R Shane Tubbs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The morphology and function of the quadrate ligament
    R S Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:225-7. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Surgical challenges associated with the morphology of the spinal accessory nerve in the posterior cervical triangle: functional or structural?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:22-4. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The sphenoparietal sinus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:ONS9-12; discussion ONS12. 2007
  4. 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
  5. doi 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
  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 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
  8. 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
  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 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

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Publications201 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint The morphology and function of the quadrate ligament
    R S Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 65:225-7. 2006
    ..The quadrate ligament contributes to proximal radioulnar stability, limits the "spin" of this joint, and should be considered in manipulation, surgery, or imaging of the proximal forearm...
  2. doi request reprint Surgical challenges associated with the morphology of the spinal accessory nerve in the posterior cervical triangle: functional or structural?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:22-4. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The sphenoparietal sinus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 60:ONS9-12; discussion ONS12. 2007
    ..The sphenoparietal sinus can potentially be encountered with cranial base approaches near the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone and may be found as one surgically traverses the superior orbital fissure...
  4. 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...
  5. doi 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...
  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 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...
  8. 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...
  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 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi 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...
  13. doi 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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
  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 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...
  29. 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."..
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. doi 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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
    ....
  45. 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...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. 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...
  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 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. doi 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. doi 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Posterior cranial fossa volume in patients with rickets: insights into the increased occurrence of Chiari I malformation in metabolic bone disease
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Neurosurgery 55:380-3; discussion 383-4. 2004
    ..The present study measures the posterior fossa volume in children with rickets to verify previous case reports indicting a small posterior fossa as the cause for an increased rate of CIM in children with rickets...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up in children with functional hemispherectomy for Rasmussen's encephalitis
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:461-5. 2005
    ..Multiple variations of functional hemispherectomy have been performed since its inception by Rasmussen. Long-term follow-up for these variations is lacking in the medical literature...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Does the mendosal suture exist in the adult?
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 20:124-5. 2007
    ..The length of these sutures ranged from 0.8 to 1.4 cm (1.1 cm). Our hopes are that these data will prove useful to both the anatomist and clinicians, so that, when present, misinterpretation of the mendosal suture will be avoided...
  74. ncbi request reprint The filum terminale externum
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 3:149-52. 2005
    ..The authors theorized that the rare intrasacral ependymomas may originate from ependymal cell collections within the FTE...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Scoliosis in a child with Chiari I malformation and the absence of syringomyelia: 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 22:1351-4. 2006
    ..Decompression of the hindbrain hernia will often alleviate the syringomyelia and, in many cases, stabilize or reverse the scoliosis...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of and superficial surgical landmarks for the anterior interosseous nerve
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg 104:787-91. 2006
    ..There are scant data regarding the anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) in the neurosurgical literature. In the current study the authors attempt to provide easily identifiable superficial osseous landmarks for the identification of the AIN...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi request reprint Superficial temporal artery as an external landmark for deeper-lying brain structures
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 20:498-501. 2007
    ..9 cm anterior to the supramarginal gyrus. Palpation or Doppler identification of the STA and its branches with subsequent mapping on the lateral cranium may prove useful as an additional superficial landmark for the neurosurgeon...
  85. ncbi request reprint A rare finding of the median nerve in the forearm
    R Shane Tubbs
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children s Hospital, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:704-5. 2006
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Duplication of the superior sagittal sinus
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Clin Anat 19:728. 2006
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. ncbi request reprint Franciscus Sylvius (1614-1672): a historical review
    R Shane Tubbs
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1-2. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Observations at the craniocervical junction with simultaneous caudal traction of the spinal cord
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:367-9. 2007
    ..Some have opined that caudal traction of the spinal cord may result in caudal descent of the hindbrain...
  92. ncbi request reprint Predicting orthopedic involvement in patients with lipomyelomeningoceles
    R Shane Tubbs
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:835-8. 2007
    ..They are associated with a wide range of problems in affected patients, including skin abnormalities, sensory and motor deficits, pain, urinary bladder and anal sphincter dysfunction, and orthopedic deformities...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint Does the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve traverse the cavernous sinus? An 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 30:37-40. 2008
    ..Many authors have included the V2 segment of the trigeminal nerve as a component of the cavernous sinus. However, many authorities have stated that this part of the fifth cranial nerve is not within this intracranial venous sinus...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...