Neurosurgical Focus: Video Call
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The subject matter of your manuscript must fit the monthly topic; if it does not fit the topic, your manuscript will not be processed for peer review.
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Please note: submission deadlines are firm (midnight E.D.T. on the date listed each month) and no late submissions will be considered.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
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.
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.
Upcoming Issues (no longer accepting submissions)
Topic: Posterior Fossa arteriovenous malformations
Editors: Mustafa Baskaya (lead), Dan Barrow, Adib Abla, Adam Arthur
Description: The treatment of cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) is demanding for neurovascular surgeons, with posterior fossa AVMs providing even greater challenges. In this video submission, our objective is to present surgical videos from distinguished surgical teams in order to demonstrate state-of-the-art treatment of posterior fossa AVMs with both microsurgery and endovascular techniques, or a combination of these. Our goal is to show novel vascular treatment concepts, innovative approaches, and new and innovative technology, in order to demonstrate the technical mastery required for treating posterior fossa AVMs.
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.