D M Sciubba

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi CT fluoroscopically guided percutaneous placement of transiliosacral rod for sacral insufficiency fracture: case report and technique
    D M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 28:1451-4. 2007
  2. doi An unusual case of spinal column metastasis after orthotopic transplantation for cardiac sarcoma
    Gregory S McLoughlin
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:377-81. 2008
  3. doi Minimally invasive direct repair of lumbar spondylolysis with a pedicle screw and hook construct
    Joseph C Noggle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E15. 2008
  4. doi Antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters for the treatment of infantile hydrocephalus
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 44:91-6. 2008
  5. doi Computed tomography reconstruction artifact suggesting cervical spine subluxation
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:84-7. 2008
  6. pmc A systematic review of the current role of minimally invasive spine surgery in the management of metastatic spine disease
    Camilo A Molina
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer Building 5 185a, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Surg Oncol 2011:598148. 2011
  7. doi Solitary vertebral metastasis
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:145-54, viii. 2009
  8. doi Ewing and osteogenic sarcoma: evidence for multidisciplinary management
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:S58-68. 2009
  9. pmc Are computed tomography scans adequate in assessing cervical spine pain following blunt trauma?
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Meyer Building 8 161, 600 Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Emerg Med J 24:803-4. 2007
  10. ncbi Development of scoliosis following intrathecally placed opioid pump for chronic low back pain
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E718-22. 2007

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  1. ncbi CT fluoroscopically guided percutaneous placement of transiliosacral rod for sacral insufficiency fracture: case report and technique
    D M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 28:1451-4. 2007
    ..Thus, we propose a novel technique in which guidance with CT fluoroscopy allows placement of a transiliosacral bar in conjunction with sacroplasty...
  2. doi An unusual case of spinal column metastasis after orthotopic transplantation for cardiac sarcoma
    Gregory S McLoughlin
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:377-81. 2008
    ..This represents a previously unreported and clinically significant complication for undifferentiated cardiac sarcoma...
  3. doi Minimally invasive direct repair of lumbar spondylolysis with a pedicle screw and hook construct
    Joseph C Noggle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E15. 2008
    ..This approach may decrease the collateral soft tissue damage common to open dissections, and may be ideal for young, active surgical candidates...
  4. doi Antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters for the treatment of infantile hydrocephalus
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 44:91-6. 2008
    ..In this study, clinical outcomes were assessed in infants with hydrocephalus (<1 year) following AIS placement...
  5. doi Computed tomography reconstruction artifact suggesting cervical spine subluxation
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:84-7. 2008
    ..Clinicians should be aware of such artifact and how to recognize it when basing clinical management on such studies...
  6. pmc A systematic review of the current role of minimally invasive spine surgery in the management of metastatic spine disease
    Camilo A Molina
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer Building 5 185a, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Int J Surg Oncol 2011:598148. 2011
    ..Future investigations should be conducted comparing standard surgery versus MIS in a prospective fashion...
  7. doi Solitary vertebral metastasis
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:145-54, viii. 2009
    ....
  8. doi Ewing and osteogenic sarcoma: evidence for multidisciplinary management
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:S58-68. 2009
    ..Systematic review of the literature and consensus recommendations by an international expert focus group...
  9. pmc Are computed tomography scans adequate in assessing cervical spine pain following blunt trauma?
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Meyer Building 8 161, 600 Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Emerg Med J 24:803-4. 2007
    ..In this way, the use of dynamic radiographs following blunt cervical trauma should be considered an effective tool for managing acute cervical spine injury in the awake, alert, and neurologically intact patient with neck pain...
  10. ncbi Development of scoliosis following intrathecally placed opioid pump for chronic low back pain
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E718-22. 2007
    ..Case report...
  11. ncbi Chordoma of the spinal column
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Meyer 7 109, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:5-15. 2008
    ....
  12. doi Evaluation of blunt cervical spine injury
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    South Med J 102:823-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize the current recommendations for radiographic evaluation of patients with blunt cervical spine trauma...
  13. ncbi Pediatric tumors involving the spinal column
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Meyer 7 109, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:81-92. 2008
    ..As a result, aggressive surgical decompression, deformity correction, fusion, and gross total tumor resections may improve functional and oncologic outcomes without sacrifice of spinal stability...
  14. doi Perioperative challenges in the surgical management of ankylosing spondylitis
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E10. 2008
    ..In this review the complications of AS are reviewed, and recommendations are provided to avoid problems during each stage of patient management...
  15. doi Laminar screw fixation of the axis
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:327-34. 2008
    ..To elucidate the clinical impact of such screws, the authors report their experience in placing C-2 laminar screws in adult patients over a 2-year period, with emphasis on clinical outcome and technical placement...
  16. doi Diagnosis and management of sacral tumors
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:244-56. 2009
    ..Special attention is given to the specific anatomical constraints that make tumors in this region of the spine more difficult to effectively manage than those in the mobile portions of the spine...
  17. doi Factors associated with cervical instability requiring fusion after cervical laminectomy for intradural tumor resection
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:413-9. 2008
    ....
  18. doi Supraciliary keyhole craniotomy for brain abscess debridement
    Joseph C Noggle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E11. 2008
    ..The authors report their experience in treating frontal epidural abscesses in pediatric patients through minimally invasive supraciliary craniotomies over a 4-year period...
  19. doi Radiographic and clinical evaluation of free-hand placement of C-2 pedicle screws. Clinical article
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:15-22. 2009
    ..The authors describe how, after meticulous dissection of the C-2 pars interarticularis, such screws can be placed accurately and safely without the use of fluoroscopy...
  20. doi Evaluation of factors associated with postoperative infection following sacral tumor resection
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:593-9. 2008
    ..To identify potential risk factors, a review of clinical outcomes for sacral tumor resections over the past 5 years at a single institution was completed, paying special attention to procedure-related complications...
  21. ncbi Factors contributing to the medical costs of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treatment in pediatric patients with standard shunt components compared with those in patients with antibiotic impregnated components
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E9. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi Spinal stenosis surgery in pediatric patients with achondroplasia
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:372-8. 2007
    ..In this study, clinical outcomes were assessed in children with achondroplasia after spinal canal decompression...
  23. ncbi Diagnosis and management of metastatic spine disease
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 161, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Surg Oncol 15:141-51. 2006
    ..In addition, we propose a simple algorithm to aid in deciding which patients are ideally treated medically and which patients may benefit from surgery...
  24. doi Solitary spinal metastasis of Hürthle cell thyroid carcinoma
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 161, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 17:797-801. 2010
    ..We discuss aspects of the diagnosis, management, patient selection, and surgical treatment of metastatic Hürthle cell carcinoma in reference to the literature...
  25. ncbi Prolonged exposure to antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters does not increase incidence of late shunt infections
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 161, Baltimore MD 21287, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:867-71. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors evaluate the incidence of late shunt infection after the introduction of an AIS system in a pediatric hydrocephalus population...
  26. doi Diagnosis and management of metastatic spine disease. A review
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Departments of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:94-108. 2010
    ..Ultimately, the goal of treatment in patients with spinal metastases remains palliative, and clinical judgment is required to select the appropriate patients for surgical intervention...
  27. doi The evolution of intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:84-91; discussion 91-2. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi Thoracic kyphotic deformity reduction with a distractible titanium cage via an entirely posterior approach
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:223-30; discussion 230-1. 2007
    ..We describe a technique in which kyphotic deformity of the thoracic and thoracolumbar spine is corrected, decompressed, and stabilized with a circumferential fixation construct from a lone posterior approach...
  29. doi Percutaneous computed tomography fluoroscopy-guided conformal ultrasonic ablation of vertebral tumors in a rabbit tumor model. Laboratory investigation
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:773-9. 2010
    ..In a rabbit model of vertebral body tumor, the authors have successfully ablated tumors using an acoustic ablator placed percutaneously via computed tomography fluoroscopic (CTF) guidance...
  30. pmc Positive and negative prognostic variables for patients undergoing spine surgery for metastatic breast disease
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Eur Spine J 16:1659-67. 2007
    ....
  31. doi Preoperative radiographic factors and surgeon experience are associated with cortical breach of C2 pedicle screws
    Hassan Alosh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:9-14. 2010
    ..A retrospective review study...
  32. doi Transthoracic surgical treatment for centrally located thoracic disc herniations presenting with myelopathy: a 5-year institutional experience
    Selim Ayhan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:79-88. 2010
    ..Retrospective review...
  33. ncbi Surgery for primary vertebral tumors: en bloc versus intralesional resection
    John H Chi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 7 109, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:111-7. 2008
    ....
  34. doi Translaminar versus pedicle screw fixation of C2: comparison of surgical morbidity and accuracy of 313 consecutive screws
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:343-8; discussion 348-9. 2009
    ..It is unclear if TL versus PD screw fixation of C2 is truly associated with less operative morbidity, greater accuracy of screw placement, or equivalent durability...
  35. doi Endoscopic transcervical odontoidectomy for pediatric basilar invagination and cranial settling. Report of 4 cases
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:337-42. 2008
    ..The ETO technique allows an alternative approach for the treatment of ventral pathological entities at the craniocervical junction in pediatric patients...
  36. doi Posterior-only approach for total en bloc spondylectomy for malignant primary spinal neoplasms: anatomic considerations and operative nuances
    Patrick C Hsieh
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:173-81; discussion 181. 2009
    ..The oncological considerations and surgical nuances that allow for safe but aggressive surgical excision of primary spinal tumors to achieve favorable oncological and neurological outcomes are highlighted...
  37. doi Recurrent lumbar disc herniation after single-level lumbar discectomy: incidence and health care cost analysis
    Giannina L Garcés Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:574-8; discussion 578. 2009
    ..We set out to identify the incidence and health care cost of same-level recurrent disc herniation after single-level lumbar discectomy at our institution...
  38. doi Thoracic vertebrectomy and spinal reconstruction via anterior, posterior, or combined approaches: clinical outcomes in 91 consecutive patients with metastatic spinal tumors
    Risheng Xu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:272-84. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi Chordoma of the sacrum and vertebral bodies
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21237, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 17:708-17. 2009
    ..However, surgical morbidity may be substantial given the propensity for chordomas to abut or surround neural, vascular, and visceral structures. Thus, early recognition is essential, and treatment by a multidisciplinary team is ideal...
  40. pmc Surgical treatment strategies and outcome in patients with breast cancer metastatic to the spine: a review of 87 patients
    Joseph A Shehadi
    Department of Neurosurgery, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Eur Spine J 16:1179-92. 2007
    ..In patients with spinal metastases specifically from breast cancer, aggressive surgical management provides significant pain relief and preservation or improvement of neurological function with an acceptably low rate of complications...
  41. doi Maximizing the potential of minimally invasive spine surgery in complex spinal disorders
    Patrick C Hsieh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E19. 2008
    ..In this article the authors review numerous cases of complex spine disorders managed with MIS techniques and discuss the current and future implications of these approaches for complex spinal pathologies...
  42. doi Outcome following decompressive surgery for different histological types of metastatic tumors causing epidural spinal cord compression. Clinical article
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:56-63. 2009
    ..The differential outcomes for patients with different histological types of metastatic disease therefore remain unknown...
  43. doi The effect of spinal instrumentation on kinematics at the cervicothoracic junction: emphasis on soft-tissue response in an in vitro human cadaveric model
    Ryan M Kretzer
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 8 161, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:435-42. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the role of ligamentous and facet capsule (FC) structures at the CTJ as they relate to stability above thoracic pedicle screw constructs...
  44. doi Vertebral compression fractures in patients presenting with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:267-74; discussion 274-5. 2009
    ..The goals of this study were to evaluate the effects of compression fractures on long-term neurological function, as well as understand the factors that predict the development of pathological fractures for patients with MESCC...
  45. doi Short-term progressive spinal deformity following laminoplasty versus laminectomy for resection of intradural spinal tumors: analysis of 238 patients
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:1005-12. 2010
    ..We set out to determine whether the use of laminoplasty (LP) vs laminectomy (LM) has reduced the incidence of subsequent spinal deformity following intradural tumor resection at our institution...
  46. doi Neurological outcome after surgical management of adult tethered cord syndrome
    Giannina L Garcés-Ambrossi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:304-9. 2009
    ....
  47. doi A computed tomography-based feasibility study of translaminar screw fixation in the upper thoracic spine
    Ryan M Kretzer
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:286-92. 2010
    ....
  48. doi En bloc spondylectomy for treatment of tumor-induced osteomalacia
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:600-4. 2009
    ..This case suggests that radical spondylectomy may be beneficial in the management of metabolically or endocrinologically active tumors of the spine...
  49. doi Radiographic and anatomic basis of endoscopic anterior craniocervical decompression: a comparison of endonasal, transoral, and transcervical approaches
    Clinton J Baird
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:158-63; discussion 63-4. 2009
    ..To evaluate surgical access to the craniocervical junction using 3 endoscopic approaches: endonasal, transoral, and transcervical...
  50. doi Biomechanical comparison of translaminar versus pedicle screws at T1 and T2 in long subaxial cervical constructs
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:167-72; discussion 172. 2009
    ..The first in vitro biomechanical investigation comparing the immediate and postcyclical rigidities of thoracic translaminar versus pedicle screws in posterior constructs crossing the cervicothoracic junction (CTJ)...
  51. doi Long-term clinical outcomes following en bloc resections for sacral chordomas and chondrosarcomas: a series of twenty consecutive patients
    Patrick C Hsieh
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2233-9. 2009
    ..Retrospective study of 20 consecutive patients who underwent en bloc tumor excision of sacral chordomas and chondrosarcomas...
  52. doi Surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with laminectomy and instrumented fusion
    Beril Gok
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Neurol Res 31:1097-101. 2009
    ..This work's purpose is to retrospectively review our experience in patients who underwent laminectomy with instrumented fusion for CSM and to assess the neurological and radiological outcomes of patients treated with this technique...
  53. doi Recurrent disc herniation and long-term back pain after primary lumbar discectomy: review of outcomes reported for limited versus aggressive disc removal
    Matthew J McGirt
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Spinal Column Biomechanics and Surgical Outcomes Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 64:338-44; discussion 344-5. 2009
    ..We reviewed the literature to determine whether outcomes reported after limited discectomy (LD) differed from those reported after aggressive discectomy (AD) with regard to long-term back pain or recurrent disc herniation...
  54. ncbi Effect of antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in decreasing the incidence of shunt infection in the treatment of hydrocephalus
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery and Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:131-6. 2005
    ..In this study, the authors evaluate the incidence of shunt infection after introduction of an AIS system in a population of children with hydrocephalus...
  55. ncbi Translaminar screw fixation in the upper thoracic spine
    Ryan M Kretzer
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:527-33. 2006
    ..The authors describe the technique of translaminar screw placement in the T-1 and T-2 vertebrae...
  56. ncbi Endoscopic image-guided odontoidectomy for decompression of basilar invagination via a standard anterior cervical approach. Technical note
    Jean Paul Wolinsky
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 6:184-91. 2007
    ..The technique is safe and effective for decompression and provides a surgical route that can be added to the armamentarium of treatments for pathological conditions in this region...
  57. ncbi Predictors of ambulatory function after surgical resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors
    Graeme F Woodworth
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:99-105; discussion 105-6. 2007
    ..Although previous research is limited, identifying reliable predictors of functional status after tumor resection would be clinically useful for perioperative modification strategies...
  58. ncbi Total L-5 spondylectomy and reconstruction of the lumbosacral junction. Technical note
    Gary L Gallia
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:103-11. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that this technique can be safely performed in appropriately selected patients with neoplasms involving L-5...
  59. doi Intraoperative localization of thoracic spine level with preoperative percutaneous placement of intravertebral polymethylmethacrylate
    Wesley Hsu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 21:72-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate the safety and utility of preoperative vertebroplasty for intraoperative localization of thoracic spinal levels...
  60. doi Predictors of ambulatory function after decompressive surgery for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression
    Kaisorn L Chaichana
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:683-92; discussion 683-92. 2008
    ..This study was designed to explore associations with maintaining and regaining ambulatory function after decompressive surgery for MESCC...
  61. doi Transoral approaches to the cervical spine
    Wesley Hsu
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:119-25. 2010
    ..Endoscopic endonasal and endoscopic transcervical approaches are promising alternatives that may become more mainstream as experience with these approaches increases...
  62. doi Comparison of shunt infection incidence in high-risk subgroups receiving antibiotic-impregnated versus standard shunts
    Scott L Parker
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Harvey 811, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:77-83; discussion 85. 2009
    ..We set out to determine whether the categorical switch to AIS systems at our institution has resulted in a decreased incidence of shunt infection in high-risk pediatric patients...
  63. doi A computed tomography-based morphometric study of thoracic pedicle anatomy in a random United States trauma population
    Ryan M Kretzer
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:235-43. 2011
    ..The role of patient sex and side of screw placement were also assessed. The authors postulated that this information would be of value in guiding safe implant size and placement for surgeons in training...
  64. ncbi Surgical management of metastatic spinal tumors
    I Laufer
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Cancer Control 19:122-8. 2012
    ..The role of surgery in the treatment of patients with spinal metastases has evolved over time...
  65. doi Surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with anterior compression: a review of 67 cases
    Beril Gok
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:152-7. 2008
    ..The authors reviewed cases involving patients with CSM treated via an anterior approach, paying special attention to neurological outcome, fusion rates, and complications...
  66. doi Revision surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: surgical results and outcome
    Beril Gok
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:292-8; discussion 298. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the neurological outcome, radiological outcome, and complications of patients undergoing additional or revision surgery for CSM...
  67. doi Adjuvant treatment with locally delivered OncoGel delays the onset of paresis after surgical resection of experimental spinal column metastasis
    Beril Gok
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:193-9; discussion 199-200. 2009
    ..West Valley City, UT) into the tumor resection cavity at the time of surgery would improve the efficacy of surgical resection with or without external beam radiotherapy (XRT) in a rat model of spinal column metastases...
  68. doi Surgical management of prostate cancer metastatic to the spine
    Brian J Williams
    Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:414-22. 2009
    ..In this study, a series of patients undergoing spinal surgery for metastatic prostate cancer were reviewed to identify predictors of survival and functional outcome...
  69. doi Microsurgical removal of intramedullary spinal cord gliomas in a rat spinal cord decreases onset to paresis, an animal model for intramedullary tumor treatment
    William A Pennant
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:901-7. 2008
    ..Using our previously described rat model of IMSCT, we describe a technique for microsurgical tumor resection and present the functional and histopathological analysis of tumor progression...
  70. doi Adult lumbar scoliosis: underreported on lumbar MR scans
    Z Anwar
    Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 2182, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 31:832-7. 2010
    ..Adult lumbar scoliosis is an increasingly recognized entity that may contribute to back pain. We investigated the epidemiology of lumbar scoliosis and the rate at which it is unreported on lumbar MR images...
  71. doi Current paradigms for metastatic spinal disease: an evidence-based review
    P E Kaloostian
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:248-62. 2014
    ..The future remains bright for continued improvement in the surgical and nonsurgical management of our patients with metastatic spine disease...
  72. ncbi Exposed CSF shunts: the naked truth about shunt infections
    Daniel M Sciubba
    South Med J 99:1055-6. 2006
  73. ncbi Chondroma/Chondrosarcoma of the spine
    Gregory S McLoughlin
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0W8, Canada
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:57-63. 2008
    ..These tumors are resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy may slow tumor progression, although the long-term effect of this modality is unknown...
  74. doi Two-needle technique for the treatment of symptomatic Tarlov cysts
    Kieran Murphy
    Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 19:771-3. 2008
  75. ncbi Acute intracranial subdural hematoma following a lumbar CSF leak caused by spine surgery
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E730-2. 2005
    ..Case report...
  76. ncbi Synovial sarcoma of the frontal sinus. Case report
    Gary L Gallia
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:1077-80. 2005
    ..The authors present a case of synovial sarcoma arising from the frontal sinus and review the literature of synovial sarcomas arising from the paranasal sinuses...
  77. pmc Frameless stereotaxy in a transmandibular, circumglossal, retropharyngeal cervical decompression in a Klippel-Feil patient: technical note
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department on Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Eur Spine J 15:1286-91. 2006
    ..This technical note illustrates the previously undescribed, successful use of frameless stereotaxy to the transmandibular, circumglossal, retropharyngeal surgical approach in a patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome...
  78. ncbi Preoperative imaging of cervical spine hemangioblastomas using three-dimensional fusion digital subtraction angiography. Report of two cases
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:96-100. 2006
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  79. ncbi Intracranial aneurysm following radiation therapy during childhood for a brain tumor. Case report and review of the literature
    Daniel M Sciubba
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:134-9. 2006
    ..This case serves to remind clinicians of the possibility, albeit rare, that intracranial aneurysms may form following cranial radiotherapy...
  80. ncbi Frameless stereotactic ventricular shunt placement for idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    Graeme F Woodworth
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 83:12-6. 2005
    ..We describe the first large series of frameless stereotactic ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting for patients with slit ventricles and IIH...
  81. ncbi Brainstem tumors: where are we today?
    Pablo F Recinos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 43:192-201. 2007
    ..This article reviews the current classification of brainstem tumors, current management options and future directions for the treatment of these rare tumors...
  82. doi Mediastinal lymphangioma presenting as an acute epidural hematoma
    Gregory S McLoughlin
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:474-6. 2008
    ..This resulted in an acute epidural hematoma and quadriparesis. Emergency decompression resulted in full neurological recovery. This may be the first report of a lymphangioma resulting in an acute epidural hematoma and quadriparesis...