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There is nothing unique or particularly challenging about this case. It is a large, parafalcine meningioma. Can this tumor be safely resected with the use of a robot? What are the advantages and disadvantages of robotics? To what degree will robotics play in the future of neurosurgery? These are the questions we raise with this case example.
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Archived Survey Results

 

I would be willing to financially support neurosurgical residency training.

  • No (72%, 26 Votes)
  • Yes (28%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 36

 

Neurosurgeons can and should debate political issues in our meetings and publications.

  • Yes (55%, 92 Votes)
  • No (45%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 168

 

What do you consider the biggest neurosurgical invention in the last 100 years?

  • operating microscope (52%, 145 Votes)
  • bipolar (33%, 91 Votes)
  • frameless stereotaxy (8%, 21 Votes)
  • Bovie (5%, 14 Votes)
  • stereotactic frame (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

 

What role should pediatric neurosurgeons play in care for patients past the age of 18?

  • Collaborative care with the adult-care neurosurgeon until the patient reaches 25. (66%, 57 Votes)
  • Consultation with other physicians, but no care. (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Transfer of all care to an adult-care neurosurgeon at the patient age of 18. (17%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

 

Who is the best fictional neurosurgeon on television?

  • Dr. Derek Shepherd (“Grey's Anatomy”) (47%, 100 Votes)
  • Dr. Ben Casey (“Ben Casey”) (34%, 73 Votes)
  • Dr. Aaron Shutt (“Chicago Hope”) (9%, 19 Votes)
  • Dr. Ann Possible (“Kim Possible”) (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Dr. Douglas Hanson (“3 lbs.”) (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 214

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