aggressive Ventricular Drainage of Cerebrospinal Fluid is Predictive of Clinical Outcomes Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Raghav Gupta

Cerebrovascular

Aging Population: Neurosurgical Treatment of Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma in the Elderly Patients

Uladzislau Ulasavets (Poland)

Trauma and Critical Care

Alternative Fixation Point in Occipitocervical Stabilization: Occipital Condyle Screw. Review of the Literature

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

History

An Argument for Neurogenic Induced Severe Apnea as the Potential Initiating Event in Sudden Death or Cardiopulmonary Arrest Following SAH. An Experimental Study and Review of the Literature

Gavin W. Britz, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

An Assessment of the Effect of Statin Therapy on Aneurysm Occlusion Rates after Pipeline Embolization

Georgios Maragkos

Cerebrovascular

An Audit of pH, Salinity, Osmometry, Nephelometry, and Particulate Matter in Commercially Available Hyperosmolar Solutions

Christopher Carr

Trauma and Critical Care

An Internally Randomized-Controlled Trial Comparing Accuracy, Radiation Time, and Radiation Exposure Using Computer-Assisted Instrument Tracking for Spine Procedures

Timothy Y. Wang, MD

Spine

Analysis and temporal evolution of extubation parameters for patients undergoing single stage circumferential cervical spine surgery

Mena G. Kerolus, MD

Spine

Analysis of Complications with Staged Surgery for Less Invasive Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity

Paul Park, MD, FAANS

Spine

Analysis of Outcomes Between Traditional Open Versus Mini-Open Approach in Surgical Treatment of Spinal Metastasis

Yamaan S Saadeh, MD

Spine

Analysis of risk factors of hematoma in non - surgical regions during brain tumor operations

Xiao Dong Ma, MD, PhD (China)

Tumor

Anatomic variations of the horizontal petrous segment of the internal carotid artery – an anatomic study with surgical implications.

Alexander Spiessberger (Switzerland)

Cerebrovascular

Anatomical Assessment of the Temporopolar Artery for Revascularization of Deeply Seated Recipients: Part 1 –Anterior Cerebral Artery

Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Anatomical Assessment of the Temporopolar Artery for Revascularization of Deeply Seated Recipients: Part 2 –Superior Cerebellar and Posterior Cerebral Arteries

Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Anemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with poor outcome and death

Oliver Ayling, MD (Canada)

Cerebrovascular

Anesthetics and perioperative protection on patients undergoing temporary clipping during intracranial aneurism surgery: New perspective

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Elderly in Hong Kong: A Retrospective Single Center Review

Natalie Ko, MD (Hong Kong)

Cerebrovascular

Angiographic “Blush” After Radiosurgery Ablation of a Residual Arteriovenous Malformation: Case Report and Literature Review

Daniel M. Heiferman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Angiographic Screening of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia by Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Luis Ascanio, MD

Cerebrovascular

Ank3: A Regulator of Neuronal Integration During Postnatal Neurogenesis

Gabriel Neves

Stereotactic and Functional

Annular Closure Device: A Report Of Three Years Experience

WAFA ABDULATEF ALDUAIS (Saudi Arabia)

Spine

Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. Analysis of a series of cases

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Anterior Greater Auricular Point: Novel Anatomical Landmark to Facilitate Greater Auricular Nerve Harvesting

Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Anterior Versus Posterior Approaches for Thoracic Disc Herniation: Association with Postoperative Complications

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Antidepressant Use Predicts Tumor Recurrence in Meningioma Patients with Long-term Follow Up

Joshua N. Loewenstern

Tumor

Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Usage Predicts Mortality after Burrhole or Craniotomy for Chronic Subdural Hematoma Evacuation

Gabriel A. Smith, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Appearance of de novo cervical spinal cord syrinx on sequential imaging in an asymptomatic child: Case report and literature review

David J. Donahue, MD, FAANS

Spine

Application of 3D Print Models in Epilepsy Surgery

Divaldo Camara Jr., MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Application of In-Utero Electroporation for Development of Novel Preclinical Model of CNS-Primitive Neuroectodermal-like Tumors: Preliminary results and technical note

Smruti K. Patel, MD

Tumor

Arachnoid Cyst-Vascular Loop Complex Causing Symptomatic Compression of the Medulla Oblongata: Case Report and Discussion.

Jehad Zakaria, MD

Tumor

Arch Laminoplasty and Lateral Mass Screws for Cervical Myeloradiculopathy with Reversal of Cervical Lordosis

Saikiran Murthy, DO

Spine

Assessing Residual Hematoma Volume During Endoscopic ICH Evacuation: Intraoperative Ultrasound and DynaCT Appear Unreliable

Christopher P. Kellner, MD

Cerebrovascular

Third Place Cerebrovascular Eposter Award

Assessing the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy after Stereotactic Radiosurgery on Cancer Recurrence and All-Cause Mortality

Timour Al-Khindi

Tumor

Assessment of Clinical Outcomes and Efficacy of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) in Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis with Debilitating Back Pain

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, FAANS

Spine

Assessment of Clinical Outcomes and Efficacy of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) in Obese Patients with Debilitating Back Pain From Spondylolisthesis

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, FAANS

Spine

Assessment of Motion Error for Frame-based and Non-Invasive Mask-based Fixation Using the Leksell Gamma Knife® IconTM Radiosurgery System

Arthur Carminucci, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Assessment of Surgical Freedom in the area of Basilar Artery Bifurcation: Is the Orbitozygomatic Approach Always the Best Choice for Basilar Apex Aneurysms?

Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Assessment of the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to the Basilar Apex Region for Aneurysm Clipping

Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Assessment of Understandability of Online Neurosurgical Patient Education Materials

Christian Lopez Ramos, MPH

Socioeconomic

Association Between Age and Post-Operative Diabetes Insipidus After Elective Endonasal Trans-Sphenoidal Pituitary Adenoma Resection

Hanna Kemeny

Tumor

Association of Excavation Process with Symptomatology in High Grade Stenotic Carotid Plaque

Hossein Mousavi, MD

Cerebrovascular

Astroblastoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Shawn Rai, MD

Tumor

Asyntomatic armoured brain - Radiologic Findings

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Trauma and Critical Care

Atlas-Independent Mapping of the Optimal Locus of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for the Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

James Michael Mossner

Stereotactic and Functional

Augmented Reality used for complex Pituitary Tumor Resection

Jeremy Steinberger, MD

Tumor

Autologous Clavicle Bone Graft versus Autologous Iliac Bone Graft in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Ahmed Hosameldin (Egypt, Arab Rep.)

Spine

Baicalin Provides Neuroprotection in Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury via Nrf2-ARE Signaling Pathway

Jiang Fang (China)

Trauma and Critical Care

Basic and clinical studies of new skull base tumor resection system for neuroendoscopic surgery

Hidehiro Oka, MD DMSc (Japan)

Tumor

Basilar Apex Aneurysms in the Setting of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Case Series and Anatomic Study

Daniel M. Heiferman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Beyond Biology: Impact of Marital Status and Socio-Economic-Index on Outcomes of Spinal Cord Tumors, Analysis from A National Cancer Registry

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Socioeconomic

Biasing Human Auditory Cortex Toward Conditioned Stimuli

Nitin Tandon, MD, FAANS

Stereotactic and Functional

Third Place Stereotactic & Functional Eposter Award

Biopsy versus partial versus gross total resection in patients with low-grade glioma: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kaiyun Yang, MD (Canada)

Tumor

Biotechnology Advances in Neuro-Oncology: A 2017 Progress Report

Kevin Kwan, MD

Tumor

Blíster like complex aneurysm treatment with two overlapping flow diverting stent in a patient with fibromuscular displasia

Marco Fabian Garcia, MD (Colombia)

Cerebrovascular

Bone Flap Salvage in the Neuro-Oncological Patient with Acute Surgical Site Infection

David Wallace, MD

Tumor

BRAF V600 mutation and BRAF kinase inhibitors in conjunction with stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial melanoma metastases: a multicenter retrospective study

Panagiotis Mastorakos, MD PhD

Tumor

Branch Vessel Patency Following Pipeline Embolization: Role of Vessel Diameter

Matthew Kole, MD

Cerebrovascular

Breaking the Bank and Breaking Our Back; Are We Spending Too Much on Spinal Fusions?

Shehryar Sheikh

Spine

Brief historical note of Hans Chiari (1851-1916)

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

History

Butterfly Glioma: A Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Features, Prognosis, and Optimal Treatment Approach

Faranak Dayani Dardashti

Tumor | NREF-funded Author

Cage-Screw and Anterior Plating Combination Reduces the Risk of Pseudarthrosis in Multi-level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Alan A. Stein

Spine

Capillary Telangiectasia in the Left Frontal Lobe: A Case Report

Jose Carlos Herrera (Mexico)

Cerebrovascular

Cardiac Arrest After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Sometimes Survivable with Good Outcomes

Justine Liang

Trauma and Critical Care

Cavernous Malformation: Descriptive Epidemiology from the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States

Samantha Colby

Cerebrovascular

Cavernous Malformations of the Brainstem: a population-based study of factors affecting treatment strategy

Nader Delavari, MD

Cerebrovascular

CD8+CD28- T cells contribute to immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment of malignant glioma

Kaleigh Marie Fetcko

Tumor

Cerebellar Fastigial Nucleus Is A Component Of The Intrinsic Neuroprotection System

Gavin W. Britz, MD, FAANS

Trauma and Critical Care

Cerebellopontine angle Epidermoid cysts: Lessons learnt

Aadil Shaukat Chagla, MSMCh, IFAANS (India)

Tumor

Cerebral abscess as a result of pulmonary arteriovenous fistula in a patient with Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome.

Oscar Medina-Carrillo, MD (Mexico)

Cerebrovascular

Cerebral Aneurysm Rebleeding; Do we know enough?

Omar El-Wardany, MD

Cerebrovascular

Cerebral Arterio- Venous Malformations: Effect of Partial Embolization on Cerebral Angioarchitecture.

Alexander Spiessberger (Switzerland)

Cerebrovascular

Cerebral Vasospasm After Open Fenestration of an Arachnoid Cyst in a 4-Year-Old Boy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Belinda Shao

Pediatrics

Cerebrovascular Pathology Treated Via the Oculomotor-Tentorial Triangle

Justin Robert Mascitelli, MD

Cerebrovascular

Cervical Alignment Comparative Analysis of Fixed Irreducible and Reducible Atlantoaxial Dislocations

Muhammad Burhan Ud Din Janjua, MD

Spine

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Awareness Project

Danielle M Terrell

Spine

Cervical Vertebral Artery Course Anomalies: A Retrospective Analysis of Anatomical Variance, Prevalence, and Clinical Implications in 1002 Patients

Faranak Dayani Dardashti

Trauma and Critical Care

First Place Trauma and Critical Care Eposter Award

Change over time in age of surgical intervention for Parkinson's Disease

Ali Tafreshi

Socioeconomic

Changes in Incidence, Etiology, Concurrent Injuries and Complications Among 488,262 Traumatic Cervical Fractures from 2005-2013

Muhammad Burhan Ud Din Janjua, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Changes in Thyroid Hormone Release after Aneurysmatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Sylvia Bele, MD, IFAANS (Germany)

Trauma and Critical Care

Changing the Paradigm of Intracranial Hypertension in Brain Tumor Patients: A Study Based on Non-Invasive ICP Measurements

Javier Fandino, MD, IFAANS (Switzerland)

Trauma and Critical Care

Characterising the Glioblstoma Progression Phenotype by using Preoperative Quantitative MR Radiomics

Jiun Lin Yan (Taiwan)

Tumor

Characteristics of Acute Traumatic Convexity Subdural Hematomas at a Level I Trauma Center

Arati Patel

Trauma and Critical Care

Characteristics of Alcohol-related Injuries in Cambodia

Kim Uy

Trauma and Critical Care

Characteristics of Cyst Development After Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

Ali Alattar

Tumor

Characteristics Of The Plasticity Of The Motor Cortex In Patients With Recurrent Brain Tumors As Determined By MEG-Based Motor Mapping

Phiroz Erach Tarapore, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Characterization of Kyphosis in Traumatic Thoracolumbar Fractures over a One-Year Period at LAC+USC Medical Center

Arati Patel

Spine

Characterization of Pipeline Flex Delivery Wire Recapture in 85 Consecutive Deployments

Jessica K. Campos, MD

Cerebrovascular

Characterizing Pediatric Hydrocephalus in Patients Under Two Years of Age in Bangladesh

Meghal Shah

Pediatrics

Characterizing the Treatment and Risk Factors Impacting Outcomes and Spinal Deformity for Pediatric Neuroblastoma

Hilary Wright

Spine

Choice of Closing Suture in Lumbar Spinal Surgery and Post-Operative Infection, an Investigation

Tim Beutler, MD

Spine

Chromosomal alterations in meningiomas associate with anatomic location independent of tumor grade

Wenya Linda Bi, MD, PhD

Tumor

Chromosomal Loci Linked to Small Posterior Fossa Phenotype in Families with Multigenerational Chiari I Malformation

Davis Palmer Argersinger, B.S.

Pediatrics

Second Place Pediatrics Eposter Award

Clinic Satisfaction Tool Facilitates Patient Communication, Improves Satisfaction and Provides Immediate Physician Feedback

Rasheedat Zakare-Fagbamila

Spine

Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes of Thoracolumbar Fusions Using Intraoperative CT Guidance (O-Arm) and Stereotactic Navigation (StealthStation): Analysis in Spinal Trauma Populations

Kyle Anthony Smith, MD

Spine

Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes of Thoracolumbar Fusions Using Intraoperative CT Guidance (O-Arm) and Stereotactic Navigation (StealthStation): Subgroup Analysis in Spinal Trauma and Ankylosing Spondylitis Populations

Kyle Anthony Smith, MD

Spine

Clinical Outcome and Accuracy of Robotic-Assisted Deep Brain Stimulation in an Asleep Cohort of Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Carter S. Gerard, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Clinical Outcomes after Surgical Revascularization for Hemorrhagic Moyamoya Disease

Kumar Abhinav, MBBS FRCS (SN)

Cerebrovascular

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Hyponatremia After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Clinical Outcomes for Pipeline Deployment in Treating Wide-neck Aneurysms at the Internal Carotid Artery Terminus

Amit Pujari

Cerebrovascular

Clinical Outcomes of Children Evaluated for Shunt Malfunction in the Emergency Department

Ashkaun Razmara

Pediatrics

Clinical Outcomes of Neonatal Aqueductal Stenosis

Edward G. Andrews, MD

Pediatrics

Third Place Pediatrics Eposter Award

Clinical Outcomes Research in Lumbar Spine Surgery: Are 2 year follow-ups necessary?

Oliver Ayling, MD (Canada)

Spine

Clinical Presentation and Natural History of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Cavernous Malformations

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Clinical Presentation and Optimal Management of Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors Based on 99 Cases

Hirokazu Takami, MD, PhD

Tumor

Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Risk Factors for Cerebral Vasospasm Following aSAH in a High-Risk Urban Area

Belinda Shao

Cerebrovascular

Clinically Silent Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas: A Single Center Series of 20 Patients

Janelle Cyprich, BS

Tumor

Combined Anterior-Posterior Retrojugular Approach To Common Carotid-Distal Vertebral Artery Bypass: An Anatomical Study

Sheantel Reihl

Cerebrovascular

Combined Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations in the Hybrid Operating Room

Ji-Zong Zhao, MD, IFAANS (China)

Cerebrovascular

Combined Thalamic and Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Acquired Dystonia

Richard Aaron Robison, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Communication Between Neurosurgeons and Caregivers after Resection of Pediatric Brain Tumor

Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANS

Pediatrics

Comparative Analysis of Far-lateral versus Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches for Clipping of Proximal AICA Aneurysms

Alaa Montaser, MD

Cerebrovascular

Comparative Durability and Costs Analysis of Ventricular Shunts

Nitin Agarwal, MD

Socioeconomic

Comparing Outcomes of Fusion versus Discectomy Alone for One-time Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Comparison of Coiling, Liquid Embolics, and Combined Treatment for Endovascular Vessel Sacrifice in 39 Patients

Michael Alexander Silva

Cerebrovascular

Comparison of Nine Commonly Cited Scoring Systems in Metastatic Spine Disease

Ali Karim Ahmed

Spine

Comparison of Pipeline Embolization Device and Stent-Assisted Coiling for the Treatment of Communicating Segment Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms

Alejandro Enriquez-Marulanda (Colombia)

Cerebrovascular

Comparison of Treatment and Outcomes for Glioblastoma Multiforme at a Public and Private Hospital

Gabriel Zada, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Complications and 30-Day Readmission After Endonasal Trans-Sphenoidal Pituitary Adenoma Resection: A Single Institutional Study of 97 Consecutive Patients

Aladine Abdalla Elsamadicy, B.E.

Tumor

Complications Profile in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Lumbar Spine Decompression and Fusion

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Comprehensive Molecular Profiling of Central and Extraventricular Neurocytomas

Mark William Youngblood

Tumor

Concurrent Resection of a Sylvian Arteriovenous Malformation and Clipping of Flow-Related Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Technical Nuances

Dale Ding, MD

Cerebrovascular

Conflict of Interest Policies and Disclosure Requirements in Neurosurgical Journals

Madeleine Patricia de Lotbiniere-Bassett, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Continuous Subcortical Monitoring Improves Surgical and Functional Outcome during Resection of Motor Eloquent Brain Tumors

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Tumor

Third Place Tumor Eposter Award

Contralateral Acute ICA Occlusion Following Revascularization Surgery for Moyamoya Disease

Eric Sussman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Contributing Factors to Poor Outcomes in the Elderly Following Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Malignant MCA Stroke: A Systematic Review

Luke Alan Mugge

Cerebrovascular

Correlation between PROMIS instruments with Neck disability index (NDI) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) following spine surgery.

Mayur Sharma, MD

Spine

Cortical Plasticity of Language Function in Glioma Patients as Measured by nrTMS

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Tumor

Cost Containment in Healthcare: The Role of Neurosurgery

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for the Treatment of Basilar Tip Aneurysms

Laligam N. Sekhar, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Cranoiplasty with Titanium Mesh – The Post Operative Period Implications

Ashok Aravinth Kumar, MCh. (India)

Trauma and Critical Care

CT vs MR Imaging in Estimating Cochlear Radiation Dose During Gamma Knife Surgery for Vestibular Schwannomas

Andrew Faramand

Stereotactic and Functional

CT-based Neurosurgical Epidemiology: Patterns of Hydrocephalus in Rural Haiti

Ernest Barthelemy, MD

Socioeconomic

CyberKnife Radiosurgery in the Multimodal Management of Acromegaly Patients with Invasive Macroadenoma: a Single Center's Experience

Alvaro Amorin

Stereotactic and Functional

CyberKnife Radiosurgery in the Multimodal Management of Patients with Cushing’s Disease

Alvaro Amorin

Stereotactic and Functional

Dark as Night: Spelunking for Spinal Solitary Fibrous Tumors in the Differential T2 Hypointensity

Lucas P. Carlstrom, MD, PhD

Spine

Day to Day Stressors Felt Most by a Neurosurgical Team at a Busy Academic/Trauma Center

Gary Robert Simonds, MD, FAANS

Trauma and Critical Care

DBS in a Three Year Old Child with Secondary Dystonia Due to Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

Nils Warneke, MD (Germany)

Stereotactic and Functional

Decompressive Craniectomy in Aneurysms Surgery- When and How to do it?

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Decompressive Craniectomy in Pediatric Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Leads to Excellent Outcomes.

Cecilia Dalle Ore, BA

Trauma and Critical Care

Decompressive Laminectomy is a Preferred Treatment for Cervical Myeloradiculopathy in the Elderly

Maureen Darwal, DO

Spine

Defining the Minimum Clinically Important Difference for Grade I Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Insights from the Quality Outcomes Database

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine | NeuroPoint Data | NREF-funded Author

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy in the United States, 2002-2014: A Silent Epidemic

Jetan Badhiwala, MD (Canada)

Spine

Delayed Cortical Spreading Depression Following a Subdural Hematoma Evacuation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jehad Zakaria, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Delayed Leptomeningeal Metastasis of an Adult Anaplastic Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Douglas Edwin Anderson, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Depression and Glioblastoma, Complicated Concomitant diseases: a meta-analysis of published literature

Luke Alan Mugge

Tumor

Detecting Time-Delayed Directional Coupling with Transfer Entropy and Multivariate Granger Causality

Samuel Daly

Stereotactic and Functional

Detection of ACTH levels in Pituitary Tumors from Cushing’s Disease Patients using 1H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

David S. Baskin, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Developing a Comprehensive Quality Improvement Registry for DBS in Parkinson’s Disease

James McInerney, MD, FAANS

Stereotactic and Functional

Development and validation of clinical prediction models of survival and clinical outcomes for patients with metastatic epidural spinal disease: A systematic review

Anick Nater-Goulet, MD (Canada)

Tumor

Development of mass cytometry probes for detection of T-cells reacting to a multi-epitope vaccine in glioma patients

Neil Almeida

Tumor

Development of surgical simulation models to evaluate surgical skills and microsurgical robotic system for endo-nasal deep surgical fields

Akio Morita, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Japan)

Tumor

Diagnosing Trigeminal Neuralgia through Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Eliza Pelrine

Pain

Difference in Independent Patient Factors Associated with 30- and 90-Day Unplanned Readmission Rates After Elective Lumbar Spinal Fusion Versus Laminectomy: A National Trend Analysis of 152,426 Patients

Aladine Abdalla Elsamadicy, B.E.

Spine

Differential diagnosis of intracranial non-neoplastic cystic lesions

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Tumor

Differential Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation on Immunoregulatory Markers in Primary versus Recurrent Glioblastoma

Adam Leibold

Tumor

Differential Effects of Neuregulin-1 Isoforms on Myelin Regeneration Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Betsy Salazar

Spine

Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Presenting As a Cerebellopontine Angle Mass: Case Report and Discussion

Jehad Zakaria, MD

Tumor

Direct Microscopic Comparison of 5-ALA, Fluorescein Sodium and ICG for Detection of Malignant Glioma Border

Mark C. Preul, MD

Tumor

Direct Upfront Costs of Stereotactic Laser Ablation in the United States: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample 2010-2014

Michael Gregory Brandel, BA

Stereotactic and Functional

Disparities in Complex Spinal Coding and Reimbursements

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Dissecting perforator aneurysm of the basilar trunk. Case report and literature review.

Thomas Schmidt, MD (Germany)

Cerebrovascular

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Occuring Intraoperatively After Severe Head Injury

Serge Eddy Teneku Mba, MBChB (Zimbabwe)

Trauma and Critical Care

Distress and Psychosocial Risk in Families with Newly Diagnosed Brain Tumors

Brandon G. Rocque, MD, MS, FAANS

Pediatrics

Do pre-residency factors accurately predict subsequent surgical resident performance? A systematic review and its applicability to neurosurgery training

Scott Zuckerman, MD

Socioeconomic

Does intraoperative rupture of cerebral aneurysm influence the outcome of microsurgical clipping of aneurysm

Gopal Raman Sharma, MD, IFAANS (Nepal)

Cerebrovascular

Does Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus Increase the Risk of Post-Operative Infections after Elective Spine Surgery: Do most Infections occur in Carriers?

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Does Patient Selection Account for the Perceived Cost Savings in Outpatient Spine Surgery?

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Does the Coexistence of Multiple Segmental Rib Fractures in Polytrauma Patients Presenting with “Major” Vertebral Fracture Affect Care and Acute Outcomes?

Mohammed Ali Alvi, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Downregulation of LRRC8A Protein Decreases GBM Proliferation and Increases Sensitivity to Temozolomide and Carmustine

Sebastian Rubino, MD

Tumor

Draining vein of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula perforating the dura at segments different from the fistula: atypical course complicates surgery

Satoru Shimizu, MD (Japan)

Spine

Drivers of Cost in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Inamullah Khan

Spine

Droplet Digital PCR Analysis of CSF for Diagnosis of DIPG Histone Gene H3F3A K27M Mutation

Stefanie Stallard, B.A.

Tumor

Drug-Loaded and EGFR-Targeted Nano-Syringes Successfully Treat Intracranial Glioma in Mouse Models

David S. Baskin, MD, FAANS

Tumor

DTI Fiber Tracking of Arithmetic Processing Pathways in Brain Tumor Patients

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Tumor

Dual Endovascular Open Microsurgical Management of Complex, Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms

Jonathan Riffle, MD

Cerebrovascular

Dural Inversion for Pediatric Moyamoya Disease: 20-Year Experience

Monika Pyarali

Cerebrovascular

Early Ambulation Leads to Decreased Length of Hospital Stays in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Laminectomy

James Ebot, MD

Spine

Early Cement Augmentation after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture is Associated with Reduced Persistent Opioid Prescribing

Jay Nathan, MD

Spine

Early chemical DVT prophylaxis after SCI is safe and effective: Pilot Prospective Data

Anthony DiGiorgio, DO

Spine

Early Postoperative Delineation of Residual Tumor after Low-Grade Glioma Resection by Probabilistic Quantification of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging

Moritz Scherer, MD (Germany)

Tumor

Early Repair of Frontoethmoidal Encephaloceles Reverses Abnormal Frontal Bone Development

Paramita Das, MD

Pediatrics

Early Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Medically Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia

Ching-Jen Chen, MD

Pain

Early Surgical Treatment Using Anterior Intra-operative Reduction for Acute Traumatic Sub-Axial Cervical Spine Injuries

Domenico Antonio Gattozzi, MD

Spine

EC-IC Bypass for Unstable Cerebrovascular Insufficiency: Case Report and Literature Review

Daniel M. Heiferman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Effect of Closure Mechanism Device on the Incidence of Acute Ipsilateral Femoral Deep Vein Thrombosis Post Angiogram in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Jonathan Nakhla, MD

Cerebrovascular

Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on aneurysm occlusion rates post pipeline flow diversion treatment

Mohamed Salem

Cerebrovascular

Effect of Prophylactic Intraventricular Vancomycin Administration on Pediatric Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infection Rate

Kunal P. Raygor, MD

Pediatrics

Effect of Vagal Nerve Stimulation on Weight Loss

Joseph McMordie, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Effectiveness of Perioperative Antiepileptic Drug Prophylaxis for Early and Late Seizures Following Oncologic Neurosurgery: a Meta-Analysis

Evan F. Joiner, BA

Tumor

First Place Tumor Eposter Award

Effects of the water-utilization agents Gorei-san and Sairei-tou on chronic subdural hematoma in elderly patients

Yutaka Kai, PhD (Japan)

Trauma and Critical Care

Efficacy and Safety of First Line Embolization Policy to Control Seizures in Patients with Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

Alexey L. Krivoshapkin, MD (Russian Federation)

Cerebrovascular

Efficacy of Mutant Interleukin-13 alpha-2 Receptor –Targeted Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Intracranial Brain Tumor Model

Darya Nesterova

Tumor

Efficacy of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring during Clipping of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Cerebrovascular

Efficacy of unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis

Yasuhiro Chiba, MD (Japan)

Spine

Elastic fusion enables fusion of intraoperative MRI data with preoperative neuronavigation data

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Tumor

Elastically Deformable Cervical Plate Promotes Rapid Robust Bone Fusion

Darryl J. Dirisio, MD, FAANS

Spine

Elderly Patients Are at Increased Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage after Blunt Head Trauma

Arati Patel

Trauma and Critical Care

E-learning in Neurosurgical Education - What Can We Learn From Other Surgical Specialties?

Thomas Ostergard, MD

History

Email as an Encumbrance to Physician-Patient Communication

William C. Welch, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

En-Bloc Resection of a T4 Chondromyxoid Fibroma Invading the Chest Wall and Thoracic Cavity

Shawn Rai, MD

Spine

Endoscopic and Open Surgical Treatment of Sagittal Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Han Yan, MD (Canada)

Pediatrics

Endoscopic cystoventriculostomy of an arachnoid cyst using a neuroendovascular stent to maintain patency

Grace Kathleen DeHoff

Pediatrics

Endoscopic Endonasal Extradural Transdorsum Posterior Clinoidectomy to Access the Posterosuperior Compartment of the Cavernous Sinus

Aakash Shah

Tumor

Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Rathke’s Cleft Cyst: Technical Nuances and Surgical Outcomes

Alaa Montaser, MD

Tumor

Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy; Experience Of 89 cases.

Ahmed Sayed Abdallah, MRCS, MD (Egypt, Arab Rep.)

Spine

Endoscopic Repair of Encephalocele in Paediatrics: a Systematic Review

Thana Namer (Saudi Arabia)

Pediatrics

Endoscopic Transforamenal Transchoroidal Approach to the Third Ventricle

Oluwaseun O. Akinduro, MD

Tumor

Endoscopically-Assisted Targeted Retrosigmoid Keyhole Approaches for Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm, and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia: Quantitative Anatomical Study and Case Examples

Mark C. Preul, MD

Pain

Endovascular Management of Multiple Dysplastic Aneurysms in a Young Male With an Unknown Underlying Etiology: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Mansour Hassan Mathkour, MD

Cerebrovascular

Endovascular Management of Pediatric Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformation

Craig P. Schreiber, DO

Cerebrovascular

Endovascular mechanical thombectomy in large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke presenting with low NIHSS: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Christoph Johannes Griessenauer, MD

Cerebrovascular

Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke under General Anesthesia versus Conscious Sedation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Adeel Ilyas, MD

Cerebrovascular

First Place Cerebrovascular Eposter Award

Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Middle Cerebral Artery M2 Segment Occlusion: A Systematic Review

Ching-Jen Chen, MD

Cerebrovascular

Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: a systematic review

Adeel Ilyas, MD

Cerebrovascular

Endovascular vs Microsurgical Treatment of Ruptured Tiny Intracranial Aneurysms

Miracle Chiomimi Anokwute, MD

Cerebrovascular

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) improves postoperative mobilization and ambulation in elective spinal and peripheral nerve surgery

Tracy Ma Flanders, MD

Spine

Third Place Spine Eposter Award

Ependymal Cyst with unusual presentation: Case report and relevant of literature

Fortuné Gankpe, MD (Morocco)

Tumor

Epidemiologcal characteristics of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in State of Qatar

Ghaya AL Rumaihi, MD (Qatar)

Cerebrovascular

ER Management of Seizures Following Craniotomy - A Quality Initiative

William Romulus Yarborough Carlton Jr., MD

Socioeconomic

ERAS: Optimizing Care for the Spine Surgery Patient

Vikram Chakravarthy, MD

Spine

Erosive Tarlov's Cyst in the Thoracic Spine: Surgical Indications and Literature Review

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Spine

Evaluating Cervical Deformity Corrective Surgery Outcomes at 1-Year Using Current Patient-Derived and Functional Measures; Are they Adequate?

Muhammad Burhan Ud Din Janjua, MD

Spine

Evaluating the Association Between Extent of Resection and Survival in Gliosarcoma

Fahad Ahmed

Tumor

Evaluating the Therapeutic Relevance of Targeting TWIST1 Through Loss of Function Studies in Human Glioblastoma

Andrei M Mikheev

Tumor

Evaluation of 31-P-MR-Spectroscopy in brain metastases correlated to histopathological results

Johannes Kerschbaumer, MD (Austria)

Tumor

Evaluation of 31-P-MR-Spectroscopy in malignant glioma correlated with histopathological results and intraoperative fluorescence

Christian F Freyschlag, MD (Austria)

Tumor

Evidence from the Epidemiology, Process and Outcomes of Spine Oncology (EPOSO) cohort: Surgical versus Radiation therapy for the treatment of Cervical Metastases.

Laurence D. Rhines, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Evolution of the Cerebrum: Insights from Topological Phylogenetics on Microsurgical Anatomy, Pathology and Approaches to the Limbic and Paralimbic Regions

Jeffrey M. Sorenson, MD, FAANS

History

Third Place History Eposter Award

Exome Sequencing Identifies Damaging De Novo MYH9 Mutation Associated with a Large Congenital Hemangioma of the Scalp

Elena Fomchenko, MD, PhD

Pediatrics

Experience of Transnasal Pituitary Surgery In Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

Okezie Obasi Kanu, MD (Nigeria)

Tumor

Experience with Recurrent Glioblastoma Surgery plus Intraoperative Balloon Electronic Brachytherapy

Alexey L. Krivoshapkin, MD (Russian Federation)

Tumor

Experiential Summary of 286 Cases of Brain Surgery in Older Adults Using A Navigable Tubular Retractor System for the Trans-sulcal Removal of Deep-Seated Brain Tumors & Vascular Hemorrhages, Malformations & Lesions

Martina Cartwright

Tumor

Expression Patterns of Transcription Factors Influencing Oligodendrogliogenesis in Porcine Spinal Cord

Zachary Miller

Spine

Extended Length of Stay After Lumbar Spine Surgery: Sick Patients, Post-Operative Complications or Practice Style Differences Among Hospitals and Physicians

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Extending the Indications for Choroid Plexus Resection

Tuong Vy Dang

Pediatrics

External injury, trauma and avoidable deaths in rural South Africa

Idara John Edem, MD (Canada)

Trauma and Critical Care

External ventricular drain output predicts symptomatic vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

Lucas P. Carlstrom, MD, PhD

Cerebrovascular

Externalization of IT Pump System During Removals to Prevent Baclofen Withdrawal

Vishad V. Sukul, MD

Pain

Extraosseous Intradural Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

William J. Steele, MD

Spine

Facetectomy and Fusion vs Facetectomy alone for Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection.

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Facial Nerve Preserving Subtotal Resection: A Single Surgeon Perspective

Oluwaseun O. Akinduro, MD

Tumor

Factors Associated with Cognitive Improvement and Cognitive Dysfunction after Carotid Endarterectomy

Trae Robison

Cerebrovascular

Factors Associated with Increased Survival in Patients Undergoing 3 or More Resections of Recurrent Glioblastoma

Kalil G. Abdullah, MD

Tumor

Factors Associated with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dependency Following Glioblastoma Resection

Prateek Agarwal

Tumor

Factors impacting tumor control following single fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for malignant spine tumors.

Mayur Sharma, MD

Tumor

Failure Pressure and Mechanism of Failure of Bile Bag and Jackson-Pratt Bulb Under Compression

Steven Tenny, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

FAP alpha-CXCL12-CXCR4 Pathway in Glioblastoma: An Underappreciated Therapeutic Target?

John Lynes, MD

Tumor

Fatal Hemorrhage of a Large Cerebral Capillary Telangiectasia

Mohamad Ali Kesserwan (Canada)

Cerebrovascular

Feasibility of Brain Tumor Surgery Guided by High Resolution Intraoperative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging, Phantom Study

Alexey L. Krivoshapkin, MD (Russian Federation)

Tumor

Female Physicians Are Underrepresented in Recognition Awards from Specility Societies

Ebonye Green, APRN

History

FIESTA MRI for the Assessment of Delayed Enhancement of Fat Graft after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery

Naveed Kamal

Tumor

Filum Terminale Division Has Excellent Outcomes, Minimal Complication Risk, and Rare Secondary Re-Tethering

Bridget V. MacDonald

Pediatrics

First experience with the topping off technique using semi-rigid stabilization of the lumbar spine

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Spine

First-line Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma with the Subdural Evacuating Port System

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS

Trauma and Critical Care

Third Place Trauma and Critical Care Eposter Award

Fitter Neurosurgeons Make Happier Neurosurgeons! Incorporating an Exercise Regimen Into the Academic Schedule

Gary Robert Simonds, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Flow Diversion for the Treatment of Intracranial Dissecting Aneurysms: A Single Center Experience

Amanda Vilate Jenson, MD

Cerebrovascular

Follow the Money: Quantifying Race-Based Inequities in Neurosurgical Spending

Shehryar Sheikh

Socioeconomic

Third Place Socioeconomic Eposter Award

For petrous apex meningioma induced trigeminal pain, Surgery produces better pain control compared to radiosurgery.

Mohamed Ali (Egypt, Arab Rep.)

Tumor

Foramen Magnum Syndrome After Iatrogenic CSF Leak From Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Case Series

Shawn Rai, MD

Spine

Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery (FSRS) for brain metastases using Novalis Tx

Gi-Taek Yee (Republic of Korea)

Tumor

From the Heart to the Brain: Thalamic Abscess with An Undiagnosed Heart Malformation

Ebonye Green, APRN

Trauma and Critical Care

Fully endoscopic microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm

Tracy Ma Flanders, MD

Pain

Functional Neural Tract Sparing Stereotactic Radiosurgery using Plato’s Computer Augmented Virtual Environment and Diffusing Tensor Imaging Mapping

Robert Asa Scranton, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia Caused by a Pontine Cavernous Malformation: Case Report and Literature Review

Matthew W. Pease, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Genomic Connectivity Networks of the Developing Human Brain

Catherine A. Ziats, MD

Pediatrics

First Place Pediatrics Eposter Award

Giant intracranial meningioma: Technical challenges, surgical outcome and clinico-pathological factors influencing survival

Vinayak Narayan, M.Ch

Tumor

Global Assessment Of Neurosurgeons Socioeconomic Status

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Health care utilization and overall costs based on opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

Mayur Sharma, MD

Spine

Health Economical Research for Cell Therapy against Stroke

Hideo Shichinohe, MD (Japan)

Socioeconomic

Hemangioblastoma of the Central Nervous System: An Epidemiological Analysis from the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States

Ghaith Habboub, MD

Tumor

Hemangiopericytoma Misdiagnosed for Anaplastic Ependymoma

Yasaman Alam

Tumor

Hemicraniectomy as a Life-Saving Measure in Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis, a Rare Variant of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.

Brian Patrick Curry, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Hemorrhage Associated With External Ventricle Drain Placement In Aneurysmal Sub Arachnoid Hemorrhage Patients On Dual Anti Platelet Therapy: A Retrospective Analysis

Joseph Scott Hudson

Cerebrovascular

Heterotopic Ossification, Is it Clinically Relevant? Clinical Implications and Risk Factors after Cervical Total Disc Replacement at 7-Years

David Cavanaugh, MD, FAANS

Spine

High Cervical Antero-Lateral Retropharyngeal (HCALR) Approach

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Spine

High safety-net hospital burden carries higher failure-to-rescue rates in stroke interventions

Arati Patel

Cerebrovascular

Higher Expression of Beclin 1 in Human Meningiomas is Related to Better Outcome in both Survival and Pathological Grade

Keng-Liang Kuo, MD, MS (Taiwan)

Tumor

Home versus Rehab: Factors that Influence Disposition after MIS Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Khoi Duc Than, MD

Spine

How to Build Neurosurgery Centers in War-Wrecked Countries?

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

How to Spare the Inner Ear Structures during the Posterior IAM Wall Opening: Literature Review

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Tumor

Hydrocephalus in Africa, the Zimbabwe Experience: A Single Institution Study

Serge Eddy Teneku Mba, MBChB (Zimbabwe)

Pediatrics

Identification of Twist1 Binding Partners in Glioblastoma

Pooja Gandhi

Tumor

Identifying and Characterising Temporalis Muscle Artefacts in Intracranial Electrode Recordings

Kiefer Forseth

Stereotactic and Functional

Identifying pseudoprogression in glioblastoma multiforme: the role of radiation planning and clinical course

Benjamin T. Himes, MD

Tumor

Identifying the determinants of Spinal Injury as a result of car accidents. An approach towards prevention of Spinal injuries.

Muhammad Usman Anwar, MD MS (Pakistan)

Spine

Image-guided minimally invasive evacuation of intracerebral hematoma: A matched cohort study comparing endoscopic and tubular exoscopic systems

Christoph Johannes Griessenauer, MD

Cerebrovascular

Immediate postoperative biplanar and rotational angiography during neurovascular surgery.

Thomas Schmidt, MD (Germany)

Cerebrovascular

Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality Improves Learning and Retention of Neuroanatomy in Medical Students: A Randomized Controlled Design

Jenna Mann (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Immunotherapies for Pituitary Adenomas Resistant to Standard Therapies: A meta-analysis of potential therapeutic targets and current developments

Luke Alan Mugge

Tumor

Implementing Augmented Reality in Neurosurgical Training and Preoperative Planning

Timur Urakov, MD

Tumor

Implications of Long-term Pseudarthrosis Rates in Oncologic Spinal Patients Following Non-isocentric Radiosurgery

Michael Zhang, MD

Spine

In silico and ex vivo characterization of extracellular matrix (ECM) heterogeneity in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)

Zeynep Dereli Korkut, PhD

Tumor

In Vitro Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of Polymer-based Steroid Delivery In Neural Tissue Injury

Timur Urakov, MD

Spine

Incidence and Predisposing Features of Spontaneous Obliteration in Untreated Brain Arteriovenous Malformations

Jason Anthony Liew

Cerebrovascular

Incidence and Risk Factors of Wound Complications in Long Segment Instrumented Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusions

Kimberly Hu

Spine

Incidence of C5 Palsy after Posterior Cervical Procedures: Analysis of Risk Factors using Pre-operative Clinical and Radiographic Measurements

Yi-Ren Chen, MD

Spine

Incidence of Durotomy in Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Barrow Neurological Institute Prospective Data Analysis

Benjamin K. Hendricks, MD

Spine | NeuroPoint Data

Incidence of Durotomy in Spine Surgery: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis

Ryan Michael Holland, MD

Spine

Incidence of Instrument Failures and Wound Complications in the Management of Osteomyelitis/Spondylodiscitis of the Cervical Spine: A Systematic Review

Amy Julia Wang

Spine

Increase Incidence and Risk of Epidural Scarring with Injection Therapies

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Spine

Increased in-hospital costs are associated with higher risk neurosurgical patients

Daniel Jin Hoh, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Increased length of stay beyond expected are associated with lower Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores.

Gabriel A. Smith, MD

Spine

Increased Perioperative Complications Among Spine Surgery Patients Receiving Older Blood

Taylor Purvis

Spine

Independent Associations with 30- and 90-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery: A National Trend Analysis of 144,123 Patients

Aladine Abdalla Elsamadicy, B.E.

Spine

Induction Chemoradiotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone for Superior Sulcus Lung Cancer

Alan A. Stein

Tumor

Industry Financial Relationships in Neurosurgery in 2015: Analysis of the Sunshine Act Open Payments Database

Madeleine Patricia de Lotbiniere-Bassett, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Infection Incidence Associated with External Ventriculostomy Placement: A Comparison of Outcomes in the ED, ICU, and OR

Gurkirat Kohli

Trauma and Critical Care

Infectious intracranial aneurysm: preceding risk factors and long term clinical outcome of surgical treatment

Beata Durcanova

Cerebrovascular

Influence of Racial Disparities on Short- and Long-Term Perception of Health Status and Patient Reported Satisfaction After Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery

Aladine Abdalla Elsamadicy, B.E.

Socioeconomic

Inhibition of protein phosphatase-2A, with novel inhibitor LB-100, achieves durable immune-mediated antitumor activity when combined with PD-1 blockade by hyper activation of MTORC1 signaling

Sze Chun Ho, MD

Tumor

Initial Experience of Minimally Invasive Intracranial Hematoma Evacuation with Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device – A Case Series

Paul S. Saphier, MD

Cerebrovascular

Injection of adipose derived stem cells in patients with degenerative disc disease – A technical note

Christoph Wipplinger

Spine

Innovation In Neurosurgical Exam Simulation

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Inpatient Versus Outpatient Cervical Disk Arthroplasty, Analysis of Outcomes and Cost

Allen H. Ho, MD

Spine

Insights from Human Brain Connectivity: History and Possible Therapeutic Applications in Movement Disorders

Jessica Briscoe

History

Instrumented Spinal Stabilization without Fusion for Spinal Metastatic Disease

Dori Drakhshandeh

Spine

Insurance Status Predicts Outcome for Patients with GBM

Desmond Alladin Brown, MD, PhD

Socioeconomic

Integrative network analysis of multiple omics data of glioblastoma patients identifies driver dysregulated signaling associated with clinical outcome

Andrei M Mikheev

Tumor

Interaction Between the Contributions of Tumor Location, Tumor Grade, and Patient Age to The Survival Benefit Associated with Gross Total Resection (GTR)

Ali Alattar

Tumor

Interleukin-13 Targeted Pseudomonas Toxin Treatment of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

Oliver Mrowczynski

Tumor

Inter-specialty Collaboration in Pituitary Adenoma Resection: Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample Database

Ali Alattar

Tumor

Intracranial Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Parafalcine Meningioma: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

Kathryn Wagner, MD

Tumor

Intracranial Hypertension after Chiari Decompression Resolving with Removal of Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine Device

Georgios Maragkos

Pediatrics

Intracranial Tumors Presenting as Subdural Hematomas: First Report of a Novel Entity

Andrew J. Kobets, MD

Tumor

Intracranial Venous Drainage of a Cirsoid Aneurysm in a Child: Case Report and Literature Review

Daniel M. Heiferman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Illustrative case report and Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Arthur Carminucci, MD

Tumor

Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastases: An Institutional Review of Survival and Outcomes

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastasis from Pancoast Squamous Cell Carcinoma Presenting within the Previously Treated Radiation Field

Arthur Carminucci, MD

Tumor

Intraoperative CT Registration for Frameless Stereotactic Navigation of Intracranial Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: an Initial Experience

Kerry Vaughan, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Intraoperative Optical Biopsy of Brain Tumors: Update on Multigenerational System Experience with Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Mark C. Preul, MD

Tumor

Intraoperative Sodium Fluorescein for Resection of Spinal Cord Lesions

Timothy H. Ung, MD

Spine

Intra-Tumor Epigenetic Heterogeneity Is Associated with Tumor Grade and Epigenetic Drivers in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Matthew Trawczynski

Tumor

Introduction of the Concept of Active Regulation of the cerebrospinal fluid flow

Gavin W. Britz, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Introduction Results Utility of a multidisciplinary case conference in the management of patients with spinal disorders.

Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Invasive Prolactinoma Presenting as Bacterial Meningitis: a Diagnostic Conundrum

Olutomi Akinduro

Tumor

Investigating interactions between cognitive and sensory brain networks – a combined rTMS-fMRI study

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Stereotactic and Functional

Investigating the Anatomical Distribution of Spinal Metastases within the Vertebral Body in Patients Receiving Radiotherapy

Jason Kessler

Spine

Is Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism Safe for Asian Elective Neurosurgical Patients? – A Single Centre Study

Mun Yoong Cheang (Singapore)

Trauma and Critical Care

Is Flow Diversion the Death of Simple Coiling or Stent-Assisted Coiling? A Single Center Experience

Ryan Joseph Austerman, MD

Cerebrovascular

Jailing the MCA to Treat Uncoilable and Surgically Inaccessible ICA Termination-region Aneurysms

Matt Bender, MD

Cerebrovascular

Laparoscopic-guided Distal Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion Improves Shunt Outcome in Adult Patients: Results of a Cohort study with 218 Patients.

Mark G. Hamilton, MD, FAANS (Canada)

Pediatrics

Large Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations with Associated Cutis Aplasia: Case Report and Systematic Literature Review

Kathryn Wagner, MD

Pediatrics

Laser interstitial thermal therapy for posterior fossa lesions: An initial experience.

Hilary Koech

Tumor

Lateral Cervical Approach, is this the twilight zone?

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Spine

Lateral trans-psoas lumbar interbody fusion without intraoperative neuromonitoring: a single center retrospective study of 170 surgeries

Sebastian Ille, MD (Germany)

Spine

Lateral Ventricular Meningioma Presenting with Intraventricular Hemorrhage Following Remote Whole Brain Radiation and Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Joshua Prickett, DO

Tumor

Length of Stay Beyond Medical Readiness in Neurosurgical Patients: A Prospective Analysis

Joseph R. Linzey, BS

Socioeconomic

Lessons from Use of Heads Up Display in 97 Patients Undergoing Intracranial Surgery

Jeremy Steinberger, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) Reduces Injury and Aids Neurologic Recovery After Concussive Head Injury

Aakash Shah

Trauma and Critical Care

Leukocyte RNA Expression: Prognostic Factors for Seizure-Free Outcome following Stereotactic Laser Amygdalohippocampotomy

Robert Wagner Bina, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Likelihood and Timeline of Neuromuscular Weakness Recovery after Surgical Intervention

Jeremy Steinberger, MD

Spine

Limited Post-Operative Dexamethasone Use Does Not Affect Lumbar Fusion: A Single Institutional Experience

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Linear Durotomies in Decompressive Craniectomy for Malignant Cerebral Infarction

Saul A. da Silva, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Lipopolysaccharide-mediated, Paramagnetic Nanoparticle Disruption of the Blood-Brain Barrier for Delivery of SiRNA in a GBM6 Model of Glioblastoma

Andrew J. Kobets, MD

Tumor

Local Delivery of Ribavirin as a Promising Therapeutic Option for Glioblastoma

Sakibul Huq

Tumor

Localizing Frontal Language Areas in Pre-operative Brain Tumor Patients with Resting State Functional MRI

Wells S. Andres

Tumor

Location of Thalamic Hemorrhage Impacts Prognosis

Kimberly Hu

Cerebrovascular

Long Segment Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, including C2: Technical Report and Case series

Morgan Paul Spurgas

Spine

Long Term Follow Up of Aneurysms Treated with Hydrogel-Coated Coils

Christopher Michael Nickele, MD

Cerebrovascular

Long term functional outcome following initial endovascular or surgical treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas.

Daniel Diaz-Aguilar

Spine

Long Term Seizure Disorder Caused by a Dermoid Cyst with Catastrophic Developments

Yasaman Alam

Tumor

Longitudinal Survey of Cranial Case Log Entries during Neurological Surgery Residency Training

Nitin Agarwal, MD

History

Long-Term Follow-Up of One- and Two-Level Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: Outcomes from the First 128 Patients With 10-Year Follow-Up in a U.S. Multi-Center Study.

Kee D. Kim, MD, FAANS

Spine

Long-term Outcome Up to 20 Years after STA-MCA Anastomosis and Ultimate Indirect Bypass for Moyamoya Disease

Satoshi Kuroda, MD, PhD (Japan)

Cerebrovascular

Low-dose Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acromegaly

Ching-Jen Chen, MD

Tumor

Lower Thoracic Spine Junctional Tethers and Segmental Alignment in Adjacent Segment Disease: A Retrospective Analysis

Thomas Buell, MD

Spine

Lower-Dose Intraoperative Hydrocortisone Protocol During Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary Adenoma Resection

Nathan Pecoraro

Tumor

Luciferase Expression Elicits an Anti-tumor Immune Response in GL261 Murine Glioma Models

Victoria Sanchez

Tumor

Lumbar En Bloc Spondylectomy for Primary Spinal Tumors: a Systematic Review of the Literature

Cecilia Dalle Ore, BA

Spine

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Rajiv Jha (Nepal)

Spine

Lumbar Puncture in the Presence of Cerebral Mass Effect: A Prospective, International Consortium

Jonathan Pace, MD

Trauma and Critical Care

Lumber puncture for Diagnosis of Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome in Typical patients

James Ebot, MD

Pain

LVIS blue as a flow diverting stent and coil adjuvant.

Matthew Koch, MD

Cerebrovascular

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser-Induced Thermal Therapy to treat Progressive Enhancing Inflammatory Reactions (PEIRs) Following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Brain Disease

Arthur Carminucci, MD

Tumor

Magnetic Targeting of Multifunctional Nanoparticles as Strategy to Modulate Neuroinflammation after Spinal Cord Injury

Cinzia Stigliano

Spine

Malignant Cerebellar Edema Subsequent to Accidental Prescription Opioid Intoxication in Children

Daniel Duran, MD

Pediatrics

Management of Idiopathic Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Steven Thomas Papastefan, BA

Pediatrics

Management of Sacral and Vertebral Chordomas: Survival Analysis and Comparison of Treatment Modalities

Mohamad Bydon, MD

Spine

Management of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures Without Neurological Deficit as per TLICS Guidelines-innovative Miniopen Thoracotomy Approach

Lingaraju Thyagaturu Shivakumara Swamy, MS, MCh (India)

Spine

Manual and automated analysis of skull x-rays as a sensitive screening tool for aneurysm recurrence

Christopher Richard Conner, MD

Cerebrovascular

Measures of health-related quality of life outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery: literature review

Virendra R. Desai, MD

Pediatrics

Mechanisms Of SAH-Induced Hippocampal Disfunction

Gavin W. Britz, MD, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Medical and socioeconomic predictors of quality of life in myelomeningocele patients with hydrocephalus

Brij Karmur (Canada)

Pediatrics

Melanomatosis of the Central Nervous System

Ashok Aravinth Kumar, MCh. (India)

Tumor

Meralgia Paresthetica: an Under-Appreciated Clinical Entity.

Daniel Coughlin, MD

Peripheral Nerve

Third Place Peripheral Nerve Eposter Award

Metabolic and Synthetic Activity of Nucleus Pulposus and Annulus Fibrosus Cells Under the Influence of Macrophage Cocultivation Media

Mark C. Preul, MD

Spine

Microeconomics of Private Practice and the Employed Neurosurgeon; Contrast and Contradiction.

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Microsurgical Clip-Assisted Endovascular Coiling for a Large Ruptured Fusiform Supraclinoid Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm

Dale Ding, MD

Cerebrovascular

Microsurgical clipping of basilar apex aneurysms – A systematic review of approaches and their results.

Alexander Spiessberger (Switzerland)

Cerebrovascular

Microsurgical Clipping of Ruptured Wide Neck Aneurysms

Justin Robert Mascitelli, MD

Cerebrovascular

Microsurgical Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in sub-Saharan Africa

Mbaye Thioub, MD (Senegal)

Cerebrovascular

Microsurgical versus Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection for Acromegaly: A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Complications

Ching-Jen Chen, MD

Tumor

Microvascular Bypass Under the Exoscope or Endoscope Visualization: Proof of Concept Study

Mark C. Preul, MD

Cerebrovascular

Microvascular Decompression for Drug-Resistant Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Valuable Treatment Option in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Danika Lea Paulo, MD

Pain

Microvascular decompression has higher patient satisfaction than radiosurgery in patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Brendan McShane

Pain

Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Local versus National Patients

Amanallah Montazeripouragha (Canada)

Cerebrovascular

Middle cerebral artery aneurysm “neck overhang”: decreased post-clipping residual using the intersecting clipping technique

Andrew Phillip Carlson, MD, MS, FAANS

Cerebrovascular

Middle meningeal artery: anatomical considerations and medical implications

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Mini Pterional Craniotomy for Clipping of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

Justin Robert Mascitelli, MD

Cerebrovascular

Minimally Invasive Decompressive Laminectomy, TLIF and Pedicle Screw Fixation Using Bilateral Paraspinal Muscle Splitting Technique

Saikiran Murthy, DO

Spine

Minimally Invasive Focued Ultrasound for Ablative Neuro-Oncology

Rajiv Iyer, MD

Tumor

Minimally Invasive Localization and Treatment of Focal Epilepsy: Paradigm Shift

Jessica Stark, MD

Stereotactic and Functional

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation using Cortical Bone Trajectory – A Prospective Cohort Study on Postoperative Pain, Functional Outcome, and Fusion Rates

Yi-Ren Chen, MD

Spine

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation Using Cortical Bone Trajectory- Screw Accuracy, Complications, and Learning Curve in 100 Screw Placements

Faranak Dayani Dardashti

Spine

Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery for lumbar pathology. Hospital Santo Tomas.

Alvino De Leon (Panama)

Spine

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Giorgio Rotoli, DO

Spine

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using a Novel Autograft Bone Collector is a Cost-Saving Alternative Method for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, FAANS

Spine

Mini-Pterional Craniotomy for Resection of Parasellar Meningiomas

Robert G. Briggs

Tumor

Minnesota External Ventricular Drain Grading System

Kim Uy

Trauma and Critical Care

MMP-9, Estrogen, and Marfan syndrome effects on elastase-induced vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) in a mouse model

Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, MD

Cerebrovascular

Modified myofascial technique for open fetal myelomeningocele repair results in improved outcomes

Tracy Ma Flanders, MD

Pediatrics

Molecular physiology of contrast enhancement in glioblastomas: an analysis of The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA)

Ali Alattar

Tumor

Monitoring Patients with mTBI: How helpful are Repeat Head-CT scans and how Important is an ICU Admission for Patients with a GCS score of 14 and 15?

Luke Alan Mugge

Trauma and Critical Care

Morphometric Deconstruction of the Anatomy and Surgical Approach to the Jugular Foramen: a Cadaveric Study

Jeffrey M. Sorenson, MD, FAANS

Tumor

Morphometric Relationship of the Transverse Sinus with Sigmoid Sinus Groove and Jugular Foramen

Suman Rijal (Nepal)

Cerebrovascular

Morphometrics Predicts Overall Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma

Hesham Zakaria, MD

Tumor

Moyamoya Disease in Pregnancy. A Systematic Review

Georgios Maragkos

Cerebrovascular

Multidisciplinary approach to predict surgical outcome in patients operated for cervical degenerative myelopathy

Enrico Tessitore, MD (Switzerland)

Spine

Multilevel lumbar decompression using 2 microscopes simultaneously using the “Slalom Technique” – A retrospective case series

Christoph Wipplinger

Spine

Multi-Modal, Non-Invasive Seizure Network Mapping Software: A Novel Tool for Pre-Operative Epilepsy Evaluation

Elliot G Neal

Stereotactic and Functional | NREF-funded Author

Multiple Rod Strategies in Patients Undergoing Spinal Deformity Surgery

Russ P. Nockels, MD, FAANS

Spine

Multiplexed Expansion Microscopy for Nanoscale Imaging of Glioblastomas

Pablo Valdes Quevedo, MD

Tumor | NREF-funded Author

Natural history of Rathke’s Cleft Cysts: a multicenter experience

Alvaro Amorin

Stereotactic and Functional

Near Infrared Optical Contrast Endoscopy for Ventral Skull Base Tumors

Jun Jeon

Tumor

Necessity of Repeat CT Imaging in Isolated Mild Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Paul M. Arnold, MD, FAANS

Trauma and Critical Care

Neurological Outcomes Following Surgical or Conservative Management of Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Abscesses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Timothy Y. Wang, MD

Spine

Neurophysiology Management in Cavernoma brain surgery

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Cerebrovascular

Neuroplasticity and Aloe Vera ((Aloe barbadensis Mill)

Lora Fogam

Peripheral Nerve

Neuroprotective Effects of Vinaxanthone in a Rapid Stretch Injury Model of Traumatic Brain Injury

William Coggins

Trauma and Critical Care

Neurosurgical Care in Haiti: a Review of Management for the Most Common Diseases and the Challenges to Care for those Patients.

Josephe Archie Honorat, MD, PhD (Haiti)

Socioeconomic

Neurosurgical Care Management Continuum: Technology as a Healthcare System Facilitator

Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Neurosurgical Certification and Licensure

Nabeel Saud AlShafai, MD (Canada)

Socioeconomic

Neurosurgical Prospective Registry is an Alternative to the Randomized Controlled Trial

Ephraim W. Church, MD

Socioeconomic

Neurosurgical Techniques for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Factoring in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Randomized Controlled Trials

Lydia Ju-mi Bernhardt

Stereotactic and Functional

Second Place Stereotactic & Functional Eposter Award

NEUROSURGICAL TREATMENT OF BRAINSTEM EDEMA

Raimund Firsching, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Germany)

Cerebrovascular

Neurosurgonomics: Trends of the Neurosurgical Economy in the United States

William Chase Johnson, BS

Socioeconomic

No Difference in Complications from Carotid Artery Stenting and Carotid Endarterectomy in High Volume Centers between Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals

Christopher Storey, MD

Cerebrovascular

No-Brain Seizures Origin – Review

Nicollas Nunes Rabelo, MD (Brazil)

Trauma and Critical Care

Non-invasive Venographic Imaging in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Patients: Poor Sensitivity For Detecting Physiologic Venous Outflow Obstruction

Kyle Michael Fargen, MD, MPH

Cerebrovascular

Noninvasive Wireless Epidermal Sensors for Evaluation of Ventricular Shunt Function

Amit Ayer, MD

Socioeconomic

Non-operative Management of Atlantooccipital Dislocation in Children: Case Series and Literature Review

Ryan Troy Cleary, MD

Spine

Novel application of an en bloc laminectomy with laminoplasty technique to address multilevel ossification of the ligamentum flavum: case presentation and literature review.

Katherine Kunigelis, MD

Spine

Novel Device to Achieve Intervertebral Disc Regeneration Using Human Stem Cell Generated Nucleus Pulposus Cells

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, FAANS

Spine

Novel Method for Wireless Ventral Epidural Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Rat Spinal Cord

Sean Barber, MD

Spine

Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors in Treatment of Medulloblastoma: Involvement of Tumor Suppressor p53

Jennifer Sachiko Ronecker, MD

Tumor

Second Place Tumor Eposter Award

Observations 5 Years Into an Advanced Resilience Training Program

Gary Robert Simonds, MD, FAANS

Socioeconomic

Obstetric Complications and Regional Anesthesia Utilization in Pregnant Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Christopher Michael Bonfield, MD

Spine

Off-Label Application of Pipeline Embolization Device in the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms

Buqing Liang, MD

Cerebrovascular

Olympic Tectonics and Sports Neurosurgeons

John B. Harris, MD, FAANS(L)

Trauma and Critical Care

Opioid Prescribing Practices of Neurosurgeons: An Analysis of Medicare Part D

Owoicho Adogwa, MD

Spine

Optical Characterization of Neurosurgical Operative Microscopes and Quantification of PpIX Photobleaching: Significant Factors Impacting Identification of Glioma by PpIX Fluorescence

Mark C. Preul, MD

Tumor

Optical Coherence Tomography for the Management of Fibrous Dysplasia with Suspected Optic Nerve Compression

Joshua N. Loewenstern

Tumor

Optimum wide neck bifurcation aneurysm angle change (BSW index) promotes better coiling of the aneurysm

Samantha Dayawansa, MD, PhD

Cerebrovascular

Osteopontin Enhances IGF-1 Signaling in Promoting Axon Regeneration after Nerve Injury in Central Nervous System

Yi Lu, MD, PhD FAANS

Trauma and Critical Care

Outcome of Epilepsy Patients Unsuitable for Resective Surgery after Invasive Monitoring