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Paul Klimo Jr., MD, FAANS— This is a 28-year-old male who was treated for a medulloblastoma when he was 11 months old. He had a resection followed by craniospinal radiation and chemotherapy. He also has a shunt. About 13 years after treatment for his medulloblastoma, he required resection of a falcine meningioma, with stereotactic radiosurgery to several other meningiomas shortly thereafter. He has also undergone resection of multiple benign skin tumors and a cyst within his jaw.
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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. (72%, 47 Votes)
  • Transfer of all care to an adult-care neurosurgeon at the patient age of 18. (15%, 10 Votes)
  • Consultation with other physicians, but no care. (13%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

 

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

 

  • Preoperative checklists are a useful way to prevent surgical errors. (88%, 79 Votes)
  • Preoperative checklists are needless intrusions that do not improve patient safety. (12%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

 

An attending neurosurgeon should perform unfamiliar surgical procedures to gain experience:

  • Yes (52%, 85 Votes)
  • No (48%, 77 Votes)

Total Voters: 162

 

Should neurosurgeons from the developed world volunteer their services in the developing world?

  • Yes (91%, 129 Votes)
  • No (9%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 142

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