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  1. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established and highly effective treatment for patients with medically uncontrolled Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study presents the outcome of patients with PD after su...

    Authors: Amr Elnaggar, Ahmad Elshanawany, Ahmad Ebrahim Elgheriany, Mahmoud Hasan Ragab and Ahmad Radwan Nouby
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:44
  2. Carboxymethylcellulose/polyethylene oxide, also known as Oxiplex gel, is commonly used during lumbar discectomy operations. It serves to cover the surgical site, preventing adhesions and providing relief from ...

    Authors: Alireza Tabibkhooei, Maziar Azar, Mohsen Nabiuni, Javid Jahandideh, Mohsen Benam, Farid Qoorchi Moheb Seraj, Feizollah Ebrahimnia and Ali Moradi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:43
  3. Glioblastoma, as the most common and lethal primary malignant brain tumor, has estimated mean survival of 15 months. GBM is reported more in men. Malignant glioma is the cause of 2.5% of cancer deaths. The sta...

    Authors: Masih Sabouri, Aref Famili Dogonchi, Mehdi Shafiei and Donya Sheibani Tehrani
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:42
  4. Spontaneous spondylodiscitis (SD) is an inflammation of the vertebral endplate and the intervertebral disc with no prior surgery or intervention. The treatment of spontaneous pyogenic SD mainly consists of sys...

    Authors: Aly Ibrahim, Khaled Elshazly, Mohamed A. R. AbdelFatah, Abdelrahman El-Gayar and Sameh Hefny
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:41
  5. Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare benign tumor of the central nervous system affecting adults and mainly the posterior fossa. Its positive diagnosis remains difficult due to its rarity and the presence of s...

    Authors: Ahmed Jribi, Fatma Dhouib, Wicem Siala, Nejla Fourati and Jamel Daoud
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:39
  6. Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors (BPNSTs) include schwannomas and neurofibromas. About 10% of soft tissue sarcomas are malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), which are invasive and aggressive ...

    Authors: Mohammud Ahmud Salim, Hossam Elnoamany, Mohammed Adel Dorrah, Zahraa M. Mahdy and Ahmed Said Mansour
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:38
  7. Cavernous malformations can occur throughout the cerebral nervous system, most commonly located in the supratentorial compartment. The intramedullary location is rare and accounts for approximately 2.4% to 5% ...

    Authors: Yao Christian Hugues Dokponou, Moussa Elmi Saad, Fresnel Lutece Ontsi Obame, Napoleão Imbunhe, Salami Mohcine, Abad Cherif El Asri and Miloud Gazzaz
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:37
  8. There were no previous studies discussing the comparison of the complications among traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases during weekdays and weekends. The current study aims to retrospectively compare the TBI ou...

    Authors: Hashim Alibrahim, Mahmood Alnoufali, Anas Zaman, Yasmine Albalushi, Sameh Almatroushi and Tariq Al-Saadi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:35
  9. Percutaneous transpedicular screw fixation was recently introduced as a minimally invasive approach for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine fracture. This approach is superior to the traditional open surgical...

    Authors: Mohamed M. Aziz, Hesham Radwan, Ahmed Kamel Basha and Hany Eldawoody
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:34
  10. Cavernomas or cavernous malformations of the central nervous system are acquired or hereditary vascular anomalies. Although they are present in 0.1–0.5% in the general population, they are usually asymptomatic...

    Authors: Hina Ali, Samar Zaki, Ehsan Bari and Sara Khowaja
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:33
  11. Computed tomography (CT) can be a substantial source of guiding lights during the early postoperative hours in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. However, controversy still exists regarding: What is the ap...

    Authors: Hany Elkholy, Hossam Elnoamany and Mohamed Dorrah
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:32
  12. Expected operative challenges in minimally invasive spine surgeries as a result of restricted surgical field, unfamiliarity with surgical approaches and fear of complications are behind the preference of using...

    Authors: Hany Elkholy, Hossam Elnoamany and Mohamed Adel Hussein
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:31
  13. Neurosurgical management of older patients is very complex and delicate; efforts are being made in identifying groups of older patients at risk of poor surgical outcomes before the surgery, making frailty an i...

    Authors: Kehinde Alare, Habiblah Jagunmolu, Esther Adewuyi, Taiwo Oluwafemi, Peter Olaniyi and Precious Amuzat
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:30
  14. Insular gliomas’ management challenges are attributed to their complex shape, proximity to critical vasculature, and organization. However, cytoreductive surgery's role in maximal extent of resection (EOR) imp...

    Authors: Patrick Murithi Kaberia, Ahmed Hafez Farhoud, Mahmoud Abbassy, Anwar Hamed Heikal and Ahmed AbdelAziz Fayed
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:29
  15. Chiari syndrome is a very rare cause of secondary trigeminal neuralgia (TN). There are a few cases of TN associated with Chiari syndrome in the literature, and all of these cases were reported as Chiari type 1...

    Authors: Ahmet Cemil Ergün, Bilal Ertuğrul, Gökhan Yildirim and Metin Kaplan
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:28
  16. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic myelopathy is a devastating neurological condition and a heavy burden on the health system. There are inflammatory and structural biomarkers with well-defined pr...

    Authors: William A. Florez-Perdomo, Andrés Cardona-Cruz Guillermo, Ezequiel García-Ballestas, Abigail Castilla-Martínez, Yancarlos Ramos-Villegas, Loraine Quintana-Pájaro, Tariq Janjua, Amit Agrawal and Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:27
  17. Spina bifida’s prevalence and incidence vary across geographical regions with sociodemographic characteristics and socioeconomic status of the populations having a significate influence over its epidemiology. ...

    Authors: Larisa Andrada Ay, Ibrahim Alataş, Şeyhmus Kerem Özel, Orkhan Alizada and Nesrin Akkoyun
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:26
  18. Ghost tumors spontaneously disappear or decrease to less than 70% before definitive diagnosis and treatment (other than steroid treatment). We report our experience with a patient who had not received steroids...

    Authors: Mesi Mathew, Isaac Gundu, Afeez Ajibade Aruna, Samuel Isa Gana, Muhammad Raji Mahmud and Abdullahi Onimisi Jimoh
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:25
  19. The clay-shoveler fracture, named after Australian clay shovelers from the 1930s, results from high-energy, repetitive pulling mechanisms and is commonly associated with shoveling or digging. This injury prima...

    Authors: Juan Sebastián Reyes Bello, Diego Fernando Castiblanco Varón, Jose Luis Rozo Saavedra, Claudia Marcela Restrepo Lugo, Juan Nicolas Perez Mendez and Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:23
  20. Endovascular treatment of the wide-necked aneurysm is still challenging. Temporary stent-assisted coiling (TSAC) was introduced to manage the ruptured wide-necked aneurysms to avoid the long-term use of dual a...

    Authors: Farid Qoorchi Moheb Seraj, Feizollah Ebrahimnia, Sajjad Najafi, Mahla Esmaeilzadeh and Humain Baharvahdat
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:22
  21. This review assesses laser-based diagnostic modalities for intraoperative tissue diagnosis in neurosurgical oncology, emphasizing their utility in delineating tumor margins. Technologies such as optical cohere...

    Authors: Kevin Pierre, U. George McCann III, Seyedeh Mehrsa Sadat Razavi, Anjali Patel, Amanda Acevedo, John Cerillo, Abheek Raviprasad, Joseph Zhou, Dean Rashdan and Brandon Lucke-Wold
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:21
  22. In patients with spinal cord compression behind the cervical vertebra who presented with myelopathy, one of the treatment modalities is anterior cervical corpectomy followed by insertion of graft or implant. A...

    Authors: Anand Prakash, Rohit Bharti, Ganesh Chauhan, Gautam Dutta and Chandra Bhushan Sahay
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:20
  23. In arteriovenous malformations, endovascular embolization was first used in the 1960s to occlude feeding vessels. In recent years, the success of endovascular treatments has increased. Thus, the use of endovas...

    Authors: Muhammed Erkam Yuksek, Busra Gul, Mehmet Kenan, Mehmet Fatih Erdi, Seyfullah Yıldırım, Ahmet Onder Guney and Fatih Keskin
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:19
  24. Primary central nervous system melanoma is an extremely rare entity and even rarer in children and adolescents as compared to adults. It is often difficult to consider a diagnosis of intracranial melanoma pre-...

    Authors: Vikarn Vishwajeet, Pallavi Saraf, Poonam Abhay Elhence, Sarbesh Tiwari, Jaskaran Singh Gosal and Deepak Kumar Jha
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:18
  25. A disorder causes congenital kyphosis in the last stages of ossification and cartilage formation during embryonic development. The main treatment for this disease is surgery with various methods. The present s...

    Authors: Majid Rezvani, Mehdi Mahmoodkhani, Soheil Fallahpour, Payman Rahmani, Hamed Koohgard and Donya Sheibani Tehrani
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:17
  26. To detect demographic, clinical, and radiological predictors of patient outcomes and prognosis in spontaneous cerebellar hematoma patients that may guide accurate decision making.

    Authors: Mahmoud Saad, Hanee Ali, Ali A. Mowafy, Mohamed Badran, Ahmed Naguib Taha and Mohamed Mohsen Amen
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:16
  27. A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a cerebral shunt that diverts excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).Obstruction in the normal outflow or decreased absorption of the fluid is the usual cause. Hydrocephalus is t...

    Authors: Mohsin Fayaz, Azhar Khalid, Abrar Ahad Wani and Sajad Hussain Arif
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:15
  28. To date, the recognized medical criteria for BD/DNC (brain death/death according to neurological criteria) in the USA (United States of America) are the 2010 AAN (American Academy of Neurology) standards for i...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelbari Mattar and Zakaria Mohamed Zakwan
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:14
  29. The association of an infratentorial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with a PICA aneurysm is very rare and the presence of associated aneurysms was an independent predictive factor of poor outcome at follow...

    Authors: Dognon Kossi François de Paule Adjiou, Salma Abbas, Oumaima Benali, Baba Alhaji Bin Alhassan, Othmane El Manouni, Meryem Kajeou and Abdessamad El Ouahabi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:13
  30. The posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the foramen magnum (FM) are the critical anatomical components of the craniovertebral junction region, which comprise and transmit numerous vital neurovascular structures....

    Authors: Vikrant Yadav, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anurag Sahu, Manish Kumar Mishra and Ravi Shekhar Pradhan
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:12
  31. Surgical intervention for cavernous sinus meningiomas remains challenging because of their anatomically complicated location. We report a case of a cavernous sinus meningioma that enlarged and caused hearing i...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Mukai, Takashi Sugawara, Yukika Arai and Taketoshi Maehara
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:11
  32. Intracranial hematoma is the collection of blood in various intracranial spaces. Knowledge of patterns, origins, causes and outcomes of ICH conditions is important for decision-making for urgent surgical inter...

    Authors: Nebiyou Simegnew Bayleyegn, Mohammed Abafita, Addis Temie Worku and Minale Fekadie Baye
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:10
  33. Epidural hematomas have been treated with urgent surgical evacuation to prevent catastrophic neurological sequelae and death. Brain Trauma Foundation recommends EDH volume greater than 30 cm3 and warrants surgica...

    Authors: Sajad Hussain Arif, Kaiser Kareim, Mohsin Fayaz and Sarabjit Singh Chibber
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:9
  34. An aneurysmal bone cyst is a locally destructive benign lesion affecting mostly the long bones. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull bones is a very rare phenomenon and the involvement of the sphenoid bone of the...

    Authors: Krishan Kumar Vashisth, Kaif Mohammad, Prevesh Kumar Sharma, Deepak Kumar Singh, Vineet Kumar Mishra and Praveenkumar Nagendra Sangolli
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:6
  35. Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) occupies majority of head traumas in most emergency units. Although patients with mild TBI can be reviewed and discharged on head injury advice, a sizeable number require admi...

    Authors: Selekeowei Peter Kespi Kpuduwei and Ayodeji Salman Yusuf
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:5
  36. Pediatric traumatic brain injury (PTBI) is a frequent pathology in the pediatric environment and remains a public health concern in the world. PTBI is the leading cause of death and severe disability in childr...

    Authors: Yannick Canton Kessely, Olivier Sobdjolbo, Ndolembai Njesada, Félicien G. Toudjingar, Olivier Ngaringuem, Olivier Li-Iyane Ouambi, Donald Djasde, Kader Ndiaye, Brahim Soukaya, Aboubacar Aouami, Kaimba R. Bray and Momar Codé Ba
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:3
  37. Lumbar discectomy has successful initial clinical outcome; its long-term success rate decreases to 40–80% due to chronic low back pain and recurrent disc herniation.

    Authors: Ahmed Gabry Elnaggar, Yasser Bahgat Elsisi and Osama Saber Shereef
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:2
  38. Far lateral lumbar disc herniation is a clinical condition characterized by nerve root compression out of the spinal canal, in its extraforaminal/extracanalicular course at the inferior or lateral aspect of th...

    Authors: Ahmed Gabry Elnaggar and Hosam Abdel-Azim Habib
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2024 39:1
  39. Acute subdural hematoma is a frequent complication of high-energy head injuries. Herein, we report an unusual case of this condition that occurred in a young footballer after he head-balled a football. A 37-ye...

    Authors: Victor-Claude Eyenga, Ignatius N. Esene and Ernestine A. Bikono
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:78
  40. The protrusion of cranial contents via a skull defect is known as an encephalocele. Unlike western countries where occipital encephalocele dominates, anterior encephaloceles are the most common types of enceph...

    Authors: Ermias Algawork Kibru and Yidnekachew Girma Mogessie
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:77
  41. Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a collection of old blood in the subdural space and has a relatively high estimated incidence, especially among the elderly and men, possibly due to falls, anticoagulant use...

    Authors: Muhammad Ashir Shafique, Muhammad Saqlain Mustafa, Abdul Haseeb, Naeemullah Arbani, Aashish Kumar, Subash Perkash, Abdul Raheem and Syed Muhammad Sinaan Ali
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:76
  42. Raised intracranial pressure is common leading cause of mortality in patients suffering from a traumatic craniocerebral injury. Currently, head injury constitutes a major public health problem across the world...

    Authors: Tariq Janjua, Alexis R. Narvaez, William A. Florez-Perdomo, Natalia Guevara-Moriones and Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:75
  43. We successfully removed a rare ectopic pituitary adenoma from a 64-year-old female patient initially misdiagnosed with a chordoma. The tumor was located in the slope region and posed a challenge due to its rar...

    Authors: Jiangang Liu and Chengyuan Ji
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:74
  44. Spirometra is larval cestode that involve humans as accidental intermediate hosts. Although the incidence of central nervous system infestation with sparganum is low, the diagnosis of the disease can cause del...

    Authors: Meghana V. Chougule, Aniruddha Mohite, Vijay P. Joshi and Amit Agrawal
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery 2023 38:72

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