Michael L Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Children's Hospital and Health Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Microsurgical keyhole approach for middle fossa arachnoid cyst fenestration
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, and Children s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:1138-44; discussion 1144-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Hydrocephalus in children with middle fossa arachnoid cysts
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 92123, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:25-31. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Mortality resulting from head injury in professional boxing
    Lissa C Baird
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 67:1444-50; discussion 1450. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial adhesion to surfactant-modified silicone surfaces
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, Suite 300, 8010 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:488-90; discussion 490-1. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Deep venous thrombosis in children and adolescents
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens Specialists of San Diego, and University of California, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:32-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic virtual endoscopy: development of a multidirectional rigid endoscope
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, Childrens Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONS134-41; discussion ONS134-41. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Birth and evolution of the football helmet
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:656-61; discussion 661-2. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis and evolution of head injury in football
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:649-55. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with autism spectrum disorder and intractable epilepsy: results from the vagus nerve stimulation therapy patient outcome registry
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:595-602. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Variations of endoscopic and open repair of metopic craniosynostosis
    Sassan Keshavarzi
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Rady Children s Hospital and Health Care Center, University of California San Diego, 200 W Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 8893, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 20:1439-44. 2009

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Microsurgical keyhole approach for middle fossa arachnoid cyst fenestration
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, and Children s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:1138-44; discussion 1144-5. 2003
    ..We reviewed the results for patients who were treated primarily with craniotomy and fenestration at our institution, to provide a baseline for comparisons of the efficacies of other treatment modalities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hydrocephalus in children with middle fossa arachnoid cysts
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 92123, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:25-31. 2004
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Mortality resulting from head injury in professional boxing
    Lissa C Baird
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 67:1444-50; discussion 1450. 2010
    ..The majority of boxing-related fatalities result from traumatic brain injury. Biomechanical forces in boxing result in rotational acceleration with resultant subdural hematoma and diffuse axonal injury...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bacterial adhesion to surfactant-modified silicone surfaces
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, Suite 300, 8010 Frost Street, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:488-90; discussion 490-1. 2004
    ..We studied the effectiveness of a surfactant and/or 2% iodine prewash on preventing bacterial adhesion to Silastic catheter material...
  5. ncbi request reprint Deep venous thrombosis in children and adolescents
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens Specialists of San Diego, and University of California, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:32-7. 2004
    ..The objective of this retrospective review was to identify patients on the pediatric neurosurgical ward with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) to develop diagnostic and treatment-related guidelines...
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic virtual endoscopy: development of a multidirectional rigid endoscope
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, Childrens Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONS134-41; discussion ONS134-41. 2006
    ..We introduce a robotic virtual endoscope with applications for neurosurgery that could serve as a novel step in the evolution of future endoscopic technologies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Birth and evolution of the football helmet
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:656-61; discussion 661-2. 2004
    ..To review the advent and evolution of the football helmet through historical, physiological, and biomechanical analysis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis and evolution of head injury in football
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:649-55. 2004
    ..To review head injury in football through historical, anatomic, and physiological analysis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with autism spectrum disorder and intractable epilepsy: results from the vagus nerve stimulation therapy patient outcome registry
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:595-602. 2010
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Variations of endoscopic and open repair of metopic craniosynostosis
    Sassan Keshavarzi
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Rady Children s Hospital and Health Care Center, University of California San Diego, 200 W Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 8893, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 20:1439-44. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Mortality resulting from head injury in professional boxing: case report
    Lissa C Baird
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 67:E519-20. 2010
    ..The majority of boxing-related fatalities result from traumatic brain injury. Biomechanical forces in boxing result in rotational acceleration with resultant subdural hematoma and diffuse axonal injury...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fronto-orbital and cranial osteotomies with resorbable fixation using an endoscopic approach
    Steven R Cohen
    Department of Craniofacial Surgery, Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 31:429-42, vi. 2004
    ..Ultimately, each patient is best served by a customized plan, developed and implemented by a multidisciplinary team capable of the full range of techniques...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: current treatment options
    Steven R Cohen
    Craniofacial Surgery, Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 28:79-91. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint The risk of growing skull fractures in craniofacial patients
    Sassan Keshavarzi
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 46:193-8. 2010
    ..This experience was then compared to that of the pertinent published literature...
  15. ncbi request reprint Honored guest presentation: the legacy of Galen of Pergamon. The neurosurgeon in the arena of sport
    Michael L J Apuzzo
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Clin Neurosurg 49:333-70. 2002
  16. doi request reprint Craniofacial reconstruction as a treatment for elevated intracranial pressure
    Lissa C Baird
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:411-8. 2012
    ..The authors review their institutional experience in the treatment of children with symptomatic increased intracranial pressure (ICP) utilizing craniofacial reconstructive procedures...
  17. ncbi request reprint Complications of interhemispheric transcallosal approach in children: review of 15 years experience
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:790-3. 2006
    ..Few case series discuss the morbidity associated with this approach. This study describes the 15-year experience of the senior author in Southern California...
  18. ncbi request reprint Surgical correction of metopic synostosis
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California Medical Center, San Diego, 92103 8893, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:392-8. 2005
    ..In mild forms, there is only prominent ridging of the metopic suture; more severe forms result in a marked narrowing of the frontal and temporal regions that in turn affects the supraorbital rims and produces hypotelorism...
  19. pmc Initial clinical experience with frameless optically guided stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy in pediatric patients
    Sassan Keshavarzi
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, 200 W Arbor Drive, Suite 8893, San Diego, CA 92103 8893, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:837-44. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to report our initial experience treating pediatric patients with central nervous system tumors using a frameless, optically guided linear accelerator...
  20. ncbi request reprint Initial experience with antibiotic-impregnated silicone catheters for shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in children
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:56-61. 2005
    ..However, these shunts are yet to be evaluated in clinical trials and their safety and efficacy in preventing shunt infections is unknown...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of vagus nerve stimulator magnet on programmable shunt settings
    Rahul Jandial
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego, Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:627-9; discussion 629-30. 2004
    ..Both devices use magnetic fields to activate and program their various settings and functions. The authors conducted several ex vivo trials to better elucidate any interplay between the two systems...
  22. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
    Azadeh Farin
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California USC, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:763-70. 2006
    ..Additional recent data suggest the favorability of third ventriculostomy over shunt implantation in additional patient cohorts. Operative technique is discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Aneurysms in children: review of 15 years experience
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center, 200 W Arbor Drive, Suite 8893, San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:188-92. 2006
    ..Intracranial aneurysms in children are rare. The location, size, age, and presentation in the young are markedly different from that of adults. The 15-year experience of the senior author in southern California is presented...
  24. ncbi request reprint Emotional and psychological impact of delayed craniosynostosis repair
    Burak M Ozgur
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1619-23. 2006
    ..In a time in which we are understanding how critical a child's early formative years are in influencing his/her emotional and psychological development, the authors describe one medical aspect involved in that dynamic process...
  25. ncbi request reprint Management of pilocytic astrocytoma with diffuse leptomeningeal spread: two cases and review of the literature
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:477-81. 2005
    ..We report two children with disseminated JPAs treated with a chemotherapeutic agent, temozolomide, after progression of the disease despite surgery, traditional chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy...
  26. doi request reprint Concussions in soccer: a current understanding
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Rady Children s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    World Neurosurg 78:535-44. 2012
    ..As many as 22% of all soccer injuries are concussions...
  27. doi request reprint Pediatric neurosurgery outreach: sustainability appraisal of a targeted teaching model in Kiev, Ukraine
    Michael L Levy
    Division of Neurosurgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:611-6. 2012
    ..In addition the ability to create sustainable surgical care improvement is investigated as an efficient method to improve global surgical care...
  28. ncbi request reprint Subfrontal transbasal approach and technique for resection of craniopharyngioma
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:E10. 2005
    ..The authors prefer the subfrontal transbasal approach for resection of these tumors, and they describe this approach and illustrate it with the accompanying figures...
  29. pmc Maria Auxiliadora Hospital in Lima, Peru as a model for neurosurgical outreach to international charity hospitals
    Melanie G Hayden
    Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5327, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:145-8. 2011
    ..The International Neurosurgical Children's Association (INCA) effectively improved the available neurosurgical care in the Maria Auxiliadora Hospital of Lima, Peru through the advancement of local specialist education and training...
  30. ncbi request reprint The pathophysiologic mechanism of cerebellar mutism
    Burak M Ozgur
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
    Surg Neurol 66:18-25. 2006
    ..Multiple theories exist for explaining this phenomenon. We have made an attempt to further understand this entity given a particularly interesting case as it relates to multiple pathophysiologic pathways...
  31. ncbi request reprint Gunshot wounds to the spine in adolescents
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:748-52; discussion 748-52. 2005
    ..The incidence of spinal instability after penetrating gunshot wounds to the spine in adolescents is unknown. We describe our experience over a 15-year period...
  32. ncbi request reprint Microsurgical keyhole middle fossa arachnoid cyst fenestration
    Burak M Ozgur
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California San Diego Children s Hospital San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 12:804-6. 2005
    ..Patient selection is crucial, as is knowledge of the surgical anatomy. We provide a detailed description of the technique, with Illustrations of the key aspects of the procedure...
  33. ncbi request reprint Leptomeningeal cyst development after endoscopic craniosynostosis repair: case report
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:235-7; discussion 237-8. 2004
    ..The authors report a child in whom a leptomeningeal cyst developed after performance of endoscopic craniosynostosis repair, presumably from an iatrogenic dural laceration...
  34. doi request reprint Complications associated with prolonged hypertonic saline therapy in children with elevated intracranial pressure
    David D Gonda
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 14:610-20. 2013
    ..We investigated complications associated with hypernatremia in children who were treated with prolonged infusions of hypertonic saline...
  35. doi request reprint Over-the-catheter retrieval of a retained microcatheter following Onyx embolization: a technical report
    C Benjamin Newman
    Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 4:e13. 2012
    ..In the present report, a novel technique for the retrieval of microcatheters retained during Onyx embolization of intracranial lesions is described...
  36. ncbi request reprint Indirect revascularisation for paediatric moyamoya disease: the EDAMS technique
    Burak M Ozgur
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:105-8. 2006
    ..Debate has long ensued about which methods are most efficacious and yet safe. The authors describe their experience with a straightforward method for performing the EDAMS (encephalo-duro-arterio-myo-synangiosis) technique...
  37. ncbi request reprint Gel-based surgical preparation resulting in an operating room fire during a neurosurgical procedure: case report
    Hal S Meltzer
    Divisions of Pediatrics and Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, Childrens Hospital of San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:347-9. 2005
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Biomechanical aspects of sports-related head injuries
    Min S Park
    Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8893, San Diego, CA 92103 8893, USA
    Neurol Clin 26:33-43; vii. 2008
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Use of elemental iodine for shunt infection prophylaxis
    SooHo Choi
    Division of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:908-12; discussion 912-3. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Neonatal subgaleal hematoma causing brain compression: report of two cases and review of the literature
    Arun P Amar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:1470-4; discussion 1474. 2003
    ..We report the first two known patients with extracranial cerebral compression caused by SGH. Also, the surgical evacuation of neonatal SGH has not been described previously...
  41. ncbi request reprint Intradural cranial congenital dermal sinuses: diagnosis and management
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:243-7; discussion 248. 2006
    ..The congenital dermal sinus (CDS) is a benign tumor-like entity that has unique anatomical and clinical features. We retrospectively examined our data to determine factors associated with adverse outcomes for cranial-based dermal sinuses...
  42. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic ganglioglioma treated by temporal lobectomy. Case report and review of the literature
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego Medical Center, 92103 8893, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:217-9. 2004
    ..The authors recommend follow up and surgical treatment for possible tumor recurrence. The prognosis for hypothalamic ganglioglioma is unknown...
  43. ncbi request reprint Retinal hemorrhage and pediatric brain injury: etiology and review of the literature
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 12:624-31. 2005
    ..We review the literature regarding types of retinal hemorrhage and their associated etiologies...
  44. ncbi request reprint The science of shrinking human heads: tribal warfare and revenge among the South American Jivaro-Shuar
    Rahul Jandial
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:1215-21. 2004
    ..Regardless, the Jivaro-Shuar and their practices provide an illustrative counterexample to popular myth regarding the culture and science of the shrinking of human heads...
  45. ncbi request reprint Vertebral body granuloma of the cervical region after pencil injury
    Hal S Meltzer
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of San Diego, and Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:1527-9; discussion 1529-30. 2004
    ..We suggest that imaging characteristics and a detailed history will assist with the diagnosis of such lesions...
  46. ncbi request reprint Correction of large (>25 cm(2)) cranial defects with "reinforced" hydroxyapatite cement: technique and complications
    Susan R Durham
    Department of Neurosurgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97201 3098, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:842-5; discussion 845. 2003
    ..We describe a technique in which we use hydroxyapatite cement, reinforced with tantalum mesh and titanium miniplates, for the repair of large (>25 cm(2)) cranial defects...
  47. doi request reprint Brain tumor stem cells and the tumor microenvironmen
    Rahul Jandial
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E27. 2008
    ..Evidence of brain tumor stem cells is reviewed along with the role of tumor environment as the context within which these cells should be understood...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the human brain: changing brain size and the fossil record
    Min S Park
    Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:555-62; discussion 562. 2007
    ..This overview is intended to provide a broad understanding of some of the controversial issues that are currently being debated in the multidisciplinary field of brain evolution research...
  49. ncbi request reprint Stem cell origin of brain tumors
    Dawn Waters
    Division of Neurosurgery, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 671:58-66. 2010
    ..NSCs are increasingly being investigated as the cell type that originally undergoes malignant transformation--the cell of origin--and the evidence for this is discussed...
  50. ncbi request reprint Craniofacial reconstruction with a fast resorbing polymer: a 6- to 12-month clinical follow-up review
    Steven R Cohen
    Craniofacial Surgery Service, Children s Hospital of San Diego, California 92123, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 16:E12. 2004
    ..In this paper the authors discuss the biomaterial properties of a fast resorbing polymer (FRP) and the clinical results in a series of patients who participated in a 6- to 12-month study...
  51. doi request reprint Chicken embryonic brain: an in vivo model for verifying neural stem cell potency
    Alex Kharazi
    Department of Research and Development, Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Neurosurg 119:512-9. 2013
    ..The authors undertook this study to directly compare the in vitro potency and in vivo migration of human NSCs (hNSCs) expanded under conditions of gradually increased concentration of fetal bovine serum (FBS) as a maturation factor...
  52. doi request reprint Recurrent pediatric central nervous system low-grade gliomas: the role of surveillance neuroimaging in asymptomatic children
    Yoko T Udaka
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, Rady Children s Hospital San Diego, California 92123, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 11:119-26. 2013
    ..The authors sought to determine the clinical and radiographic features associated with recurrent or progressive disease in a single-institutional series of children diagnosed with primary CNS LGG...
  53. doi request reprint Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: the Rady Children's Hospital approach
    Ryan K Wong
    Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Rady Children s Hospital and the University of California San Diego, CA, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 23:2061-5. 2012
    ..In this article, our purpose was to describe our algorithm for treating nonsyndromic craniosynostosis at Rady Children's Hospital...
  54. ncbi request reprint A neuroforensic analysis of the wounds of President John F. Kennedy: Part 2--A study of the available evidence, eyewitness correlations, analysis, and conclusions
    Michael L Levy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital San Diego, and Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurgery 54:1298-310; discussion 1311-2. 2004
    ..The final article of the series will relate the wounds to the timing of the shots and the location of the President as his limousine traversed Dealey Plaza and will discuss the sites from which the bullets could have been fired...
  55. ncbi request reprint The assassination of President John F Kennedy: a neuroforensic analysis--part 1: a neurosurgeon's previously undocumented eyewitness account of the events of November 22, 1963
    Daniel Sullivan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 53:1019-25; discussion 1025-27. 2003
    ..This report provides a previously undocumented neurosurgeon's eyewitness account of what transpired in Trauma Room 1 of Parkland Memorial Hospital on November 22, 1963...