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Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review

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Neurosurgery CME from the Experts

This online CME program is broad and deep in its coverage of neurosurgery subspecialty areas. Led by Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS, authoritative speakers with extensive subspecialty training present the latest technical innovations and surgical techniques, along with pearls and pitfalls from their own clinical practices. Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review delivers key take-home points with each lecture, including:

  • Vascular Malformations. Intracranial vascular malformations are best treated with multimodality therapy, including microsurgery, embolization, and stereotactic radiosurgery in different combinations.
  • Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Modern management of traumatic brain injury involves improving outcomes via minimizing secondary injury.
  • Cervical Spine Trauma. The need for surgical stabilization after cervical trauma depends on the extent of bony, discoligamentous, and neurologic compromise.
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions. Nerve transfers have a role in reconstructing function in brachial plexus injuries.
  • Meningiomas. Threat of recurrence is directly related to the extent of surgical removal.
  • And more…

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate among intracranial aneurysms by etiology
  • Decide on when and how to treat arteriovenous malformations
  • Describe the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations in skull base surgery
  • List the complications possible in frontal sinus surgery
  • Differentiate among benign, malignant, intraneural, and extraneural peripheral nerve tumors
  • Explain the ideal circumstances for resection of meningiomas
  • Compare Type I, Type II, Type III, and Type IV classifications of nerve sheath tumors
  • Identify the possible causes of hydrocephalus
  • Describe the classic presentation and symptoms of craniopharyngioma
  • Name the benefits of minimally invasive surgery over open surgery for disc herniation


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1. Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke – Pascal Jabbour, MD, FAANS, FAHA

2. Intracranial Aneurysms – Rose Du, MD, PhD

3. Vascular Malformations and Moyamoya Disease – Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

4. Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of Carotid Stenosis – Christopher M. Loftus, MD

5. Cerebrovascular Emergencies – An Endovascular Perspective – Alan S. Boulos, MD, FACS, FAANS

1. Closed Head Injury/Concussion and Head Injury in Sports – Mark R. Proctor, MD

2. Skull Base Trauma: Frontal, Sphenoid, and Paranasal Sinus Injury – Rocco A. Armonda, MD, FACS

3. Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Ryan S. Kitagawa, MD

4. Decompressive Craniectomy for TBI – Jamie S. Ullman, MD

1. Cervical Spine Trauma – John H. Chi, MD, MPH

2. Management of Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma and Stabilization Techniques – Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

3. Disc Herniations: Cervical, Lumbar, and Thoracic – Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

4. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

5. Syringomyelia and Hydromyelia – Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

1. Acute Nerve Injury and Repair – Mark A. Mahan, MD, FAANS

2. Peripheral Nerve Tumors – Robert J. Spinner, MD

3. Brachial Plexus Lesions – Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

4. Electrodiagnostic Indications Nerve Surgery – Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

5. Compression Neuropathy – Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS

6. Surgical Management of Weakness and Paralysis: Restorative Techniques – Justin M. Brown, MD, FAANS

1. Modernizing the Approach to Solid Tumor Brain Metastases – Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD

2. Malignant Gliomas – Charles S. Cobbs, MD

3. Meningiomas – Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS

4. Low-Grade Gliomas – Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS

5. Pineal Region Tumors – Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS

6. Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood – Tord D. Alden, MD

7. Vestibular Schwannomas – Kaith K. Almefty, MD

8. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastasis, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia – Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS

1. Metastatic Tumors of the Spine – Michael W. Groff, MD

2. Spinal Cord Tumor Management – Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

1. Meningiomas of the Skull Base and Other Skull Base Lesions – Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

2. Skull Base Surgical Approaches – Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

1. Non-Functioning and Functioning Pituitary Tumors – Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

2. Endoscopy for Pituitary Surgery – Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS

3. Craniopharyngiomas – R. Michael Scott, MD

1. Hydrocephalus and Arachnoid Cysts – Tord D. Alden, MD

1. Functional Neurosurgery: Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery – Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

1. Neurofibromatosis – Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD

2. von Hippel-Lindau Disease – Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD

3. Coma and Brain Death – Brian L. Edlow, MD

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