Neurosurgical Focus: Video Call


New submissions should be prepared following the Instructions for Authors.

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.

Please submit your manuscript through Neurosurgical Focus: Video submission site.

When you have logged in, click “Submit a Manuscript” 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 Issues


January 2021

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020

Topic: Posterior Fossa arteriovenous malformations

Editors: Mustafa K. Baskaya (lead), Daniel Barrow, Adib Abla

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.


April 2021

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020

Topic: Craniosynostosis

Editors: Mark Proctor (lead), Cormac Maher, Matthew Smyth, Craig Birgfeld, Federico Di Rocco

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. We invite you to submit your videos highlighting these techniques for both new and experienced surgeons. We are interested in videos that include 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.


Upcoming Issues (no longer accepting submissions)


October 2020

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020

Topic: Surgery for Pain

Editors: Jason Schwalb (lead), Kim Burchiel, Parag Patil, Tipu Aziz

Description: The prevalence of debilitating, medically-refractory pain is high. However, exposure to and knowledge of procedures modifying or modulating pain pathways during neurosurgical residency is inconsistent.  This video submission aims to provide a unique collection of high-quality videos documenting best practices for neuroablation and neuromodulation for pain. Video submissions are encouraged to show novel concepts and innovations from technical and anatomical perspectives, mastery in technical performance, and strategies to reduce and manage complications.