K N Fountas

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Publications

  1. pmc The Role of 3 Tesla MRA in the Detection of Intracranial Aneurysms
    Eftychia Z Kapsalaki
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital of Larissa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    Int J Vasc Med 2012:792834. 2012
  2. pmc Preoperative evaluation with FMRI of patients with intracranial gliomas
    Ioannis Z Kapsalakis
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University Hospital of Larisa, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larisa, Greece
    Radiol Res Pract 2012:727810. 2012
  3. pmc Surgical management of patients with Chiari I malformation
    John Siasios
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    Int J Pediatr 2012:640127. 2012
  4. pmc A rare case of complete C2-C3 dislocation with mild neurological symptoms
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    Eur Spine J 15:585-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A rare, delayed complication of a ventriculogallbladder shunt. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31201, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E12. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of acute type II and rostral type III odontoid fractures managed by anterior screw fixation
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 98:896-901. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Implantation of a closed-loop stimulation in the management of medically refractory focal epilepsy: a technical note
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 83:153-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous motor cortex encephalocele presenting with simple partial seizures and progressive hemiparesis. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E10. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Intracranial temperature: is it different throughout the brain?
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Neurocrit Care 1:195-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuronal networks of the basal ganglia and the value of recording field potentials from them
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:155-61. 2007

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  1. pmc The Role of 3 Tesla MRA in the Detection of Intracranial Aneurysms
    Eftychia Z Kapsalaki
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital of Larissa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    Int J Vasc Med 2012:792834. 2012
    ..Meticulous knowledge of MRA's limitations and pitfalls is of paramount importance for avoiding any erroneous interpretation of its findings...
  2. pmc Preoperative evaluation with FMRI of patients with intracranial gliomas
    Ioannis Z Kapsalakis
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University Hospital of Larisa, University of Thessaly, 41110 Larisa, Greece
    Radiol Res Pract 2012:727810. 2012
    ..The mean extent of tumor resection was 96.7%. Conclusions. Functional MRI is a highly accurate preoperative methodology for sensory-motor mapping. However, in language mapping, DCS remains necessary for accurate localization...
  3. pmc Surgical management of patients with Chiari I malformation
    John Siasios
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    Int J Pediatr 2012:640127. 2012
    ..Despite the large number of previously published clinical series, further clinical research with large-scale studies is necessary for defining surgical treatment guidelines in these patients...
  4. pmc A rare case of complete C2-C3 dislocation with mild neurological symptoms
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    Eur Spine J 15:585-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, our patient presented with surprisingly mild neurological symptoms. The previously performed laminectomy could have both predisposed to injury as well as protected his spinal cord from potentially fatal trauma...
  5. ncbi request reprint A rare, delayed complication of a ventriculogallbladder shunt. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31201, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 22:E12. 2007
    ..The presence of the VG shunt could be implicated in the pathogenetic mechanism of the bile calculus formation. The authors also review the pertinent literature...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of acute type II and rostral type III odontoid fractures managed by anterior screw fixation
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 98:896-901. 2005
    ..In the present study, the authors comment on their experience with anterior odontoid screw fixation in the management of odontoid fractures, in an attempt to further assess the safety and the efficacy of this procedure...
  7. ncbi request reprint Implantation of a closed-loop stimulation in the management of medically refractory focal epilepsy: a technical note
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 83:153-8. 2005
    ..However, the efficacy of this new treatment modality remains to be determined in further multi-institutional, prospective clinical studies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous motor cortex encephalocele presenting with simple partial seizures and progressive hemiparesis. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E10. 2005
    ..The surgical outcome in this case was excellent, and the patient has remained seizure free. The pertinent literature is reviewed in this report...
  9. ncbi request reprint Intracranial temperature: is it different throughout the brain?
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Neurocrit Care 1:195-9. 2004
    ..Accurate knowledge of cerebral temperature is assuming increasing importance, because its manipulation is employed more frequently for cerebral protection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuronal networks of the basal ganglia and the value of recording field potentials from them
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:155-61. 2007
    ..An overview of the currently available research and clinical data from the recording of Local Field Potentials as well as the advantages, the disadvantages and the limitations of this methodology are presented in this chapter...
  11. ncbi request reprint A novel closed-loop stimulation system in the control of focal, medically refractory epilepsy
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:357-62. 2007
    ..Closed-loop stimulation system appears to be a safe treatment option with promising results for the management of patients with well-localized, focal medically-refractory epilepsy, who are not candidates for surgical resection...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid fistula secondary to dural tear in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: case report
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E277-80. 2005
    ..A case of cerebrospinal fistula secondary to a dural tear during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion...
  13. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous superior sagittal sinus thrombosis secondary to type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia presenting as an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 14:890-5. 2007
    ..We also review the literature in regard to the incidence, pathophysiology and management of this rare clinicopathological entity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Management of intracranial meningeal hemangiopericytomas: outcome and experience
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, 31201 2155, USA
    Neurosurg Rev 29:145-53. 2006
    ..Intracranial hemangiopericytomas management requires aggressive surgical resection, postoperative radiation treatment, and extensive follow-up to rule out local recurrences and delayed extracranial metastases...
  15. ncbi request reprint Extrusion of a screw into the gastrointestinal tract after anterior cervical spine plating
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurger, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:199-203. 2006
    ..Any signs of postoperative dysphagia or throat soreness should prompt immediate evaluation of the patient and, if indicated, surgical removal of the failed instrumentation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients undergoing gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery for medically refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: Medical College of Georgia's experience
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 84:88-96. 2006
    ..However, gamma knife radiosurgery constitutes a safe and efficient minimally invasive treatment option for patients with idiopathic TN...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of quantitative infrared pupillometry in neurosurgical patients
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Neurocrit Care 5:55-60. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Anatomical hemispherectomy
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:982-91. 2006
    ..Anatomical hemispherectomy is frequently employed in the surgical management of pediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cervical epidural hematoma in children: a rare clinical entity. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 20:E6. 2006
    ..The pertinent literature is reviewed in terms of the incidence, origin, management, and prognosis of this rare and potentially disastrous clinical entity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bilateral stereotactic amygdalotomy for self-mutilation disorder. Case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 85:121-8. 2007
    ..We also review the pertinent literature with an emphasis on the selection of the most appropriate anatomical targets, the procedure-related complications and the outcomes of this occasionally helpful procedure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Historical evolution of stereotactic amygdalotomy for the management of severe aggression
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:710-3. 2007
    ..Despite these and subsequent technological advances, the number of amygdalotomies performed has geometrically decreased during the last 20 years...
  22. pmc Interobservational variation in determining fusion rates in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, 840 Pine St Ste 880, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Eur Spine J 16:39-45. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Subdural electrode-associated complications: a 20-year experience
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 85:264-72. 2007
    ..Although their implantation is safe, the occurrence of implantation-associated complications can occasionally be troublesome...
  24. ncbi request reprint Intraventricular administration of rt-PA in patients with intraventricular hemorrhage
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 98:767-73. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion associated complications
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2310-7. 2007
    ..Retrospective review study with literature review...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nonhabitual seizures in patients with implanted subdural electrodes
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 82:165-8. 2004
    ..The occurrence of nonhabitual seizures comes to add itself to the existing list of complications associated with employment of subdural electrodes for invasive monitoring...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pediatric golf-related head injuries
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, GA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1282-7. 2006
    ..We present our experience with 33 pediatric cases of golf-associated head injury, with special emphasis in the type of injury, management strategy, and outcome...
  28. ncbi request reprint Primary spinal cord oligodendroglioma: case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, 840 Pine Street, Suite 880, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:171-5. 2005
    ..A comparison of the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic characteristics, as they relate to those already described in similar cases, was also attempted...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidural intracranial abscess as a complication of frontal sinusitis: case report and review of the literature
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurological Surgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    South Med J 97:279-82; quiz 283. 2004
    ..These complications are diagnosed by maintaining a high index of suspicion and using the appropriate neuroimaging studies without delay...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy in cortical dysplasia: factors affecting surgical outcome
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 82:26-30. 2004
    ..To determine the factors influencing the outcome of cortical dysplasia resection for medically refractory epilepsy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Disassociation between intracranial and systemic temperatures as an early sign of brain death
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 15:87-9. 2003
    ..21-5.18 hours), prior to any changes in intracranial and cerebral perfusion pressures. Reversal of the disassociation between intraventricular and systemic temperatures may be an early marker of patients with a poor prognosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint New non-invasive sonographic modality for intracranial pressure/volume monitoring
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:211-4. 2002
    ..The rare but worrying complications associated with the application of such monitoring makes the idea of a non-invasive method of monitoring very attractive...
  33. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive histologic grading of solid astrocytomas using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 82:90-7. 2004
    ..Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) constitutes a promising modality to assess intracranial pathology. We present our experience using this method in grading solid brain astrocytomas...
  34. ncbi request reprint Correlation of the amount of disc removed in a lumbar microdiscectomy with long-term outcome
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2521-4; discussion 2525-6. 2004
    ..The authors conducted a prospective clinical study...
  35. ncbi request reprint C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation for atlantoaxial instability
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 97:1042-8. 2004
    ..Transarticular screw fixation of the C1-C2 joint has been proposed as a biomechanically superior therapeutic modality. The authors present their experience with this technique...
  36. ncbi request reprint Results of long-term follow-up in patients undergoing anterior screw fixation for type II and rostral type III odontoid fractures
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:661-9. 2005
    ..OBJECTIVE.: To determine primarily the long-term fusion rate after anterior screw fixation and to study the clinical characteristics of patients that have a statistically significant or nonsignificant influence on successful outcome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Terson hemorrhage in patients suffering aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: predisposing factors and prognostic significance
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Attiko General Hospital of Athens, University of Athens, Greece
    J Neurosurg 109:439-44. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint MR-based stereotactic mesencephalic tractotomy
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 82:230-4. 2004
    ..Medically refractory pain related to cancer is a major indication for pain surgery. Stereotactic mesencephalic tractotomy (SMT) constitutes a widely accepted procedure in treating unilateral head and neck cancer pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: long-term outcome and complications
    Kostas N Fountas
    Departments of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E8. 2007
    ..The current study examines the long-term outcome in patients with drug-resistant idiopathic TN who underwent GK surgery at the authors' institution...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure waveform analysis possible? Preliminary results of a comparative study of non-invasive vs. invasive intracranial slow-wave waveform analysis monitoring in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Med Sci Monit 11:CR58-63. 2005
    ..The objective of our prospective clinical study was to compare the B slow ICP waves obtained invasively by standard ICP monitoring to those obtained noninvasively using a new ultrasound technology...
  41. ncbi request reprint Intracranial falx chondroma: literature review and a case report
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larisa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 110:8-13. 2008
    ..As a result, their diagnosis has remained a histopathologic one. In our current study, we present a case of a falcine intracranial chondroma. This case provided the opportunity to extensively review the pertinent literature...
  42. ncbi request reprint Postoperative lumbar microdiscectomy pain. Minimalization by irrigation and cooling
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:1958-60. 1999
    ..It reduces the patients' postoperative pain, promotes earlier ambulation and decreases the length of hospital stay...
  43. ncbi request reprint In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of brain tumors
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 74:83-94. 2000
    ..NAA/Pcr-Cr together with Cho/Pcr-Cr help specify the presence or absence of a neoplasm. Proton MRS is a useful and promising diagnostic modality not only in diagnosing but also in grading solid brain tumors...
  44. ncbi request reprint Review of the literature regarding the relationship of rebleeding and external ventricular drainage in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage of aneurysmal origin
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Neurosurg Rev 29:14-8; discussion 19-20. 2006
    ..Conclusively, further long-term multi-center studies are required in order to establish the exact nature of the relationship between EVD and rebleeding after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage...
  45. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous resolution of acute cranial subdural hematomas
    E Z Kapsalaki
    Department of Neuroradiology, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 109:287-91. 2007
    ..The possibility of spontaneous resolution of an acute SDH, although remote, may impact the decision making process regarding the management of these patients under certain conditions...
  46. ncbi request reprint The role of intraoperative micro-Doppler ultrasound in verifying proper clip placement in intracranial aneurysm surgery
    E Z Kapsalaki
    University Hospital of Larissa, Department of Neuroradiology, Larissa, Greece
    J Clin Neurosci 15:153-7. 2008
    ..MDU appears to be a non-invasive, reliable alternative methodology to intra-operative angiography. This inexpensive method may lend itself to routine usage in aneurysm surgery...
  47. ncbi request reprint History of acoustic neurinoma surgery
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31201, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:e9. 2005
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  48. ncbi request reprint Cervical spinal cord--smaller than considered?
    K N Fountas
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Macon
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1513-6. 1998
    ..One hundred two patients with symptoms of cervical radiculopathy, were retrospectively analyzed and their cervical spinal cord diameters obtained...
  49. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic amygdalotomy in the management of severe aggressive behavioral disorders
    Maria Mpakopoulou
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 25:E6. 2008
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  50. ncbi request reprint Adult paravertebral pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma infiltrating diffusely the whole spinal axis. Case report
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:344-8. 2005
    ..The salient clinicopathological characteristics of RMS, as they related particularly to the spine, are subsequently discussed and a short review of the major therapeutic modalities for these tumors is offered...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: review of the demographics, pathophysiology, current diagnosis, and treatment
    Aristotelis Filippidis
    Departments of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E3. 2009
    ..The recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with CVST have significantly lowered the associated mortality and morbidity and have improved the outcome of these patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Postoperative cauda equina syndrome in patients undergoing single-level lumbar microdiscectomy. Report of two cases
    Vassilios Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E11. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, further prospective clinical studies are necessary for validation of these findings...
  53. pmc Spectroscopic evaluation of glioma grading at 3T: the combined role of short and long TE
    E Kousi
    Medical Physics Department, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41110 Larissa, Greece
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:546171. 2012
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic value of 3T (1)H-MRS in grading cerebral gliomas using short and long echo times...
  54. ncbi request reprint Salvage of a failed odontoid screw
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31201, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 14:484-8. 2007
    ..Complications associated with anterior odontoid screw fixation, although not very common can be quite troublesome. We report a patient with early back-out of the implanted screw and its salvage with re-implantation of a longer screw...
  55. ncbi request reprint Does intraoperative electromyographic monitoring in lumbar microdiscectomy correlate with postoperative pain?
    Vassilios G Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 97:724-8. 2004
    ..Our objective was to correlate the findings of intraoperative electromyographic (EMG) monitoring with immediate postoperative pain in patients undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Historic evolution of open cingulectomy and stereotactic cingulotomy in the management of medically intractable psychiatric disorders, pain and drug addiction
    Alexandros G Brotis
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 87:271-91. 2009
    ..Large-scale prospective studies with strict inclusion and well-defined, objective outcome criteria are necessary for defining the role of stereotactic cingulotomy in the current psychosurgical armamentarium...
  57. ncbi request reprint Emergency room neurosurgery: modern time errors
    I Karampelas
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 97:1066-7. 2004
  58. ncbi request reprint Hemispherotomy: description of surgical technique
    Joseph R Smith
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:466-72. 2005
    ..All these technical variations of hemispherotomy carry less favorable outcomes compared with anatomic hemispherectomy, but significantly fewer complications...
  59. ncbi request reprint Skull morphology and its neurosurgical implications in the Hippocratic era
    Vassilios G Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E10. 2007
    ..The authors discuss the influence of this treatise on the later development of descriptive skull anatomy and on the development of modern neurosurgery...
  60. ncbi request reprint Literature review regarding the methodology of assessing third nerve paresis associated with non-ruptured posterior communicating artery aneurysms
    Vassilios G Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Neurosurg Rev 28:256-60. 2005
    ..Our simple grading system of third nerve palsy associated with P-Com A aneurysms, can be a helpful tool for the initial evaluation and for the monitoring of recovery in these patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Serum and cerebrospinal fluid C-reactive protein levels as predictors of vasospasm in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clinical article
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larisa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 26:E22. 2009
    ..The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the possible relationship between elevated CRP levels in the serum and CSF and the development of vasospasm in patients with aSAH...
  62. ncbi request reprint Genetic association studies in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Efthimios Dardiotis
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Thessaly, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 28:E9. 2010
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  63. ncbi request reprint Familial intracranial ependymomas. Report of three cases in a family and review of the literature
    Vassilios G Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 20:E8. 2006
    ..Further investigation of the genetic influences may lead to better therapeutic approaches for this relatively rare clinicopathological entity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Closed-loop stimulation in the control of focal epilepsy of insular origin
    Joseph R Smith
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 88:281-7. 2010
    ..Previous studies have shown that closed-loop or responsive neurostimulation can abort induced or spontaneous epileptiform discharges...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cerebellar stimulation in the management of medically intractable epilepsy: a systematic and critical review
    Kostas N Fountas
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E8. 2010
    ..In the current study, the authors review the pertinent literature to outline the role of CS in the management of medically refractory epilepsy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Role of the S100B serum biomarker in the treatment of children suffering from mild traumatic brain injury
    Aristotelis S Filippidis
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E2. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to provide a systematic update of the current literature regarding the clinical role of the S100B serum biomarker in the initial evaluation of children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Olivecrona on the development of neurosurgery in the middle of the twentieth century: reflections with the wisdom of today
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 20:E10. 2006
    ..In the present paper, the authors communicate their reflections and thoughts on Herbert Olivecrona's visionary article...
  68. ncbi request reprint The role of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the diagnosis and categorization of cerebral abscesses
    Eftychia Z Kapsalaki
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Larissa, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
    Neurosurg Focus 24:E7. 2008
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Immediate and early postoperative pain relief after kyphoplasty without significant restoration of vertebral body height in acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures
    Carlos Feltes
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:e5. 2005
    ..In this retrospective study the authors report on their experience with the early management of VCFs with kyphoplasty...
  70. ncbi request reprint Accurate placement of the distal end of a ventriculoatrial shunt with the aid of real-time transesophageal echocardiography. Technical note
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:153-6. 2006
    ..The authors present their experience with real-time transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) monitoring for the accurate placement of the distal catheter of a VA shunt...
  71. ncbi request reprint Pain outcome and vertebral body height restoration in patients undergoing kyphoplasty
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA, USA
    South Med J 99:457-60. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Head injury management algorithm as described in Hippocrates' "peri ton en cephali traumaton"
    Vassilios G Dimopoulos
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine Macon, Georgia, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:1303-5; discussion 1303-5. 2005
    ..We present an attempt to systematize his methodology regarding the management of head trauma and present it in the format of a modern-era algorithm...
  73. ncbi request reprint Quantitative pupillometry: normative data in healthy pediatric volunteers
    Angel N Boev
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University, School of Medicine, Macon, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:496-500. 2005
    ..The authors describe the prospective use of a new hand-held point-and-shoot pupillometer (NeurOptics) to assess pupil function quantitatively...
  74. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous posterior fossa hemorrhage associated with low-molecular weight heparin in an adolescent recently diagnosed with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: case report and review of the literature
    Theofilos G Machinis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:1487-91. 2006
    ..PRES is reversible in the vast majority of cases, although progression to ischemia and hemorrhage has been documented...
  75. doi request reprint Cerebral oxygenation
    Kostas N Fountas
    J Neurosurg 108:198. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation for atlantoaxial instability: a 6-year experience
    Kostas N Fountas
    Neurosurgery 50:672-3. 2002
  77. ncbi request reprint Spinal hydatid disease, a rare but existent pathological entity: case report and review of the literature
    George S Sapkas
    First Orthopaedic Department of Athens University School of Medicine, Greece
    South Med J 99:178-83. 2006
    ..The literature is reviewed regarding the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of spinal echinococcosis...
  78. ncbi request reprint Anterior cervical fusion using dense cancellous allografts and dynamic plating
    Kostas N Fountas
    Neurosurgery 56:E1166; author reply E1166. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative monitoring
    Kostas N Fountas
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:399-400; author reply 400-1. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging can predict length of survival in patients with supratentorial gliomas
    Kostas N Fountas
    Neurosurgery 55:257-8; author reply 258. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint Re: Papavero L, Heese O, Klotz-Regener V, et al. The impact of esophagus retraction on early dysphagia after anterior cervical surgery. Spine 2007;32:1089-93
    Kostas N Fountas
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:3090. 2007
  82. ncbi request reprint Orbital hydatid cyst in childhood: a report of two cases
    Alexandru Vlad Ciurea
    Department of Neurosurgery, Clinic Hospital, Bagdasar Arseni, Bucharest, Hungary
    South Med J 99:620-4. 2006
    ..Albendazole was postoperatively employed for 12 weeks. Outcome was excellent in both cases with complete resolution of their symptoms and complete visual recovery. Pertinent literature was reviewed with this opportunity...