R Shane Tubbs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fourth ventriculoceles with extracranial extension: one case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:87-90. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of the scapular spine in lumbar fusion procedures: cadaveric feasibility study. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:554-7. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Lateral lakes of Trolard: anatomy, quantitation, and surgical landmarks. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:1005-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Anatomy and quantitation of the subscapular nerves
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 20:656-9. 2007
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Severe bilateral atrophy of the spinati muscles in a cadaver
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:224-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The intriguing history of the human calvaria: sinister and religious
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:417-22. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The nerve to the mylohyoid as a donor for facial nerve reanimation procedures: a cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:677-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint A variant gluteal muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, 35233, USAA
    Clin Anat 19:729. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency transorbital ventricular puncture: refinement of external landmarks
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:1191-2. 2009

Detail Information

Publications198 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Fourth ventriculoceles with extracranial extension: one case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:87-90. 2008
    ..Encephaloceles involving only the herniated fourth ventricle are exceedingly rare. We report a case of such a cranial malformation and review the literature regarding these malformations and their potential embryological derailment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of the scapular spine in lumbar fusion procedures: cadaveric feasibility study. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:554-7. 2007
    ..To the authors' knowledge, autologous scapula has not been explored as a potential source for posterior lumbar fusion graft material. Therefore, the following study was performed to verify the utility of this bone in these procedures...
  3. ncbi request reprint Lateral lakes of Trolard: anatomy, quantitation, and surgical landmarks. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:1005-9. 2008
    ..As these venous structures can be encountered surgically, this study aimed at further elucidating their anatomy, identifying surgical landmarks, and associated quantitation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Anatomy and quantitation of the subscapular nerves
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 20:656-9. 2007
    ..7 cm. The mean diameter of this nerve was 2.6 mm. Our hopes are that these data will prove useful to the surgeon in surgical planning for potential neurotization procedures of the brachial plexus...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Severe bilateral atrophy of the spinati muscles in a cadaver
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:224-5. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of bilateral spinati atrophy in a cadaver...
  7. ncbi request reprint The intriguing history of the human calvaria: sinister and religious
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:417-22. 2008
    ..A review of the ancient world finds multiple documentations describing the use of the human calvaria as a drinking implement...
  8. ncbi request reprint The nerve to the mylohyoid as a donor for facial nerve reanimation procedures: a cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:677-9. 2007
    ..Reanimation of the facial nerve has been performed using different regional nerves. The nerve to the mylohyoid has not been previously explored as a donor nerve for facial nerve reanimation procedures...
  9. ncbi request reprint A variant gluteal muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, 35233, USAA
    Clin Anat 19:729. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency transorbital ventricular puncture: refinement of external landmarks
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:1191-2. 2009
    ..One procedure described in the literature is a transorbital approach performed using a spinal needle. Because past publications have been case reports with minimal definition of external landmarks, the present study was performed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Surgical anatomy and quantitation of the branches of the V2 and V3 segments of the vertebral artery. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:84-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, a working knowledge of the distribution and significance of such VA branches may be advantageous to the surgeon. To date, quantitation of these branches is lacking in the literature...
  12. doi request reprint The sublime bridge: anatomy and implications in median nerve entrapment
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:110-2. 2010
    ..To the authors' knowledge, this structure and its relationship to the median nerve have not been studied. The aim of the present study was to quantitate this structure and elucidate its relationship to the median nerve...
  13. ncbi request reprint The tabatière anatomique
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Anat 19:299-303. 2006
    ..The branches of the superficial branch of the radial nerve always originated distal to the tendon of the EPB muscle. These data may prove useful to the surgeon or clinician who operates or examines this interesting anatomical area...
  14. ncbi request reprint The relationship of the spinal cord to scoliosis
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:228-33. 2004
    ..This historical paper, now printed in full, may very well be one of the earliest descriptions of this association. It offers a unique window into the early cause-and-effect thinking regarding this neurosurgical lesion...
  15. ncbi request reprint The marginal sinus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 104:429-31. 2006
    ..Descriptions of the marginal venous sinus are lacking in the extant medical literature. The aim of this study was to characterize the anatomy of this intracranial venous sinus...
  16. ncbi request reprint Split spinal cord malformation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 20:15-8. 2007
    ..Various hypotheses have been made regarding the embryology of this unusual form of spinal dysraphism, and these are reviewed along with the common clinical manifestations of this intriguing pathological entity...
  17. ncbi request reprint The pediatric Chiari I malformation: a review
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1239-50. 2007
    ..The present paper analyzes the literature regarding this form of hindbrain herniation in regard to definition, anatomy, pathobiology, symptoms, findings, treatment, and outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Branches of the petrous and cavernous segments of the internal carotid artery
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Anat 20:596-601. 2007
    ..We review the literature regarding these branches of the internal carotid artery and their clinical significance...
  19. ncbi request reprint Ossification of ligaments near the foramen ovale: an anatomic study with potential clinical significance regarding transcutaneous approaches to the skull base
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 65:60-4; discussion 64. 2009
    ..g., pterygospinous and pterygoalar ligaments). The present study was undertaken to define this anatomy in more detail and to review the literature regarding these anatomic variations...
  20. ncbi request reprint The accessory atlantoaxial ligament
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:400-2; discussion 402-4. 2004
    ..The ligaments of this region, for the most part, have been thoroughly investigated, with the exception of the accessory atlantoaxial ligament...
  21. ncbi request reprint An unusual finding of the posterior cranial fossa: one case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:83-6. 2008
    ..On this side, the occipital sinus was larger than the sigmoid or transverse sinus. Knowledge of such venous variations may decrease morbidity during surgical procedures and decrease misdiagnosis of posterior fossa lesions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Transfemoral vein placement of a ventriculoatrial shunt. Technical note
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:68-9. 2007
    ..Eight months postoperatively, the patient's condition was at baseline and there were no signs of shunt malfunction. This technique may prove useful when other measures have failed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Popliteal vein aneurysm due to an anomalous slip of the adductor magnus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:722-3. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:140-2. 2006
    ..This case underlines a rare but serious risk involved with the routine placement of CSF shunts...
  25. ncbi request reprint Jacobus Sylvius (1478-1555): physician, teacher, and anatomist
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 20:868-70. 2007
    ..The story of Sylvius's life provides the modern clinical anatomist with valuable lessons regarding the nature of orthodoxy, conflict, and the evolving nature of "truth."..
  26. ncbi request reprint Unilateral occipital hyperhidrosis following Chiari I decompression: case report and a review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:737-9. 2006
    ..Paroxysmal unilateral cephalic hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder of the autonomic nervous system...
  27. ncbi request reprint Foramen arcuale: anatomical study and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 6:31-4. 2007
    ..When this foramen is present, the vertebral artery (VA) travels through it after exiting the transverse foramen of the atlas and prior to entering the cranium...
  28. ncbi request reprint The venous circle of Trolard
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, England
    Bratisl Lek Listy 109:180-1. 2008
    ..We believe that information regarding this venous circle may be useful to neuroradiologists or neurosurgeons operating at the base of the brain (Fig. 1, Ref. 10). Full Text (Free, PDF) www.bmj.sk...
  29. doi request reprint Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759--1816): anatomist and surgeon
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Alabama, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    World J Surg 32:2527-9. 2008
    ..The present paper reviews the life of the German Franz Kaspar Hesselbach (1759--1816) and his contributions to the anatomical sciences and practice of surgery...
  30. ncbi request reprint Superficial landmarks for the spinal accessory nerve within the posterior cervical triangle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 3:375-8. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken to provide reliable superficial landmarks for the identification of the SAN within the PCT...
  31. doi request reprint Insertion of the pectoralis major into the shoulder joint capsule
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Anat Sci Int 83:291-3. 2008
    ..The possible embryologic origin of this variation is discussed. Clinicians may wish to consider potential attachment of the pectoralis major into the capsule of the shoulder joint in diagnosing pathology of this region...
  32. ncbi request reprint An unusual presentation of achondroplasia. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:170-1. 2005
    ..Both the neurogenic claudication and priapism were relieved following a thoracolumbar laminectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a dwarf with thoracolumbar spinal canal stenosis presenting with priapism...
  33. ncbi request reprint Novel surgical approach to the carpal tunnel: cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 18:350-6. 2005
    ..Clinical trials are now necessary with prospective randomized studies that will determine which techniques are most efficacious and minimize complications most effectively...
  34. ncbi request reprint A novel approach to the upper anterior thoracic spine: a cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:346-50. 2010
    ..In the present study the authors' goal was to evaluate in cadavers a novel approach to the upper anterior thoracic spine...
  35. 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
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  36. ncbi request reprint Does the ganglion of Ribes exist?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Neuropathol 44:197-201. 2006
    ..Based on our findings, a grossly visible ganglion of Ribes does not exist. However, neuronal cell bodies were found in the adventitia of the anterior communicating artery although the function of such cells remains speculative...
  37. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous lateral and posterior ponticles resulting in the formation of a vertebral artery tunnel of the atlas: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Neuropathol 45:43-6. 2007
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Conception in an infertile patient following obliteration of a huge anterior sacral meningocele: case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:273-4. 2010
    ..We present the case of a 35-year-old woman with a large anterior sacral meningocele who had been unable to conceive...
  39. doi request reprint The transverse occipital ligament: anatomy and potential functional significance
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:1-3; discussion 3. 2010
    ..Although the anatomy and function of these ligaments have been well described, those of the transverse occipital ligament (TOL) have remained enigmatic...
  40. ncbi request reprint Surgical and anatomical landmarks for the perineal branch of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve: implications in perineal pain syndromes. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South, ACC 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 111:332-5. 2009
    ..Because perineal pain syndromes can be disabling and pudendal nerve surgical decompression/block is often not efficacious, an anatomical study of this cutaneous nerve of the perineum seemed warranted...
  41. doi request reprint The evolution of the study of anatomy in Japan
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 22:425-35. 2009
    ..Herein, we discuss the ways in which Japan has added to and promoted the anatomical sciences...
  42. doi request reprint Cervical osteochondroma with postoperative recurrence: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:101-4. 2010
    ..Osteochondromas of the cervical spine are rare. We report an 8-year-old girl presenting with neck pain and a known familial predisposition for osteochondromas...
  43. doi request reprint The contralateral long thoracic nerve as a donor for upper brachial plexus neurotization procedures: cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 110:749-53. 2009
    ..Neurotization to proximal branches of the brachial plexus using the contralateral long thoracic nerve (LTN) has, to the authors' knowledge, not been previously explored...
  44. doi request reprint Use of autologous scapula for cranioplasty: cadaveric feasibility study
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:955-9. 2008
    ..However, and to our knowledge, the scapula has not been explored as a potential source for calvarial reconstruction. Therefore, the following study was performed to verify the utility of this bone for cranioplasty...
  45. ncbi request reprint The transverse genicular ligament: anatomical study and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 30:5-9. 2008
    ..This structure may represent a vestigal/insular part of the mesenchyme forming the menisci...
  46. ncbi request reprint François Magendie (1783-1855) and his contributions to the foundations of neuroscience and neurosurgery
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:1038-42. 2008
    ..Our current knowledge is based on the early contributions of scientists such as François Magendie...
  47. ncbi request reprint Acrel's ganglion
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 29:379-81. 2007
    ..No neuronal cell bodies were identified. Although the etiology of such swellings is unclear, the term "ganglia" should not be applied to these enlargements of the distal posterior interosseous nerve...
  48. ncbi request reprint Scheduled oral analgesics and the need for opiates in children following partial dorsal rhizotomy
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:439-40. 2007
    ..The authors report their experience in using a regimen of scheduled minor analgesic drugs to manage postoperative pain, with the goal of avoiding opiate use following a spinal intradural procedure...
  49. ncbi request reprint Partial dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in children with congenital brain malformations. Report of two cases
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:407-9. 2007
    ..Dorsal rhizotomy may prove useful for treating spasticity in children with known congenital brain deformities...
  50. doi request reprint Anatomical landmarks for localizing the buccal branch of the trigeminal nerve on the face
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 32:933-5. 2010
    ..5 mm from the facial artery. We believe that additional landmarks for identifying the buccal nerve on the face may be of use to the surgeon and dentist...
  51. ncbi request reprint Artificial deformation of the human skull: a review
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Anat 19:372-7. 2006
    ..Accidental cranial deformation or mild forms of intentional cranial deformation may be encountered by the clinician or anatomist. We review the literature regarding intentional manipulation of the human cranium...
  52. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of a mediastinal mass in a cadaver
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 19:151-3. 2006
    ..Needle biopsy in these cases may prove lethal. We believe this to be the first description of this complication in a cadaver...
  53. ncbi request reprint Lipomyelomeningocele and arteriovenous malformation: case reports and a review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:628-31. 2006
    ..The caudal end of the human embryo is a major site of multipotential cells. We now present two cases of simultaneous arteriovenous malformation and lipomyelomeningocele and review the literature regarding this potential association...
  54. ncbi request reprint Charles Estienne (Carolus Stephanus) (ca.1504-1564): physician and anatomist
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Anat 19:4-7. 2006
  55. ncbi request reprint Bony anomaly of Meckel's cave
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:75-7. 2006
    ..The anatomy of Meckel's cave is reviewed and the clinical potential for nerve compression from this bony anomaly discussed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Triceps brachii muscle demonstrating a fourth head
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:657-60. 2006
    ..Clinicians diagnosing or treating patients with weakness or pain of the posterior arm should consider anomalous muscles in this region that may result in neurovascular compression...
  57. ncbi request reprint Descriptive anatomy of the insertion of the biceps femoris muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 19:517-21. 2006
    ..The clinician must have a thorough understanding of this anatomy before correct therapeutic maneuvers can be implemented...
  58. ncbi request reprint Lap-belt injury with complete avulsion of the spinal cord and cauda equina
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:665-8. 2006
    ..The clinician should be aware of the potentially devastating results following a lap-belt injury in which a Chance fracture is produced...
  59. ncbi request reprint Surgical anatomy of the radial nerve and profunda brachii artery within the triangular interval
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:129-34. 2008
    ..As this area has recently gained attention for using motor branches of the triceps muscle for nerve transfers, the present study was conducted...
  60. ncbi request reprint Posterior distraction forces of the posterior longitudinal ligament stratified according to vertebral level
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Section Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 29:667-70. 2007
    ..We performed the present experiment to discern the amount of posterior tensile force necessary to disrupt the PLL at each vertebral level...
  61. doi request reprint The existence of hypoglossal root ganglion cells in adult humans: potential clinical implications
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 31:173-6. 2009
    ..To investigate for the presence of these structures in adult humans and if present, to verify their functionality, the present study was performed...
  62. ncbi request reprint Neurenteric cyst: case report and a review of the potential dysembryology
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:669-72. 2006
    ..We discuss potential etiologies for the formation of such cysts. The clinician should consider neurenteric cysts in their differential diagnosis of patients with spinal dysraphism and/or intraspinal masses...
  63. ncbi request reprint Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) and his early detailed descriptions of childhood hydrocephalus in the Morbid Anatomy
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:338-41. 2007
    ..Although hydrocephalus was known in his day, many of Baillie's astute observations on the subject surpassed the efforts of earlier investigators in their level of detail...
  64. ncbi request reprint Human spinal arachnoid villi revisited: immunohistological study and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:328-31. 2007
    ..Some authors have even denied the presence of spinal arachnoid villi, suggesting that they play no role in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorption...
  65. ncbi request reprint The basilar venous plexus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 20:755-9. 2007
    ..The basilar plexus is a highly variable posterior fossa venous structure. Clinicians and radiologists should take into account this variability when managing cerebral venous disorders or interpreting imaging studies of the skull base...
  66. ncbi request reprint Unusual findings during abdominal placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: report of three cases
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology and Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:423-5. 2005
    ..This abnormal fluid accumulation did not lead to chronic ascites, VP shunt infection, or dysfunction at long-term follow-up examination and abdominal visceral function has not been an issue...
  67. ncbi request reprint Complete ossification of the human falx cerebri
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 19:147-50. 2006
    ..Whether this is simply an anomalous configuration or due to the few metastatic cells found within this region remains unclear...
  68. ncbi request reprint Forces necessary for the disruption of the cisternal segments of cranial nerves II through XII
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Clin Anat 20:252-5. 2007
    ....
  69. doi request reprint John Murray Carnochan (1817-1887): the first description of successful surgery for trigeminal neuralgia
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 112:199-201. 2010
    ..Carnochan and his descriptions of patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Based on this review, John Murray Carnochan should properly be remembered as the first surgeon to perform successful neurosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia...
  70. ncbi request reprint Anatomy and potential clinical significance of the vastoadductor membrane
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 29:569-73. 2007
    ..The authors would also hypothesize that due to the interconnection between the adductor magnus and vastus medialis by the vastoadductor membrane that a potential synergy exists between the functions of these two muscles...
  71. ncbi request reprint Unusual attachment of the pectoralis minor muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 18:302-4. 2005
    ..Some have theorized that the coracohumeral ligament represents fibers of the pectoralis minor that attach to this bone in some animals but that has degenerated in man. This case report seems to support this possibility...
  72. doi request reprint Classification and clinical anatomy of the first spinal nerve: surgical implications
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:390-4. 2009
    ..The authors performed the present study to elucidate further the detailed anatomy of the first cervical nerve and review its clinical relevance...
  73. ncbi request reprint Surgical and clinical anatomy of the interclavicular ligament
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 29:357-60. 2007
    ..Moreover, a future study aimed at evaluating the long-term consequences of surgical transection of this ligament may be in order...
  74. ncbi request reprint Anatomy of the reflected ligament of the inguinal region
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 50:689-91. 2009
    ..There is a paucity in the literature regarding the reflected ligament. Therefore, the present study was performed in order to further elucidate this anatomy...
  75. doi request reprint Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: a case series
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, ACC 400, 1600 7th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:599-600; discussion 601-5. 2009
    ..Malfunction of cerebrospinal shunts is common and due to multiple etiologies. We hypothesize that opening of the spinal dura may prompt shunt failure in select individuals with previously unrecognized tenuous shunt function...
  76. ncbi request reprint Roots of neuroanatomy, neurology, and neurosurgery as found in the Bible and Talmud
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, and Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:156-62; discussion 162-3. 2008
    ..These historic writings provide a glimpse into the early understanding, description, and treatment of pathologies of the nervous system...
  77. ncbi request reprint The long thoracic nerve as a donor for facial nerve reanimation procedures: cadaveric feasibility study: laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Birmingham, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:1225-9. 2008
    ..To the authors' knowledge, neurotization to the facial nerve using the long thoracic nerve (LTN), a nerve used previously for neurotization to other branches of the brachial plexus, has not been explored previously...
  78. ncbi request reprint Anomaly of the supraclavicular nerve: case report and review of the literature
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 19:599-601. 2006
    ..Symptoms may be alleviated with surgical decompression of the entrapped nerve. Although rare, the clinician should include entrapment of the supraclavicular nerve within the clavicle in their differential diagnosis of shoulder pain...
  79. ncbi request reprint Massive diminution of the cervical spine: one case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ital J Anat Embryol 113:75-81. 2008
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  80. doi request reprint Costanzo Varolio (Constantius Varolius 1543-1575) and the Pons Varolli
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 62:734-7; discussion 734-7. 2008
    ..Varolio was a pupil to the well-known anatomist Aranzio, who was in turn a pupil of Vesalius. Our current understanding of the nervous system is based on the early anatomic descriptions and depictions by such individuals as Varolio...
  81. doi request reprint Histopathological basis for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:347-51. 2008
    ..To the best of the authors' knowledge, no report exists that has demonstrated the histopathological changes of neural elements within the brachial plexus as a result of cervical rib compression...
  82. doi request reprint Ulnar nerve palsy in a child with Larsen syndrome
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:107. 2008
  83. doi request reprint Volumetric analysis of the posterior cranial fossa in a family with four generations of the Chiari malformation Type I
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:21-4. 2008
    ..In order to establish this smaller geometry as the cause of hindbrain herniation in a family, the authors of this paper performed volumetric analysis in a family found to have this malformation documented in 4 generations...
  84. ncbi request reprint Unusual drainage of the testicular veins
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 18:536-9. 2005
    ..Additionally, knowledge of these variations is important surgically; for example, anomalous veins that ought to be ligated during surgery for varicocele go unnoticed and result in recurrence of the varicocele...
  85. 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...
  86. doi request reprint Richard Lower (1631-1691) and his early contributions to cardiology
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, United States
    Int J Cardiol 128:17-21. 2008
    ..Herein, we review the life of this important historical medical figure and present his little known posthumously published appendix regarding the function and morphology of the heart as published in John Browne's Myographia Nova...
  87. doi request reprint The clinical anatomy of the ligament of Barkow at the proximal tibiofibular joint
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600, 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 31:161-3. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, quantitation of this structure has not been performed. As injury to the knee region is so common, a comprehensive knowledge of this regional anatomy is important to the clinician and surgeon alike...
  88. ncbi request reprint Ibn Jazlah and his 11th century accounts (Taqwim al-abdan fi tadbir al-insan) of disease of the brain and spinal cord. Historical vignette
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:314-7. 2008
    ..Ibn Jazlah made many important observations regarding diseases of the brain and spinal cord. These contributions and a review of the life and times of this early Muslim physician are presented...
  89. ncbi request reprint The velum interpositum revisited and redefined
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 30:131-5. 2008
    ..Descriptions of the velum interpositum (VI) are typically brief and lacking detail in most neuroanatomical and neurosurgical texts. As this structure may be involved clinically or encountered surgically, the present study seemed warranted...
  90. ncbi request reprint Endoscopically assisted decompression of the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinous fossa: a cadaveric feasibility study. Laboratory investigation
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:1164-7. 2007
    ..The present study was performed to verify the feasibility of a minimally invasive, endoscopically assisted technique for decompressing the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinous fossa...
  91. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical study of the phrenic ganglion
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Anat Sci Int 83:159-61. 2008
    ..All phrenic ganglia were vasoactive intestinal polypeptide negative but tyrosine hydroxylase positive. These findings indicate that the phrenic ganglia are sympathetic ganglia with most likely a vasomotor function...
  92. ncbi request reprint Unilateral agenesis of the facial artery with compensation by a giant transverse facial artery
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 64:226-8. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of complete agenesis and not simply diminution of the facial artery with compensatory enlargement of the transverse facial artery...
  93. ncbi request reprint The triangle of the vertebral artery
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Neurosurgery 56:252-5; discussion 252-5. 2005
    ..In addition to the vertebral artery, many important structures are found in this area, such as the ganglionated sympathetic chain and certain cervical spinal nerves...
  94. ncbi request reprint The intracranial entrance of the atlantal segment of the vertebral artery in crania with occipitalization of the atlas
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 4:319-22. 2006
    ..An anomalous vertebral artery (VA) position can jeopardize an otherwise successful procedure, such as a posterior cranial fossa decompression for hindbrain herniation, and may increase the propensity for VA occlusion...
  95. ncbi request reprint The psoas quartus muscle
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Anat 19:678-80. 2006
    ..Furthermore, clinicians who image the posterior abdominal wall should be aware of this potential anomaly when interpreting the anatomy of this region...
  96. ncbi request reprint Chiari I malformation, caudal regression syndrome, and Pierre Robin Syndrome: a previously unreported combination
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1507-8. 2006
    ..In addition, this child was found to have a fatty-infiltrated filum terminale and a low conus medullaris...
  97. ncbi request reprint Landmarks for the identification of the cutaneous nerves of the occiput and nuchal regions
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 20:235-8. 2007
    ..Moreover, clinicians who need to localize the occipital nerves for the treatment of occipital neuralgia could do so more reliably with better external landmarks...
  98. ncbi request reprint A simple method to deter retethering in patients with spinal dysraphism
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:715-6. 2006
    ..Twenty pediatric patients (ten initial operations and ten reoperations) after the detethering of their spinal cord had intradural retention sutures placed with subsequent duraplasty using autologous thoracolumbar fascia...
  99. doi request reprint Median nerve branches to the pronator teres: cadaveric study with potential use in neurotization procedures to the radial nerve at the elbow
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:253-5. 2011
    ..Various donor nerves have been used for brachial plexus neurotization procedures. To the authors' knowledge, neurotization of median nerve branches to the pronator teres to the radial nerve at the elbow have not been explored...
  100. ncbi request reprint An unusual sequelae of an infected persistent dermal sinus tract
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:569-71. 2007
    ..Subsequent lower extremity pain resulted in imaging studies that revealed a spinal mass with extension into the posterior mediastinum. At operation, the child was found to have an infected dermal sinus tract...
  101. doi request reprint Reliability of Poirier's triangle in localizing the thoracic duct in the thorax
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Radiol Anat 32:757-60. 2010
    ..One historically used area for identifying this structure in the thorax is Poirier's triangle. The present paper aimed to investigate the relationship of the TD to Poirier's triangle...