Brian P Walcott

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Retrievable stent thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke: analysis of a revolutionizing treatment technique
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1346-9. 2013
  2. pmc Multimodal endovascular treatment of a vertebrovertebral fistula presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage and hydrocephalus
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1295-8. 2013
  3. doi Predictors of cranioplasty complications in stroke and trauma patients
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:757-62. 2013
  4. doi Infection following operations on the central nervous system: deconstructing the myth of the sterile field
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 33:E8. 2012
  5. doi Chordoma: current concepts, management, and future directions
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Lancet Oncol 13:e69-76. 2012
  6. pmc Conflict of interest in spine research reporting
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e44327. 2012
  7. doi Bilateral hemicraniectomy in non-penetrating traumatic brain injury
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurotrauma 29:1879-85. 2012
  8. doi Pathological mechanism of lumbar disc herniation resulting in neurogenic muscle hypertrophy
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1682-4. 2011
  9. pmc The use of intra-operative blood gas analysis in the investigation of suspected iatrogenic vascular injury
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur Spine J 21:S492-4. 2012
  10. doi Steroid responsive A3243G mutation MELAS: clinical and radiographic evidence for regional hyperperfusion leading to neuronal loss
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurologist 18:159-70. 2012

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  1. pmc Retrievable stent thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke: analysis of a revolutionizing treatment technique
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1346-9. 2013
    ..Preliminary analysis reveals excellent clinical outcomes for retrievable stent technology. This may be attributable to both high rates of revascularization with a relatively short time to perfusion restoration...
  2. pmc Multimodal endovascular treatment of a vertebrovertebral fistula presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage and hydrocephalus
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1295-8. 2013
    ..The patient made a full neurological recovery. High cervical and skull base fistulae are rare causes of intracranial hemorrhage; endovascular treatment is effective at disconnection of the arteriovenous shunt. ..
  3. doi Predictors of cranioplasty complications in stroke and trauma patients
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosurg 118:757-62. 2013
    ..Authors of this study aimed to identify surgery- and patient-specific risk factors related to the development of surgical site infection and other complications following cranioplasty...
  4. doi Infection following operations on the central nervous system: deconstructing the myth of the sterile field
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 33:E8. 2012
    ..The authors propose a paradigm shift in the nomenclature of the surgical field from "sterile" to "clean." Continued efforts aimed at optimizing immune capacity and host defenses to combat potential infection are warranted...
  5. doi Chordoma: current concepts, management, and future directions
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Lancet Oncol 13:e69-76. 2012
    ..In this Review, we highlight current standards in diagnosis, clinical management, and molecular characterisation of chordomas, and discuss current research...
  6. pmc Conflict of interest in spine research reporting
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e44327. 2012
    ..Medical studies are more likely to report favorable findings when a conflict of interest is declared. We aim to quantify and determine the effect of author disclosure of conflict of interest on scientific reporting...
  7. doi Bilateral hemicraniectomy in non-penetrating traumatic brain injury
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Neurotrauma 29:1879-85. 2012
    ..The average ICU length of stay was 12 days. The GOS score was 3 in surviving patients. Bilateral hemicraniectomy is a heroic intervention for patients with severe TBI, but can be a life-saving procedure...
  8. doi Pathological mechanism of lumbar disc herniation resulting in neurogenic muscle hypertrophy
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1682-4. 2011
    ..To our knowledge this is the first report of both grouped atrophy and compensatory hypertrophy of both muscle fiber types seen in this phenomenon...
  9. pmc The use of intra-operative blood gas analysis in the investigation of suspected iatrogenic vascular injury
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur Spine J 21:S492-4. 2012
    ..Differentiating arterial from brisk venous bleeding would be ideal to assist in the intra-operative management. Definitive angiography is typically not feasible during most routine spine surgery...
  10. doi Steroid responsive A3243G mutation MELAS: clinical and radiographic evidence for regional hyperperfusion leading to neuronal loss
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurologist 18:159-70. 2012
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  11. doi Postlaminectomy synovial cyst formation: a possible consequence of ligamentum flavum excision
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:252-4. 2012
    ..Secondary synovial cyst formation should be suspected in individuals who develop radiculopathy after laminectomy for stenosis...
  12. pmc Deep brain stimulation for medically refractory life-threatening status dystonicus in children
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:99-102. 2012
    ..Bilateral globus pallidus internus stimulation appears to be effective in the urgent treatment of medically refractory and life-threatening movement disorders...
  13. pmc Craniectomy for malignant cerebral infarction: prevalence and outcomes in US hospitals
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e29193. 2011
    ..Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of craniectomy for the treatment of malignant cerebral edema following ischemic stroke. We sought to determine the prevalence and outcomes related to this by using a national database...
  14. doi Diagnostic pitfalls in spine surgery: masqueraders of surgical spine disease
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 31:E1. 2011
    ..Awareness of these diagnoses can help reduce diagnostic error, thereby avoiding the morbidity and expense associated with an unnecessary operation...
  15. pmc Interfacility helicopter ambulance transport of neurosurgical patients: observations, utilization, and outcomes from a quaternary level care hospital
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e26216. 2011
    ..We sought to determine actual practice patterns, utilization, and outcomes of patients undergoing interfacility transport for neurosurgical conditions...
  16. doi Surgical treatment and outcomes of metastatic breast cancer to the spine
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1336-9. 2011
    ..We concluded that aggressive therapy, including surgery, is warranted for patients with symptomatic metastatic epidural spinal cord compression from breast cancer, including in the setting of advanced and progressive systemic disease...
  17. doi Microsurgical retrieval of an endovascular microcatheter trapped during Onyx embolization of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 3:77-9. 2011
    ..We report on a patient for whom surgery was combined with endovascular embolization to obliterate an AVM and retrieve an entrapped endovascular microcatheter...
  18. doi Determination of geographic variance in stroke prevalence using Internet search engine analytics
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 30:E19. 2011
    ..The authors hypothesized that the use of search engine query data can determine the prevalence of stroke...
  19. doi Early experience with flow diverting endoluminal stents for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, White Building, Room 502, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:891-4. 2011
    ..Long-term efficacy, optimal antithrombotic agent regimen, and perforator stroke risk are yet to be determined...
  20. doi Postoperative intensive care unit requirements after elective craniotomy
    Brian W Hanak
    Department of Neurosurgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    World Neurosurg 81:165-72. 2014
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  21. pmc Non-contrast 3D time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography for visualization of intracranial aneurysms in patients with absolute contraindications to CT or MRI contrast
    Vijay Yanamadala
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1122-6. 2013
    ..TOF MRA with 3DR, in conjunction with high-resolution non-contrast CT when indicated, provides adequate visualization of the microanatomy of the aneurysm and surrounding structures. ..
  22. doi Determinants of initial bone graft volume loss in posterolateral lumbar fusion
    Manish K Aghi
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1193-6. 2011
    ..We concluded that bone graft exhibited resorption 3 months postoperatively on both sides of all patients in this series, and that smoking was significantly associated with increased bone graft resorption...
  23. doi The incidence of complications in elective cranial neurosurgery associated with dural closure material
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and
    J Neurosurg 120:278-84. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the contribution of choice of dural closure material, as well as other factors, to the incidence of infection and CSF leak...
  24. doi Incidence of cerebrospinal fluid leak following petrosectomy and analysis of avoidance techniques
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:92-4. 2012
    ..CSF diversion and vascularized temporalis muscle flaps are effective in preventing the development of postoperative CSF leaks following petrosectomy...
  25. doi Cerebral revascularization for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms of the posterior circulation: microsurgical anatomy, techniques and outcomes
    Jared M Pisapia
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 3:249-54. 2011
    ..This review discusses the microsurgical anatomy of the posterior fossa intracranial circulation, as well as the techniques and outcomes related to cerebrovascular bypass...
  26. doi Temporal bone chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst presenting as an intracranial mass with clinical seizure activity
    Christopher J Stapleton
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:857-60. 2011
    ..We review issues relevant to the pathology and treatment of these lesions...
  27. doi Familial Chiari malformation: case series
    Benjamin D Schanker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 31:E1. 2011
    ..Recent advances in the understanding of the genetic influences and pathogenesis of familial Chiari malformation are expected to improve management of affected patients and monitoring of at-risk family members...
  28. doi En bloc excision of a dermal sinus tract
    Jean Valery Coumans
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, WACC 745, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:554-8. 2011
    ..We conclude that en bloc excision of a dermal sinus tract down to the intradural space is feasible with modifications to standard operative technique...
  29. doi Glioblastoma multiforme and cerebral cavernous malformations: intersection of pathophysiologic pathways
    Matthew K Mian
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:884-6. 2012
    ..We review the literature on the genetics of cavernous malformations and propose a mechanism for the tumorigenic potential of these vascular malformations...
  30. doi Trapped fourth ventricle phenomenon following aneurysm rupture of the posterior circulation: case reports
    Manuel Ferreira
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Neurosurgery 70:E253-8; discussion E258. 2012
    ..We describe the first adult case series of individuals who developed delayed isolated fourth ventricles after rupture of intracranial posterior circulation aneurysms and define treatment modality...
  31. doi Intraspinal migration of a clavicular Steinmann pin: case report and management strategy
    Matthew K Mian
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, White Building 502, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:310-3. 2012
    ..We conclude that a principle of safe surgical removal includes adequate exposure to allow for direct visualization of the pin and neural structures. We review the evaluation and management strategies of this unusual condition...
  32. doi Induced and sustained hypernatremia for the prevention and treatment of cerebral edema following brain injury
    Justine H Ryu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Neurocrit Care 19:222-31. 2013
    ..Insufficient evidence exists to recommend pharmacologic induction of hypernatremia as a treatment for cerebral edema. The strategy of vigilant avoidance of hyponatremia is currently a safer, potentially more efficacious paradigm. ..
  33. doi Factors affecting successful localization of the central sulcus using the somatosensory evoked potential phase reversal technique
    Sameer A Sheth
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:828-34; discussion 834. 2013
    ..Awareness of factors that lengthen the time required for MSSEP PRT has important implications for surgical planning...
  34. pmc Volumetric analysis of syringomyelia following hindbrain decompression for Chiari malformation Type I: syringomyelia resolution follows exponential kinetics
    Jean Valery Coumans
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 31:E4. 2011
    ..Resolution of syringomyelia is common following hindbrain decompression for Chiari malformation, yet little is known about the kinetics governing this process. The authors sought to establish the volumetric rate of syringomyelia resolution...
  35. doi Cerebrovascular bypass and aneurysm trapping for the treatment of an A2-segment anterior cerebral artery pseudoaneurysm and herniation through a skull base defect following trauma
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 0211H, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:149-51. 2012
    ..We present a unique case of a traumatic proximal anterior cerebral artery pseudoaneurysm, herniating through a skull base defect. Treatment consisted of aneurysm trapping and bypass with skull base reconstruction...
  36. pmc Trends in inpatient setting laminectomy for excision of herniated intervertebral disc: Population-based estimates from the US nationwide inpatient sample
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Neurol Int 2:7. 2011
    ..Treatment for this condition is categorized as surgical or non-surgical. We sought to identify trends in inpatient surgical management of herniated intervertebral discs using a national database...
  37. doi Dual ipsilateral craniotomies through a single incision for the surgical management of multiple intracranial aneurysms
    Gavin P Dunn
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 77:502-6. 2012
    ..To examine whether multiple aneurysms located in the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), middle cerebral artery (MCA), or internal carotid artery (ICA) could be treated through single-stage, ipsilateral dual craniotomies...
  38. doi Time-resolved contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography in the investigation of suspected intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula
    Benjamin D Schanker
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:837-9. 2011
    ..There was no evidence of arteriovenous shunting. Retrograde venous flow explained the signal abnormality seen on time-of-flight MRA. We concluded that time-resolved MRA is useful in the investigation of suspected intracranial dAVF...
  39. doi Lateral sacral artery aneurysm of the lumbar spine: hemorrhage resulting in cauda equina syndrome
    Raul G Nogueira
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 2:399-401. 2010
    ..To describe the effective treatment of a ruptured lateral sacral artery aneurysm presenting as a spinal epidural hematoma...
  40. doi Dural scalp and intracranial hemangiomas causing hydrocephalus and venous sinus thrombosis in an infant
    Brian V Nahed
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Child Neurol 26:777-81. 2011
    ..Innocuous scalp hemangioma in an infant may herald more concerning intracranial pathology, which can be treated effectively if diagnosed with appropriate imaging studies...
  41. doi Operative management of brainstem cavernous malformations
    Wael F Asaad
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E10. 2010
    ..The resection of brainstem CMs in properly selected patients has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of rehemorrhage and can be achieved relatively safely in experienced hands...
  42. pmc Clinical features of brain metastasis from salivary gland tumors
    Andrew S Venteicher
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1533-7. 2013
    ..Intracranial metastases from salivary gland tumors are rare, present years after diagnosis of the primary tumor, and are treatable with multimodality therapy...
  43. pmc Surgical treatment options and management strategies of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the lumbar spinal nerve roots
    Christian Strong
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1546-9. 2013
    ..Given the high prevalence of systemic disease in patients with intradural metastases, systemic (and possibly intracranial) imaging can be used to identify other potential areas of disease. ..
  44. doi Pial arteriovenous fistulae in pediatric patients: associated syndromes and treatment outcome
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:10-4. 2013
    ..The presentation, treatment and syndromes associated with pAVF in children are reported here...
  45. doi Long-term seizure outcomes following resection of supratentorial cavernous malformations
    Churl Su Kwon
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA Electronic address
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:2377-81. 2013
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  46. doi Retrograde third ventriculocisternostomy from the posterior fossa
    Vijay Yanamadala
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:9-13; discussion 13-4. 2013
    ..Prophylactic ventriculocisternostomy has been described with success in this patient population to prevent postoperative hydrocephalus...
  47. doi Fourth ventricular neurocystercercosis presenting with acute hydrocephalus
    Brian W Hanak
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:867-9. 2011
    ..Resection may also avoid the need for permanent CSF diversion. We also reviewed the evidence-based management strategies described in the literature...
  48. pmc Continuous hyperosmolar therapy for traumatic brain injury-associated cerebral edema: as good as it gets, or an iatrogenic secondary insult?
    Kristopher T Kahle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:30-1. 2013
    ..This practice is highly controversial, is in widespread use, and lacks robust evidence for efficacy. Herein, we review details of the controversy regarding this practice...
  49. pmc Socioeconomic status correlates with the prevalence of advanced coronary artery disease in the United States
    Bronislava Bashinskaya
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Medicine Cardiology Division, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e46314. 2012
    ..We seek to identify whether socioeconomic factors contribute to advanced coronary artery disease prevalence in the United States...
  50. doi Vertebral artery pexy for microvascular decompression of the facial nerve in the treatment of hemifacial spasm
    Manuel Ferreira
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:1800-4. 2011
    ..The authors report the use of a new technique of VA pexy to the petrous or clival dura mater in patients with HFS attributed to a severely ectatic and tortuous VA, and detail the results in a series of patients...
  51. doi Interval, acute onset airway obstruction associated with a fracture of the C4 vertebra in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis
    Brian V Nahed
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 3117, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 17:1085-8. 2010
    ..This example highlights one of the potential complications of rigid cervical collar immobilization in patients with spinal instability...
  52. pmc Novel treatment targets for cerebral edema
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Neurotherapeutics 9:65-72. 2012
    ..A specific antagonist of the vasopressin V1A- and V2-receptor, conivaptan, promotes water excretion while sparing electrolytes through a process known as aquaresis...
  53. doi Hyponatremia associated with Ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis
    Zachary R Barnard
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Oncol 29:374-7. 2012
    ..Effective treatment consisted of fluid restriction, hyperosmolar therapy, and steroids...
  54. doi The quality of randomized controlled trial reporting in spine literature
    Matthew R Naunheim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02214, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1326-30. 2011
    ..Retrospective literature review...
  55. doi Arterial tortuosity syndrome with multiple intracranial aneurysms: a case report
    Matthew R Naunheim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:369-71. 2011
    ..To report a new manifestation of the rare connective tissue disorder arterial tortuosity syndrome in the absence of skin and soft-tissue abnormalities and with bilateral, giant fusiform intracranial aneurysms...
  56. doi Diffuse central neurocytoma with craniospinal dissemination
    Christopher J Stapleton
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 19:163-6. 2012
    ..At 18 months followup, the patient has completed 6 of 8 total cycles of vincristine and carboplatin and serial imaging shows stable disease within the craniospinal axis...
  57. doi Disruption of ion homeostasis in the neurogliovascular unit underlies the pathogenesis of ischemic cerebral edema
    Arjun Khanna
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Transl Stroke Res 5:3-16. 2014
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  58. doi Dural arteriovenous fistulae in pediatric patients: associated conditions and treatment outcomes
    Brian P Walcott
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:6-9. 2013
    ..Dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVF) are rare vascular lesions of the CNS with potentially significant morbidity and mortality. Our experience in the treatment of children with dAVF is reported...
  59. pmc Effects of vascular-endothelial protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibition on breast cancer vasculature and metastatic progression
    Shom Goel
    Edwin L Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1188-201. 2013
    ..Here we determine the role of vascular endothelial protein tyrosine phosphatase (VE-PTP), which deactivates endothelial cell (EC) Tie-2 receptor tyrosine kinase, thereby impairing maturation of tumor vessels...
  60. doi Neurological surgery: the influence of physical and mental demands on humans performing complex operations
    Sarah K Bourne
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, White Building Room 502, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:342-8. 2013
    ..In this review, we explore the delicate balance of training and performance, as well as some routinely used adjuncts to improve human performance...
  61. doi Delayed post-traumatic bilateral abducens nerve palsy with complete recovery
    Vijay Yanamadala
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Clin Neurosci 19:585-6. 2012
    ..Full recovery is the natural history in the majority of traumatic abducens nerve palsies, and this is an important consideration when counseling patients with such injuries...
  62. doi Incidental vertebral lesions
    Jean Valery C E Coumans
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 31:E17. 2011
    ..In this article we review incidental findings within the vertebral column and review management of these lesions, based on available Class III data...
  63. doi Cerebrospinal fluid fistula prevention and treatment following frontal sinus fractures: a review of initial management and outcomes
    Brandyn Castro
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E1. 2012
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  64. pmc Trends in Peptic Ulcer Disease and the Identification of Helicobacter Pylori as a Causative Organism: Population-based Estimates from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample
    Bronislava Bashinskaya
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, USA
    J Glob Infect Dis 3:366-70. 2011
    ..We sought to determine trends related to this discovery by using a national database...
  65. pmc Cerebral edema and a transtentorial brain herniation syndrome associated with pandemic swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection
    Kristopher T Kahle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, White Building, Room 502, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1245-8. 2011
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  66. doi Intranasal myiasis: a rare complication of transnasal skull base surgery
    Taha A Jan
    Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1178-80. 2013
    ..The organisms were successfully eradicated and she is free from further signs of infection. Intranasal myiasis is an unusual complication of anterior skull base surgery. ..
  67. doi Rapidly progressive lumbar subdural empyema following acromial bursal injection
    Jean Valery C E Coumans
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 18:1562-3. 2011
    ..Two lumbar MRI conducted 62 hours apart revealed a newly developed subdural empyema that was successfully treated with surgical evacuation and post-operative antibiotics...
  68. doi Resolution of headache and papilledema in idiopathic intracranial hypertension associated with inhibition of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport
    Kristopher T Kahle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Child Neurol 26:205-8. 2011
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  69. pmc Managing malignant cerebral infarction
    J Marc Simard
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 22 S Greene St, Suite S12D, Baltimore, MD, 21201 1595, USA
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 13:217-29. 2011
    ..Under appropriate circumstances, decompressive craniectomy may be warranted to improve outcome or to prevent death...
  70. doi Diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia from intracerebral hemorrhage and blast crisis. A case report and review of the literature
    Matthew R Naunheim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 112:575-7. 2010
    ..This case demonstrates that the presence of hyperleukocytosis in a patient with intracerebral hemorrhage should raise clinical suspicion for acute leukemia as the cause of the ICH...