R S Tubbs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical landmarks for the proximal portion of the axillary nerve
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Children s Hospital of Alabama, 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 95:998-1000. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Hemihypertrophy and the Chiari I malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:258-61. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical experience in 130 pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:291-6. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Costello syndrome and Chiari I malformation: apropos of a case with a review of the literature regarding a potential association
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Child Neurol 18:496-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Isolated flat capillary midline lumbosacral hemangiomas as indicators of occult spinal dysraphism
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:86-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Cranial deformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 16:450-2. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Duplication of the massa intermedia in a child
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:42-3. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Femoral head of the rectus femoris muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, and Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 17:276-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Degree of tectal beaking correlates to the presence of nystagmus in children with Chiari II malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:459-61. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome in a child with Chiari I malformation. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:172-4. 2005

Detail Information

Publications109 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical landmarks for the proximal portion of the axillary nerve
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Children s Hospital of Alabama, 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 95:998-1000. 2001
    ..The proximal segment of the axillary nerve (ANp) is often difficult to identify without extensive dissection deep into the axilla. The present study was performed to find reliable surgical landmarks for this nerve...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hemihypertrophy and the Chiari I malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:258-61. 2003
    ..We propose that these two entities do not represent a spurious association but rather share a common dysembryology of mesoderm...
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical experience in 130 pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 99:291-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to present the long-term findings of a surgical series of pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Costello syndrome and Chiari I malformation: apropos of a case with a review of the literature regarding a potential association
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Child Neurol 18:496-8. 2003
    ..Our hope is that these data will potentially add to our knowledge of the etiology of both Costello syndrome and Chiari I malformation and potentially aid in the definition of a genetic locus for both entities...
  5. ncbi request reprint Isolated flat capillary midline lumbosacral hemangiomas as indicators of occult spinal dysraphism
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:86-9. 2004
    ..Debate has recently surrounded the question of whether these skin changes in isolation might indicate underlying spinal disease. The authors reviewed their experience in their most recent 120 cases in which OSD was diagnosed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cranial deformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 16:450-2. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Duplication of the massa intermedia in a child
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:42-3. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Femoral head of the rectus femoris muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, and Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 17:276-8. 2004
    ..In clinical practice, knowledge of the possibility of an anomalous accessory femoral head of the rectus femoris muscle in clinical practice would be useful for those who might palpate this unusual muscle or encounter it surgically...
  9. ncbi request reprint Degree of tectal beaking correlates to the presence of nystagmus in children with Chiari II malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:459-61. 2004
    ..Tectal beaking is a common finding in children born with a myelomeningocele. Quantitation of the presence or absence of this finding correlated with normal or abnormal eye movements is lacking in the medical literature...
  10. ncbi request reprint Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome in a child with Chiari I malformation. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:172-4. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Left-sided vagus nerve stimulation decreases intracranial pressure without resultant bradycardia in the pig: a potential therapeutic modality for humans
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:309-12. 2004
    ..The medical literature is lacking in data regarding intracranial pressure in an animal model with concomitant vagus nerve and spinal cord stimulation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Continuation of the ascending cervical artery as the occipital artery in man
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Anat Sci Int 79:43-5. 2004
    ..No other vascular anomalies were noted in this specimen. This anatomical curiosity should be kept in mind by the clinician or academic who may manipulate this anatomical area...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood supply of the human cervical sympathetic chain and ganglia
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Eur J Morphol 40:283-8. 2002
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  14. ncbi request reprint Intramedullary hemorrhage in a neonate after lumbar puncture resulting in paraplegia: a case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1403-5. 2004
    ..At long-term follow-up, the child continues to have lower extremity paresis and incontinence of bowel and bladder. Clinicians should consider the lower termination of the conus medullaris in the infant, especially in the preterm infant...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fenestration of the superior medullary velum as treatment for a trapped fourth ventricle: a feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 17:82-7. 2004
    ..These preliminary findings demonstrate that fenestration of the superior medullary velum may provide a good alternative to the present therapy of shunting trapped fourth ventricles, a therapy wrought with complications...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clostridium infection resulting in paralysis in a child
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:237-9. 2005
    ..MRI disclosed a paraspinal abnormality without bony involvement. At exploration a portion of a tree branch was removed. Wound cultures were positive for Clostridium botulinum, tetani, and perfringens...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cessation of chronic hypertension after posterior fossa decompression in a child with Chiari I malformation. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:194-6. 2004
    ..Although seemingly rare, this case illustrates that some patients with tonsillar ectopia may exhibit elevated blood pressure. Clinicians should consider hindbrain herniation a rare cause in idiopathic hypertension...
  18. ncbi request reprint Eyebrow incision with supraorbital trephination for endoscopic corpus callosotomy: a feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:188-91. 2004
    ..We describe a novel technique for the partial bisection of the corpus callosum in order to increase the minimally invasiveness of this procedure...
  19. ncbi request reprint Horner's syndrome resulting from agenesis of the internal carotid artery: report of a third case
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:81-2. 2005
    ..Only two previous reports of agenesis of the internal carotid artery with a coexistent Horner's syndrome are to be found in the medical literature...
  20. ncbi request reprint Distances from the atlantal segment of the vertebral artery to the midline in children
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:330-4. 2003
    ..However, as a group, this distance did not vary more than 2.8 mm between left and right sides. These data should assist the neurosurgeon who operates in the suboccipital region in children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lumbar split cord malformation and Klippel-Feil syndrome
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:305-8. 2003
    ..We propose that KFS in at least one of its phenotypes represents a forme fruste of occult spinal dysraphism...
  22. ncbi request reprint Accessory obturator nerves with bilateral pseudoganglia in man
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Anat 185:571-2. 2003
    ..Peripheral nerve "ganglia" are found in the literature with little focus on histology. Our case report represents to our knowledge, the first report of a pseudoganglion in association with an accessory obturator nerve...
  23. ncbi request reprint Complications of ventriculosubgaleal shunts in infants and children
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:48-51. 2005
    ..The ventriculosubgaleal shunt has been used for the temporary bypass of the normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways. To date, a large series of complications from this procedure has not been elaborated upon in the literature...
  24. ncbi request reprint Isolated atlantal stenosis in a patient with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency, and Klippel-Feil and Duane's syndromes
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:421-4. 2005
    ..An unusual case of this rare clinical entity is reported in conjunction with multiple other anomalies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Treatment and management of the Chiari II malformation: an evidence-based review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:375-81. 2004
    ..To date, no comprehensive analysis of this medical literature in an attempt to seek out standards or guidelines has been performed, thus serving as the impetus for this present review...
  26. ncbi request reprint Surgical anatomy of the dorsal scapular nerve
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:910-1. 2005
    ..There is a paucity of literature regarding the surgical anatomy of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN). The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship of this nerve to surrounding anatomical structures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Acquired Chiari I malformation following baclofen pump placement in a child. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:211-3. 2004
    ..The authors believe this to be the first report of an acquired Chiari I malformation in a patient with a baclofen pump. Clinicians should consider Chiari I malformation as a rare but severe complication of baclofen pump placement...
  28. ncbi request reprint A critical analysis of the Chiari 1.5 malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:179-83. 2004
    ..In an attempt to elucidate further the best surgical strategy and to refine the descriptive terminology, the authors retrospectively analyzed all cases at their institutions in which this form of hindbrain herniation was diagnosed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Anatomical landmarks for the lumbar plexus on the posterior abdominal wall
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:335-8. 2005
    ..Reports describing surgical landmarks with which to identify the branches of the lumbar plexus found on the posterior abdominal wall are lacking in the English-language literature...
  30. ncbi request reprint Landmarks for the greater petrosal nerve
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 18:210-4. 2005
    ..8). These measurements will hopefully aid the surgeon who wishes to expose or avoid the greater petrosal nerve within the middle cranial fossa...
  31. ncbi request reprint Duplication of the occipital condyles
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 18:92-5. 2005
    ..The embryology and clinical implications are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Occult spinal dysraphism and Pacinian hamartomas
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:343-4. 2005
    ..One patient's hamartoma was found in conjunction with their lipomyelomeningocele and the other was combined with a presacral myxopapillary ependymoma associated with a fatty filum terminale...
  33. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord compression as a result of Rosai-Dorfman disease of the upper cervical spine in a child
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:951-4. 2005
    ..Most authors have suggested that it represents either an autoimmune disease or a reaction to an infectious agent that has yet to be discovered. Less than 50 cases of central nervous system involvement have been reported...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lumbosacral agenesis and anteroposterior split cord malformation in a patient with single central maxillary incisor: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Child Neurol 19:544-7. 2004
    ..We review the medical literature for related case reports and potentially related chromosomal abnormalities and various teratogenic substances...
  35. ncbi request reprint Can the conus medullaris in normal position be tethered?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Neurol Res 26:727-31. 2004
    ..Perhaps a superior way of interpreting 'tethered' cord is to view this as tautness of the cord and not necessarily elongation of the distal cord in every case...
  36. ncbi request reprint Unusual origin of the omohyoid muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 17:578-82. 2004
    ..We believe this to be the first reported instance of the superior belly of the "omo" hyoid originating from the cervical region as we have described...
  37. ncbi request reprint Nonseparated odontoid process fused to an atlantal hemiarch
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:141-2. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Exclusive lower extremity mirror movements and diastematomyelia
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:132-5. 2004
    ..Our hopes are that this report will help elucidate mechanisms involved with these anomalous movements, as currently there is no commonly accepted etiology...
  39. ncbi request reprint Meroacrania
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:95-6. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint Persistent syringomyelia following pediatric Chiari I decompression: radiological and surgical findings
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:460-4. 2004
    ..The authors have analyzed this smaller group of patients to look for possible radiological or surgical findings that may aid in predicting which patients are less likely to respond to the initial first decompressive procedure...
  41. ncbi request reprint Retroesophageal right subclavian artery with persistent ductus arteriosus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Anat Sci Int 79:98-100. 2004
    ..We believe this to be the first report of simultaneous right retroesophageal subclavian artery and patent ductus arteriosus. The anatomy and embryology of these two anomalies in the same specimen are discussed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Russell Silver syndrome and tethered spinal cord
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:473-5; discussion 476-82. 2004
    ..0 mm in diameter. Grossly, the filum was found to have several large vessels both anterior and posterior to it. Following transection of the filum the distal cord was noted to withdraw cephalad indicating caudal traction...
  43. ncbi request reprint Neurological presentation and long-term outcome following operative intervention in patients with meningocele manqué
    R S Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 17:230-3. 2003
    ..Sectioning of meningocele manqué has good long-term results in the majority of patients. These bands should be sought in the evaluation of patients with spinal dysraphism and surgically transected...
  44. ncbi request reprint Suprasellar lymphoid hyperplasia presenting with diabetes insipidus and hypogonadism
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:275-8. 2003
    ..We review this unusual case and other similar conditions. We believe this to be the first reported case of lymphoid hyperplasia without malignant cells of the suprasellar region...
  45. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy of ventriculosubgaleal shunt revisions
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:244-6. 2003
    ..5 months with intermittent subgaleal shunt revisions. In the majority of cases, this length of time is sufficient to manage and resolve issues that would make ventriculoperitoneal shunting undesirable...
  46. ncbi request reprint Reformation of the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane following posterior fossa decompression with subsequent constriction at the craniocervical junction
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:219-21. 2003
    ..We propose that attention be given to this membrane, and if it is incised with underlying dura mater as in a standard posterior fossa decompression, it should be removed or cauterized separately and laterally to inhibit its reformation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Anomalous traversement of the suprascapular artery through the suprascapular notch: a possible mechanism for undiagnosed shoulder pain?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Med Sci Monit 9:BR116-9. 2003
    ..The literature is deficient in studies aimed at quantifying the occurrence of a suprascapular artery traversing the suprascapular notch with the suprascapular nerve...
  48. ncbi request reprint Late gestational intrauterine myelomeningocele repair does not improve lower extremity function
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:128-32. 2003
    ..To determine whether intrauterine myelomeningocele repair performed at between 20 and 28 weeks gestation improves lower extremity function (LEF)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Inclination of the odontoid process in the pediatric Chiari I malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:43-9. 2003
    ..In this study the authors sought to elucidate the correlation between posterior angulation of the odontoid process and patients with Chiari I malformation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Chorda dorsalis
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:53. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint Dural ectasia in neurofibromatosis
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:331-2. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Children with growth hormone deficiency and Chiari I malformation: a morphometric analysis of the posterior cranial fossa
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:324-8. 2003
    ..However, to date, no quantitative analysis of the PF of patients with CIM and GHD has been performed. Our study was performed to determine the geometry of the PF in children with GHD and CIM...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cortical representation of Hering's nerve: a possible anatomical pathway for seizure cessation following electrical stimulation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:235-9. 2002
    ..We recently found that Hering's nerve stimulation (HNS) effectively blunts seizure activity. This study characterizes the cortical areas that are activated by HNS...
  54. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of Hering's nerve stimulation in controlling penicillin-induced seizures in the rat is dependent on the amygdala
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:231-4. 2002
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that the ability of Hering's nerve stimulation (HNS) to blunt seizure activity is dependent on the availability of dopamine in the amygdala...
  55. ncbi request reprint Quantitative anatomy of the transverse ligament tubercles
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 97:343-5. 2002
    ..In this study the authors examine this anatomy along with its osseous relationships...
  56. ncbi request reprint Posterior atlantooccipital membrane for duraplasty. Technical note
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 97:266-8. 2002
    ..The authors believe this structure to be of use as a dural substitute in small dural openings of the posterior cranial fossa...
  57. ncbi request reprint Jarcho-Levin syndrome
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:279. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Atlantoaxial interlaminar distances in cervical flexion in children
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:271-4. 2003
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  59. ncbi request reprint Horizontal sacrum as an indicator of a tethered spinal cord
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:209-13. 2002
    ..We hypothesize that the LSA in this group of children is altered by a tethered spinal cord and that the horizontal nature of the sacrum may predate the clinically appreciable symptoms of a tethered spinal cord...
  60. ncbi request reprint Ectopic brain tissue in a neonate
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:136-8. 2003
    ..This case represents the rare ectopic 'brain'. We review this case as well as the literature concerning these unusual masses...
  61. ncbi request reprint Human horns: a historical review and clinical correlation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA
    Neurosurgery 52:1443-7; discussion 1447-8. 2003
    ..Accounts of bony human horns originating from the cranium are found peppered throughout the early medical literature. This study reviews the extant literature regarding these entities to elucidate their authenticity...
  62. ncbi request reprint Alternative uses for the subgaleal shunt in pediatric neurosurgery
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:22-4. 2003
    ..Examples of these instances are patients with hydrocephalus and necrotizing enterocolitis or hydrocephalus and preoperative abdominal wall pathology such as omphalocele...
  63. ncbi request reprint Unilateral lambdoidal synostosis with mendosal suture involvement
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:55. 2003
  64. ncbi request reprint Chiari I malformation and cloacal exstrophy: report of a patient with both defects of blastogenesis
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:231-3. 2003
    ..CIM and cloacal exstrophy both demonstrate abnormalities that represent maldevelopment of the midline field. This combination of anomalies in this patient suggests an impairment of midline development during blastogenesis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Urgent surgical intervention in pediatric patients with Chiari malformation type I. Report of two cases
    John C Wellons
    Division of Neurosurgery, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:49-52. 2007
    ..Although seemingly rare, the clinician should consider CM-I in the differential diagnosis in pediatric patients presenting with acute brainstem or long tract signs...
  66. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of scheduled nonnarcotic analgesic medications in children after suboccipital craniectomy
    Matthew D Smyth
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:183-6. 2004
    ..The authors performed a study to evaluate the efficacy of a regimen of scheduled minor analgesic medications in managing postoperative pain in children undergoing intracranial procedures...
  67. doi request reprint Refined and simplified surgical landmarks for the MacCarty keyhole and orbitozygomatic craniotomy
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:230-3. 2010
    ..To locate the optimal keyhole site, previous studies have used superficial landmarks that, in our experience, are not always visible or consistent on older crania...
  68. doi request reprint Legacy and current understanding of the often-misunderstood Foix-Alajouanine syndrome. Historical vignette
    Andrew S Ferrell
    Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3412, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:902-6. 2009
    ..The inclusion of thrombosis in the clinical picture of this syndrome is not only incorrect but may leave one with the impression of therapeutic futility, thus possibly preventing successful surgical or endovascular therapy...
  69. doi request reprint Surface landmarks for the junction between the transverse and sigmoid sinuses: application of the "strategic" burr hole for suboccipital craniotomy
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:37-41; discussion 41. 2009
    ..We have studied external skull bony landmarks to facilitate the placement of the initial "strategic" burr hole just inferior and medial to the junction of transverse-sigmoid venous sinuses during standard retrosigmoid craniotomy...
  70. ncbi request reprint Acute hydrocephalus following a Chiari I decompression
    Scott Elton
    Children s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:101-4. 2002
    ..We present three patients who developed infratentorial supracerebellar hygromas causing acute hydrocephalus after posterior cranial fossa decompression...
  71. ncbi request reprint Craniopharyngioma marsupialization. Case illustration
    Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:521. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Ninth cranial nerve stimulation for epilepsy control. Part 2: surgical feasibility in humans
    R Shane Tubbs
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Children s Hospital of Alabama, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:244-7. 2002
    ..We previously determined the success of HN stimulation in controlling epileptiform activity in a canine model study. The present study assessed the ability to extrapolate the ease of surgical dissection and surrounding anatomy to humans...
  73. ncbi request reprint An unusual complication of a ventriculopleural shunt. Case illustration
    Blake Pearson
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:410. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint Delayed resolution of Chiari I-associated hydromyelia after posterior fossa decompression: case report and review of the literature
    Kyle E Doughty
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:711. 2004
    ..The expected time interval for resolution of hydromyelia after Chiari I decompression is lacking in the literature. This case report highlights one instance of delayed resolution of Chiari-induced hydromyelia...
  75. ncbi request reprint Hindbrain herniation: A review of embryological theories
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:37-46. 2008
    ..e. herniation of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum). Finally, it seems that no single theory could explain all forms of the Chiari malformation, and that this malformation might be a heterogeneous entity...
  76. ncbi request reprint Chiari I malformation and idiopathic growth hormone deficiency in siblings: report of three cases
    R Lee Murphy
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1221-3. 2007
    ..The authors report a case of three brothers...
  77. ncbi request reprint Arachnoid veils and the Chiari I malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:465-7. 2004
    ..The literature contains scant data regarding variations in anatomy at the level of the foramen of Magendie in patients with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia...
  78. ncbi request reprint Capillary hemangioma of the calvaria
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:112. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Chiari II malformation and occult spinal dysraphism. Case reports and a review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:104-7. 2003
    ..These cases are also important as refutation of earlier theories that link these two entities by proposing that the Chiari II malformation is due to overdrainage of cerebrospinal fluid at the site of myelomeningocele...
  80. ncbi request reprint Hemangioma of the transverse sinus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:278-9. 2002
  81. ncbi request reprint Parietal foramina are not synonymous with giant parietal foramina
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:216-7. 2003
    ..0 mm...
  82. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus secondary to central nervous system infection or intraventricular hemorrhage in children
    Matthew D Smyth
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:258-63. 2003
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Sagittal synostosis in twin girls
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:526-7. 2002
    ..Sagittal synostosis has been found to occur in families at a low frequency. All previous reports of sagittal synostosis in twins have been of males...
  84. ncbi request reprint Syringomyelia in twin brothers discordant for Chiari I malformation: case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Child Neurol 19:459-62. 2004
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Split cord malformation and situs inversus totalis: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Pediatric Neurosurgey, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:131-4. 2004
    ..Situs inversus is a rare condition of visceral transposition in which the spinal axis is rarely affected...
  86. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cord in the normal position with fatty filum terminale
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:717-9. 2004
    ..To our knowledge, muscular dystrophy and specifically, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has not previously been associated with gross intrathecal abnormalities...
  87. ncbi request reprint Split cord malformation and situs inversus totalis: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:161-4. 2005
    ..Situs inversus is a rare condition of visceral transposition in which the spinal axis is rarely affected...
  88. ncbi request reprint An unreported variation of the cervical vagus nerve: anatomical and histological observations
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 66:155-7. 2007
    ..This rare variation might be considered by the clinician who operates in the cervical region or interprets imaging of the neck. To our knowledge, a vagus nerve with the above described morphology has not been described...
  89. ncbi request reprint The first description of the palmaris brevis muscle
    R S Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:382-3. 2007
    ..This description would be some 200 years prior to what is thought to be the earliest mention of this muscle by William Cheselden in his book, The Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1713...
  90. ncbi request reprint Accessory venous sinus of Hyrtl
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 66:198-9. 2007
    ..e. the middle meningeal veins) posteriorly. No other variations or obvious pathology were identified intracranially or extracranially. Knowledge of such a venous variation may be of use to the clinician...
  91. ncbi request reprint An unusual muscular variation of the infratemporal fossa
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 66:200-2. 2007
    ..The clinician may contemplate the wide array of muscular anomalies within the infratemporal fossa when considering unexplained neurological symptoms attributed to branches of V3 and pursue appropriate diagnostic testing...
  92. ncbi request reprint Intraluminal septation of the basilar artery: incidence and potential clinical significance
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 67:193-5. 2008
    ..Although seemingly rare, septation of the basilar artery can be found. Knowledge of such an intraluminal vascular variation may be important during invasive and minimally invasive procedures...
  93. ncbi request reprint Retrosplenic course of the transverse cervical artery with the suprascapular artery travelling through the suprascapular notch
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 66:80-2. 2007
    ..We believe this is the first report of such a simultaneous occurrence...
  94. ncbi request reprint Indirect inguinal hernia of the urinary bladder through a persistent canal of Nuck: case report
    R S Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Hernia 11:287-8. 2007
    ..We believe this to be the first report of an indirect inguinal hernia involving the urinary bladder in a cadaver. This also seems to be the first description of such a hernia via a patent canal of Nuck in an adult...
  95. ncbi request reprint Dwarfism, occult spinal dysraphism, and presacral myxopapillary ependymoma with an epidermoid cyst in a child
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 147:299-302; discussion 302. 2005
    ..Further case reports are necessary to discern whether these pathological entities are true low rate associations that the clinician should consider in their evaluation of these patients...
  96. ncbi request reprint Quantitative anatomy of the posterior cricoid region
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:237-9. 2005
    ..It is hoped that these data will be of use to clinicians performing invasive procedures in this area...
  97. ncbi request reprint The results of compression forces applied to the isolated human calvaria
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:321-5. 2005
    ..Our hopes are that these data may contribute to the structural design of more safer protective devices for use in our society, assist in predicting injury and aid in the construction of treatment paradigms...
  98. ncbi request reprint Surgical observation of the agenesis of the foramen of Magendie
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Surgery Division of Neurosurgery, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:174-7. 2006
    ..Agenesis of the foramen of Magendie may be a rare cause of inhibition of normal cerebrospinal egress from the fourth ventricle with resultant syringomyelia...
  99. ncbi request reprint The subanconeus muscle
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:22-5. 2006
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Klippel-Feil anomaly with associated rudimentary cervical ribs in a human skeleton: case report and review of the literature
    R S Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:92-4. 2006
    ..We review the literature for coexistent KFA and cervical ribs and discuss their dysembryology...
  101. ncbi request reprint Filum terminale fusion and dural sac termination: study in 27 cadavers
    A Hansasuta
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 30:176-9. 1999
    ..In addition, 11% of the fila (3 of 27) fused off the midline. We hope that this anatomical information may be useful for neurosurgeons when standard approaches fail to identify the filum at its usual level and location...