Neurosurgical Focus: Video Call
New submissions should be prepared following the Instructions for Authors.
The subject matter of your video must fit the monthly topic; if it does not fit the topic, your video will not be processed for peer review.
Please submit your video through Neurosurgical Focus: Video submission site.
When you have logged in, click “Submit a Video” and continue on with your submission. Please select the correct monthly topic from the pulldown menu choices. Complete all steps as directed, through to the Submit button.
Please note: submission deadlines are firm (midnight E.D.T. on the date listed each month) and no late submissions will be considered.
2021 Video Topics
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021
Topic: Vestibular schwannoma surgery
Editors: Michael Link (lead), Isaac Yang, Fred Barker, Amir Samii
Description: The management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) has been one of the most challenging and controversial topics in Neurosurgery. This video issue is dedicated to the surgical treatment of VS. We are asking for video submissions that demonstrate surgical techniques and can be from any of the surgical approaches (middle fossa, retrosigmoid, translabyrinthine , transotic, etc.). We are particularly interested in videos that highlight some of the technical nuances or demonstrate how to deal with particularly challenging VS. Special consideration will be given to videos that demonstrate management and/or avoidance of intraoperative complications.
2022 Video Topics
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021
Topic: Intraoperative visualization
Editors: Constantinos Hadjipanayis (lead), Steven Kalkanis, John Y.K. Lee, Nader Sanai
Description: Intraoperative visualization has been the driving force for neurosurgery advancement. The introduction of the conventional microscope in neurosurgery has permitted the safe and routine practice of microneurosurgery. Newer intraoperative visualization technologies such as the endoscope, exoscope, fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS), confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, augmented reality may permit better visualization and delineation of structures and lesions in the central nervous system during neurosurgery
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021
Topic: Petroclival meningiomas
Editors: Nicholas Bambakidis (lead), Sebastien Froelich, Ian Dunn, Samy Youssef
Description: Treatment of petroclival meningiomas remains a challenge despite modern advances in microsurgical techniques. The availability of advanced radiosurgical options additionally complicates decision-making, and the anatomical considerations inherent in the management of these tumors cannot be ignored. Video submissions should aim to demonstrate a wide variety of different approaches and treatment paradigms available to the skull base surgical team in approaching treatment decisions. Special emphasis will be appreciated in cases which also illustrate methods of managing intraoperative complications as well as technical nuances.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022
Topic: Lateral access spine surgery
Editors: Praveen Mummaneni (lead), Justin Smith, Laura Snyder, Melissa Erickson
Description: Rapid advances have occurred in surgical techniques for lateral access spine surgery. The incorporation of technology has evolved in lateral approaches including image guidance, endoscopy, and robotics. Furthermore, lateral access surgery has been recently performed in the lateral as well as prone positions using minimally invasive or mini-open techniques. The video submissions in this issue should illustrate indications, technical nuances, and demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of the approach. Complication avoidance should also be highlighted.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022
Topic: Flow diversion for cerebral aneurysms
Editors: Peter Kan (lead), Elad Levy, Felipe Albuquerque, Mandy Jo Binning
Description: Flow diversion has become increasingly used as the primary treatment for unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The video issue is dedicated to the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms with flow diversion. We are seeking video submissions that highlight different techniques critical to the success of a flow diversion procedure (eg. access, deployment, post-processing, and complication avoidance/management) as well as videos that demonstrate different flow diverter technologies. We are especially interested in videos that provide technical nuances for challenging flow diversion cases, such as giant aneurysms, distal aneurysms, and vertebrobasilar aneurysms.
Upcoming Issues (no longer accepting submissions)
Editors: Mark Proctor (lead), Cormac Maher, Matthew Smyth, Federico di Rocco, Craig Birgfeld
Description: The field of craniosynostosis has evolved substantially over the past two decades, with both modifications to open techniques and new endoscopic techniques transforming the care of children with this disorder. This video issue will highlight these techniques for both new and experienced surgeons. We would especially be interested in videos that highlight endoscopic techniques, as well as the use of springs, helmets and distractors as adjuvant tools for the correction of the skull shape. Traditional open techniques have been well described in the past, but these would also be acceptable options, especially if they highlight novel areas.
Topic: Pineal region tumors
Editors: Fredrick Boop (lead), Jeff Bruce, David Daniels, Ugur Ture
Description: Given the complexity and diversity of pathologies encountered in the pineal region, the diagnosis and management of these tumors has been historically challenging. Current advances in neuro-imaging, endoscopic and microsurgical techniques, as well as advances in adjuvant therapies, have led to rapid evolution in our approaches to pathologies of the pineal region in both children and adults. The video submissions in this issue will hopefully advance the decision making for both new and experienced neurosurgeons. Video submissions should highlight various microneurosurgical, endoscopic and stereotactic techniques in approaching these tumors as well as defining the advantages and limitations of each approach.