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.

2022 Video Topics

January 2022

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

April 2022

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.

July 2022

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. 

October 2022

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)

October 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.