Category Archives: Neurosurgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Middle Fossa Approach to Repair Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Middle Fossa Approach to Repair Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Calhoun Cunningham III performs a repair of a cerebrospinal fluid leak into the mastoid cavity by way of a middle fossa craniotomy. His novel use of bone and fascia grafts allows for autologous closure. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Microsurgical Resection of an Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Microsurgical Resection of an Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Charite Hospital Berlin
PD Dr. med. Marcus Czabanka

A patient suffering from an AV fistula fed by the external carotid artery, who has failed occlusion via embolization, is being operated on by Dr. Czabanka to definitively treat the fistula. With the help of CT navigation and ICG angiography, Dr. Czabanka is able to microscopically devascularize the problematic malformation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism

Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism
Charite Hospital Berlin
Dr. med. Vincent Prinz,

PD Dr. med. Marcus Czabanka

A patient develops signs of hydrocephalus after receiving systemic thrombolysis for a MCA embolism. Dr. Prinz and his team react to the increased intracranial pressure by placing an extraventricular drain followed by manual evacuation of the hematoma.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Resection of a Sphenoid Wing Meningioma

Resection of a Sphenoid Wing Meningioma
Charite Hospital Berlin
Marcus Czabanka PD Dr. Med.

Watch as Dr. Czabanka navigates delicate territory to expose and excise a meningioma from the sphenoid wing of a symptomatic patient. Use of the microscope becomes crucial to prevent damage to healthy tissue while devascularizing the tumor.