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Neurosurgery: a historical prologue to the future

2000 Presidential address

Martin H. Weiss

✓ The author provides a brief history of the genesis of organized neurosurgery and, in particular, the formation and evolution of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The legacy of neurosurgery is noted and the author discusses the present and future practice of neurosurgery.

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Editorial: Neurosurgical Focus yearly summary

Martin H. Weiss

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Nocardia Asteroides Brain Abscess Successfully Treated by Enucleation

Case Report

Martin H. Weiss and John A. Jane

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Radioactive tissue changes induced to control experimental hydrocephalus

Martin H. Weiss and Uros Roessmann

✓ Hydrocephalic animals were given an intraventricular infusion of radioactive colloidal gold and then sacrificed up to 7 weeks after infusion. Histological evaluation revealed progression from a marked hemorrhagic necrosis of choroid plexus vessels and stroma to eventual replacement by fibrous connective tissue, sclerosis, and fibrinous degeneration of stromal vessels. Particulate colloid was found engulfed in perivascular spaces in the subependymal periventricular tissues, but there was no evidence of vascular damage, gliosis, or demyelination. These findings may play a role in decreasing cerebrospinal fluid production.

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The Effect of Glucocorticoids on CSF Flow in Dogs

Martin H. Weiss and Frank E. Nulsen

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Pituitary surgery

Martin H. Weiss

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Defining Postoperative Values for Successful Resection of Prolactinomas

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Editorial. The establishment of Neurosurgical Focus: personal reflections by the Editors-in-Chief

Martin H. Weiss and William T. Couldwell

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Defining postoperative values for successful resection of prolactinomas

Clinical pearl

William T. Couldwell and Martin H. Weiss

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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea from an empty sella: transsphenoidal obliteration of the fistula

Technical note

Martin H. Weiss, Benjamin Kaufman, and David E. Richards

✓ A case of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea developing in a progressively enlarging empty sella is described in which the fistula was successfully obliterated via a transsphenoidal approach. A modification of the standard closure for transsphenoidal hypophysectomy enabled reconstruction of the dural floor of the sella.