P Steinbok

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Occult tethered cord syndrome: a survey of practice patterns
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 104:309-13. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Reformation of the sagittal suture following surgery for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:115-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Neurological morbidity of surgical resection of pediatric cerebellar astrocytomas
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, BC Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, V6H 3V4, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:1269-75. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The rewards of pediatric neurosurgery: presidential address: twenty-ninth annual meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, October 18, 2011, Goa, India
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:1283-92. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of Chiari I malformations
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, B C s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:329-31. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Mutism after posterior fossa tumour resection in children: incomplete recovery on long-term follow-up
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:179-83. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Cumulative diagnostic radiation exposure in children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:505-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Multiple short-segment laminoplasties in children: a novel technique to avoid postoperative spinal deformity
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Center, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:369-72. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of section of filum terminale and non-neurosurgical management for urinary incontinence in patients with normal conus position and possible occult tethered cord syndrome
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Agency, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurosurgery 61:550-5; discussion 555-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Progressive myelopathy due to meningeal thickening in shunted patients: description of a novel entity and the role of surgery
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s and Women s Health Centre, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:847-8. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Occult tethered cord syndrome: a survey of practice patterns
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 104:309-13. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Reformation of the sagittal suture following surgery for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:115-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of postoperative suture reformation in children who have undergone surgery for isolated sagittal synostosis and assess possible factors related to suture reformation...
  3. doi request reprint Neurological morbidity of surgical resection of pediatric cerebellar astrocytomas
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, BC Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, V6H 3V4, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:1269-75. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of GTR of LGCA since 1992 and frequency of neurologic injury...
  4. doi request reprint The rewards of pediatric neurosurgery: presidential address: twenty-ninth annual meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, October 18, 2011, Goa, India
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:1283-92. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of Chiari I malformations
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, B C s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:329-31. 2004
    ..With the advent of MRI, the diagnosis of Chiari I malformation is being made in younger patients, often with minimal or no neurologic symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mutism after posterior fossa tumour resection in children: incomplete recovery on long-term follow-up
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:179-83. 2003
    ..Mutism after posterior fossa tumour resection is generally said to be transient. Our experience suggested that speech did not usually normalise, and that mutism was associated with neurologic deficits that did not recover fully...
  7. doi request reprint Cumulative diagnostic radiation exposure in children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:505-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Multiple short-segment laminoplasties in children: a novel technique to avoid postoperative spinal deformity
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Center, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:369-72. 2008
    ..The author reports a novel technique to avoid postoperative spinal deformity using multiple short-segment replacement laminoplasties to access pathology over a long segment of the intraspinal space...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of section of filum terminale and non-neurosurgical management for urinary incontinence in patients with normal conus position and possible occult tethered cord syndrome
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Agency, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurosurgery 61:550-5; discussion 555-6. 2007
    ..We compare outcomes in such patients after filum section versus nonoperative treatment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Progressive myelopathy due to meningeal thickening in shunted patients: description of a novel entity and the role of surgery
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s and Women s Health Centre, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:847-8. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Minimizing blood transfusions in the surgical correction of coronal and metopic craniosynostosis
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6H 3V4
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:445-52. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Early hypodensity on computed tomographic scan of the brain in an accidental pediatric head injury
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, BC Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3V4
    Neurosurgery 60:689-94; discussion 694-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the occurrence of diffuse cerebral parenchymal hypodensities on CT scans performed within 5 hours of a well-defined accidental head injury...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and pseudomeningocele formation after posterior fossa tumor resection in children: a retrospective analysis
    P Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, 4480 Oak Street, K3 159, Vancouver V6H 3V4, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:171-4; discussion 175. 2007
    ..In particular, we wished to determine if there was evidence to support the hypothesis that the use of tissue glue, dural grafts, or external ventricular drainage (EVD) prevented CSF from leaking outside the closed dura...
  14. ncbi request reprint Spinal deformities after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
    Paul Steinbok
    Departments of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 102:363-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and change in degree of thoracolumbar scoliosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis in children who have undergone SDR...
  15. ncbi request reprint Short-term dexamethasone treatment for symptomatic slit ventricle syndrome
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:985. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Selection of treatment modalities in children with spastic cerebral palsy
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Neurosurg Focus 21:e4. 2006
    ..There are factors that help guide the optimal treatment modalities for the child with spastic CP. The treatment of these children is optimized in the setting of a multidisciplinary team...
  17. ncbi request reprint Optic pathway tumors in children
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, and Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:4-12. 2003
    ..In this review, the clinical presentation and management of different types of optic pathway tumors are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Epilepsy surgery in the first 3 years of life: a Canadian survey
    Paul Steinbok
    Divisions of Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epilepsia 50:1442-9. 2009
    ..To determine the clinical characteristics, surgical challenges, and outcome in children younger than 3 years of age undergoing epilepsy surgery in Canada...
  19. ncbi request reprint Repair of a congenital cranial defect in a newborn with autologous calvarial bone
    P Steinbok
    Department of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 16:247-9; discussion 250. 2000
    ..A similar technique could be considered for other congenital cranial defects, such as those associated with encephaloceles or bilateral parietal foramina...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
    P Steinbok
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital Vancouver, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 17:1-18. 2001
    ..The purpose of this article was to review the published outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) for treatment of spastic cerebral palsy...
  21. doi request reprint Split calvarial bone grafting in patients less than 1 year of age: technical note and use in craniofacial surgery for craniosynostosis
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1149-52. 2011
    ..We describe a simple technique for successful harvesting of split cranial vault bone in infants less than 1 year of age...
  22. doi request reprint A multicenter multinational registry for assessing ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections for hydrocephalus
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, and BC Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Neurosurgery 67:1303-10. 2010
    ..Reported infection rates after ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery vary from 1 to 25%. Antibiotic-impregnated (AI) catheters may reduce shunt infection rates, but this is uncertain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparison of motor outcomes after selective dorsal rhizotomy with and without preoperative intensified physiotherapy in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:142-7. 2002
    ..There was no significant change in muscle strength in either group. It was concluded that in this relatively small series of patients, additional intensified physiotherapy before SDR did not improve motor outcomes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: a review
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, British Columbia, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:981-90. 2007
    ..The purpose of this report is to review the historical development, current operative techniques, selection criteria, outcomes, and complications of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) for treatment of spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Section of the terminal filum for occult tethered cord syndrome: toward a scientific answer
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E5. 2007
    ..A scientific answer to the question of filum section for OTCS awaits the results of an ongoing pilot randomized controlled trial and a more definitive trial to follow...
  26. doi request reprint Intracystic treatments for craniopharyngioma
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Neurosurg Focus 28:E13. 2010
    ..In this paper, the role of intracystic therapies is reviewed, with the major focus on intracystic bleomycin and interferon-alpha...
  27. doi request reprint Electrophysiologically guided versus non-electrophysiologically guided selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: a comparison of outcomes
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak St, K3 159, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:1091-6. 2009
    ..Electrophysiological stimulation was used to distinguish dorsal from ventral roots. The remainder had SDR with EPG. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between the groups having SDR with and without EPG...
  28. ncbi request reprint The patterns of late deterioration in patients with transitional lipomyelomeningocele
    D D Cochrane
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s and Women s Health Center of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 10:13-7. 2000
    ..The inevitability of deterioration has led to recommendations for prophylactic interventions to stabilize or prevent further clinical deterioration...
  29. ncbi request reprint Predictors of poor outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy in treatment of spastic cerebral palsy
    Hyeon Sook Kim
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:60-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine if there are preoperative clinical characteristics that might be predictive of a poor outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Complications after selective posterior rhizotomy for spasticity in children with cerebral palsy
    P Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, and Division of Neurosurgery, Section of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 28:300-13. 1998
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Reduction of transfusion rates in the surgical correction of sagittal synostosis
    Stephen Hentschel
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    J Neurosurg 97:503-9. 2002
    ..This study was performed to confirm a hypothesized reduction in transfusion rates in recent years and to identify factors associated with both the need for transfusion and low postoperative levels of hemoglobin...
  32. ncbi request reprint Etiological differences between the isolated lateral ventricle and the isolated fourth ventricle
    Beng Ti Ang
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, K 3 159, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1080-5. 2006
    ..To determine if an etiological difference exists between isolation of the lateral ventricle and isolation of the fourth ventricle after ventricular shunting...
  33. ncbi request reprint Variation between centers in electrophysiologic techniques used in lumbosacral selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
    P Steinbok
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 25:233-9. 1996
    ..The results indicate significant variation in many aspects of electrophysiologically guided SDR...
  34. doi request reprint Surgery for hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa versus developed nations: a risk-adjusted comparison of outcome
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Room 1503, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1711-7. 2010
    ..It is not known if the lower success rate is due to inherent differences in prognostic factors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development of an objective score to quantify the pediatric cystometrogram
    A L MacNeily
    Division of Pediatric Urology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    J Urol 178:1752-6; discussion 1756-7. 2007
    ..We developed a reliable tool for quantitative assessment of the pediatric cystometrogram...
  36. ncbi request reprint Tuberous sclerosis complex: a review of the management of epilepsy with emphasis on surgical aspects
    Mary B Connolly
    Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:896-908. 2006
    ..To review the management of epilepsy in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) with an emphasis on surgical aspects, neuropathology, and pathogenesis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Intracystic bleomycin therapy for craniopharyngioma in children: the Canadian experience
    Juliette Hukin
    Division of Neurology and Oncology, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Cancer 109:2124-31. 2007
    ..Intracystic therapies have been utilized in some centers to potentially decrease morbidity associated with cystic craniopharyngioma. The aim of the study was to review the Canadian experience with intracystic bleomycin therapy (ICB)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Operative management of growing skull fractures: a technical note
    Ashutosh Singhal
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, University of British Columbia, 4480 Oak Street, Room K3 159, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3V4
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:605-7. 2008
    ..Growing skull fractures can be a challenging surgical problem facing the pediatric neurosurgeon. The goal of this manuscript is to clarify effective surgical methods and to provide the rationale for these techniques...
  39. ncbi request reprint Morphine infusions after pediatric cranial surgery: a retrospective analysis of safety and efficacy
    Christine H K Ou
    Neurosciences and Surgery Unit, British Columbia Children s Hospital
    Can J Neurosci Nurs 30:21-30. 2008
    ..We assessed the efficacy and safety of intravenous morphine use outside the intensive care unit (ICU) following cranial surgery in children...
  40. ncbi request reprint Selective dorsal rhizotomy in children: comparison of outcomes after single-level versus multi-level laminectomy technique
    Christine Ou
    Neurosciences and Surgery Unit, British Columbia Children s Hospital
    Can J Neurosci Nurs 32:17-24. 2010
    ..There were no significant differences in post-operative pain, duration of opioid infusion, or time to mobilization. Length of hospital stay was significantly decreased after the single level procedure: 3.4 versus 5.2 days (p = 0.01)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Childhood craniopharyngioma: Vancouver experience
    Juliette Hukin
    Division of Neurology and Oncology, British Columbia Children s Hospital, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:758-65. 2005
    ..To present our institution's experience in the management of childhood craniopharyngioma since 1982...
  42. ncbi request reprint Validity of three measures of health-related quality of life in children with intractable epilepsy
    Elisabeth M S Sherman
    Department of Psychology, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epilepsia 43:1230-8. 2002
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Electrocorticography and seizure outcomes in children with lesional epilepsy
    Jennifer N Gelinas
    Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:381-90. 2011
    ..We therefore evaluated the effect of the decision to perform lesionectomy or ECoG-guided cortical resection on seizure outcome and surgical morbidity in the pediatric population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quantifying positional plagiocephaly: reliability and validity of anthropometric measurements
    Patricia A Mortenson
    Department of Occupational Therapy, British Columbia, Canada
    J Craniofac Surg 17:413-9. 2006
    ..31). Development of a stable and meaningful measurement system for the extent of plagiocephaly is needed to allow scientific studies of the natural history of plagiocephaly and effectiveness of interventions...
  45. ncbi request reprint Reexamining the effects of epilepsy surgery on IQ in children: use of regression-based change scores
    Elisabeth Sherman
    Department of Psychology, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 9:879-86. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates that regression-based techniques yield informative estimates on outcome and may be an improvement over prior methods of measuring change after pediatric epilepsy surgery...
  46. ncbi request reprint Upper extremity performance and self-care skill changes in children with spastic cerebral palsy following selective posterior rhizotomy
    P Loewen
    Department of Occupational Therapy, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 29:191-8. 1998
    ..0, p < 0.008), and total (median improvement = 11.0, p < 0.0001) scores. The results indicate quantifiable improvements in upper extremity function, and motor and cognitive self-care skills in children 1 year after SPR...
  47. ncbi request reprint Management of optic chiasmatic/hypothalamic astrocytomas in children
    Paul Steinbok
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 29:132-8. 2002
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Ventriculoscope tract recurrence after endoscopic biopsy of pineal germinoma
    C Haw
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 34:215-7. 2001
    ..The potential for tract recurrence and CSF dissemination should be considered following the endoscopic biopsy of pineal germ cell tumors as this could affect the extent of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy...
  49. doi request reprint Cervical spine instability following cervical laminectomies for Chiari II malformation: a retrospective cohort study
    Fred C Lam
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:71-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and significance of cervical instability after multilevel cervical laminectomies in a cohort of patients decompressed for Chiari II malformation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous resolution of calvarial eosinophilic granuloma in children
    Marcelo Oliveira
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:247-52. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the spontaneous resolution of calvarial EG and discuss 'observation only' as an option in the management of this condition...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ascites and abdominal pseudocysts following ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery: variations of the same theme
    Rajeev Kariyattil
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 106:350-3. 2007
    ..Although various factors have been implicated, the exact pathogenesis of the two conditions remains elusive. To the authors' knowledge, there are no studies in which these two obviously related conditions have been compared...
  52. ncbi request reprint Long-term anthropometric outcomes following surgery for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:357-60. 2006
    ..Whether the improvement in head shape persists in the longer- term is less clear. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term anthropometric outcomes following surgery for isolated sagittal craniosynostosis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric surgery in children with refractory epilepsy: seizure outcome, complications, and adaptive function
    Sheikh Nigel Basheer
    Division of Neurology, British Columbia Children s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epilepsia 48:133-40. 2007
    ..To describe seizure control, complications, adaptive function and language skills following hemispheric surgery for epilepsy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous regression of cerebellar astrocytoma after subtotal resection
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:572-6. 2006
    ..In this case, the time course of regression has been well documented. CONCLUSION: The time course of regression may provide clues as to the underlying cause of this phenomenon...
  55. ncbi request reprint Successful chemotherapeutic decompression of primary endodermal sinus tumor presenting with severe spinal cord compression
    F D Pashankar
    Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, British Columbia Children's Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 23:170-3. 2001
    ..Chemotherapy alone is an alternative to laminectomy or radiation therapy in the management of epidural cord compression from EST, even when the cord compression is severe...
  56. doi request reprint Microfibrillar collagen hemostat-induced necrotizing granulomatous inflammation developing after craniotomy: a pediatric case series
    Liat Apel-Sarid
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:385-92. 2010
    ..According to the literature, MCH induces a very characteristic mixed inflammatory response that is rich in eosinophils; in light of these observations, many authors have suggested an allergy-based pathogenesis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Conservative neurosurgical management of intracranial epidural abscesses in children
    Navraj Singh Heran
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Neurosurgery 53:893-7; discussion 897-8. 2003
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Depressed skull fracture and epidural hematoma from head fixation with pins for craniotomy in children
    Aleksander M Vitali
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:917-23; discussion 925. 2008
    ..The purpose of this report is to review our experience with complications of head fixation with pins in children undergoing craniotomies and to review the literature on this subject...
  59. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of isolated sagittal synostosis: are radiographic studies necessary?
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:375-8. 2006
    ..This study was designed to determine if children could be operated on based solely on a clinical diagnosis or whether such an approach would result in any potentially unnecessary surgeries...
  60. doi request reprint Cingulate lesions presenting with epileptic spasms
    Dewi Schrader
    Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Clin Neurophysiol 26:342-7. 2009
    ..To describe the novel finding of epileptic spasms arising from a cingulate lesion...
  61. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous hemorrhage into spinal neurenteric cyst
    Tufan Hicdonmez
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Section of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, a part of Children s and Women s Health Centre, 4480 Oak Street, K3 159, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:438-42. 2004
    ..The use of intraoperative ultrasound was helpful in identifying and puncturing the cyst to minimize the spinal cord manipulation during the excision of the cyst wall...
  62. ncbi request reprint Migration of the peritoneal tip of a ventriculoperitoneal catheter causing shunt malfunction. Case illustration
    Yee Chiung Gan
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:153. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy associated with a cerebellar arachnoid cyst: seizure control following fenestration of the cyst
    Yee Chiung Gan
    Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of British Columbia, 4480 Oak Street, K3 159, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:125-34. 2008
    ..We present a unique case of a patient with medically intractable, secondary generalized epilepsy, associated with a superior cerebellar quadrigeminal arachnoid cyst...
  64. ncbi request reprint Hip joint subluxation after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
    Tufan Hicdonmez
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 103:10-6. 2005
    ..This study was performed to determine the incidence of hip subluxation in children with CP who underwent SDR at a single institution...
  65. ncbi request reprint Predicting stroke risk in pediatric moyamoya disease with xenon-enhanced computed tomography
    David J McAuley
    Department of Neurosurgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Neurosurgery 55:327-32; discussion 332-3. 2004
    ..To determine whether estimates of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) using xenon computed tomography (XeCT) in children with moyamoya disease can predict stroke risk before and after treatment...
  66. pmc Cervical intramedullary tuberculoma and tuberculous kyphosis in a 23-month-old child: case report
    Jeffery Pike
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Surg 48:247-50. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of infants with positional occipital plagiocephaly
    Paul Steinbok
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1275-83. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine cosmetic and developmental outcomes at a minimum of 5 years of age in children diagnosed in infancy with positional plagiocephaly (PP) and the impact of cranial orthotic use...
  68. ncbi request reprint Simple technique of head fixation for image-guided neurosurgery in infants
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1473-4. 2006
    ..The authors describe an extremely simple technique of head fixation for image-guided neurosurgery in young children in whom standard pin fixation cannot be used...
  69. ncbi request reprint Neonatal macrocephaly: cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor or neuroblastoma as an infrequent cause--a case report and review of the literature
    Gregor W Kaczala
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Perinatol 24:507-9. 2007
    ..A suspected malignancy will be confirmed by histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology...
  70. ncbi request reprint Pseudoclosure of anterior fontanelle by wormian bone in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis
    Deepak Agrawal
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Children s and Women s Health Centre, Vancouver, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 42:135-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to review the incidence of fontanelle closure by a wormian bone in isolated, nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis...
  71. doi request reprint Clinical, radiologic and pathologic features and outcome following surgery for cervicomedullary gliomas in children
    Salvatore Di Maio
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:1401-10. 2009
    ..Surgical resection is generally recommended for cervicomedullary tumors, but morbidity of resection may be significant. This study sought to identify MRI characteristics that might predict morbidity and extent of resection...
  72. doi request reprint Occurrence of basal ganglia germ cell tumors without a mass
    Salah Almubarak
    Division of Neurology, British Columbia Children s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arch Neurol 66:789-92. 2009
    ..To report a case series in which basal ganglia calcifications without mass effect proved to be germ cell tumors...
  73. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of a child with a primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    Gregory Michael Taylor Guilcher
    Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT, British Columbia s Children s Hospital, Room A119, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6H 3V4
    J Neurooncol 86:79-82. 2008
    ..The patient is clinically well 26 months after diagnosis, with no definitive evidence of residual disease...
  74. ncbi request reprint Selective dorsal rhizotomy: meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials
    John McLaughlin
    Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:17-25. 2002
    ..SDR+PT is efficacious in reducing spasticity in children with spastic diplegia and has a small positive effect on gross motor function...
  75. ncbi request reprint International survey on the management of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia
    Edgardo Schijman
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Av Libertador 2698 1 F, 1425, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:341-8. 2004
    ..In an attempt to clarify how neurosurgeons manage these clinical problems, an international survey on the Chiari I malformation and related syringomyelia was undertaken...
  76. ncbi request reprint Significance of beaten copper appearance on skull radiographs in children with isolated sagittal synostosis
    Deepak Agrawal
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences and Gamma Knife Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1467-70. 2007
    ..This study was designed to look for any correlation between BCA and symptoms suggestive of intracranial hypertension in this group of patients...
  77. ncbi request reprint Phase II study of high-dose chemotherapy before radiation in children with newly diagnosed high-grade astrocytoma: final analysis of Children's Cancer Group Study 9933
    Tobey J Macdonald
    Department of Hematology Oncology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Cancer 104:2862-71. 2005
    ..High-grade astrocytomas (HGA) carry a dismal prognosis and compose nearly 20% of all childhood brain tumors. The role of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) in the treatment of HGA remains unclear...
  78. ncbi request reprint Postsurgical health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children following hemispherectomy for intractable epilepsy
    Stephanie Y Griffiths
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
    Epilepsia 48:564-70. 2007
    ..HE, however, is not associated with increased risk for poor HRQOL. When considered in light of the multiple, significant risk factors for poor outcome associated with HE, children who undergo the procedure fare surprisingly well...
  79. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of endoscopic third ventriculostomy
    Hugh J L Garton
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109 0338, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:69-77; discussion 77-8. 2002
    ..Cost-effectiveness analysis can help determine the optimal strategy for integrating these different approaches...
  80. ncbi request reprint Zigzag bicoronal scalp incision for craniofacial cases in pediatric neurosurgery
    Paul Steinbok
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:94; author reply 95. 2005
  81. ncbi request reprint Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors: a Canadian pediatric brain tumor consortium report
    Donna L Johnston
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8L1
    J Neurooncol 86:101-8. 2008
    ..5% of childhood brain tumors. The purpose of this study was to describe the range of treatment regimens used to treat pediatric SPNET in Canada and to identify prognostic factors for overall survival in this population...
  82. ncbi request reprint Scaphocephaly or dolichocephaly?
    Deepak Agrawal
    J Neurosurg 102:253-4; author reply 254. 2005