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In the Loupe

The video showcased features a 10-year-old girl who was previously treated for a posterior fossa ependymoma, and presented with a remote recurrence in the anterior third ventricle. The approach is right frontal endoscopic, for resection. See how the treating pediatric neurosurgeon approached this procedure and hear them walk through each step of the process by watching this issue’s edition of In The Loupe.

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Adults May Be Big Kids …

In Editorial License, Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS, offers insight into some of the challenges facing pediatric neurosurgery today – and tomorrow.

But kids ain’t little adults. This mantra of pediatric neurosurgery was drummed into me during my residency, when I received a thorough training in what has become a full-fledged subspecialty. Neurosurgery on children is the one part of our field where referring docs and patient families (and maybe a few of the older patients) will expect their neurosurgeon to be board certified in that subdiscipline. A worrisiome harbinger of further neurosurgical fragmentation? Or a natural and inevitable evolution that
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Inside Neurosurgeon

Amplifying Our Message by Expanding Neurosurgery

AANS President William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS, highlights programs at the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, including renowned speakers and special events scheduled to take place.

As we approach the 82nd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, which takes place April 5-9, 2014, I’d like to share with you some of the great events we have on tap. The theme of this year’s event is Expanding Neurosurgery. By this I refer to expanding the depth and breadth of our
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Peer-Reviewed Research

Neurosurgery Litigation: One-year Prevalence by Case Type

Chris Taylor, MD, MBA, FAANS— Medical malpractice litigation is of specific interest to neurosurgeons. A limited number of previous works have explored litigation in neurosurgery. These have relied on personal case series (1,2) or review of data from individual insurance companies (3,4,5). In previous works, spine surgery has been identified as the most common type of procedure resulting in litigation; however, it is also the most common type of procedure in neurosurgical practice.
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