Special Issue "Emerging Clinical Skills in Neurosurgery"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2023 | Viewed by 978

Special Issue Editor

Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Nansihuanxilu 119, Fengtai District, Beijing 100070, China
Interests: brainstem; brain tumors; cerebrovascular malformation; skull base; surgical skills

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since 1919, the prelude of modern neurosurgery history, neurosurgical expertise, technology, resources, and access to information have continually evolved around the globe. With the in-depth exploration of cranial base anatomy by Dolenc and Rhoton and the introduction of the emerging surgical concept and endoscopic technology, the application of neurosurgery has expanded from the supratentorial space to the whole central cranial base. Despite all this inspiring progress, surgical management of intracranial lesions is still associated with high post-operative morbidity and mortality due to the inherent eloquent location. What techniques or specific skills used in neurosurgery could benefit patients the most? This is clearly an issue that must be solved urgently. Thus, in this Special Issue, I would like to invite authors to submit studies focusing on new and developing surgical skills and clinical techniques assisting the diagnosis, pre-operative evaluation, intraoperative monitoring and postoperative rehabilitation of neurosurgery. Authors are welcome to cover other specific topics that have not been mentioned but fall within the theme of the Special Issue.

Dr. Zhen Wu
Guest Editor

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  • neuro tumors
  • vascular disease
  • surgery
  • radiosurgery
  • chemotherapy
  • clinical trial
  • bibliometric analysis
  • molecular study

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Technical Note
Endovascular Treatment for Aneurysms Located in the Posterior Communicating Artery (PCoA) by the Swinging-Tail Technique: A Technical Note
J. Clin. Med. 2022, 11(19), 5955; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11195955 - 09 Oct 2022
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Purposes: A stent-assisted coil (SAC) is a safe and effective treatment modality for some complex intracranial aneurysms, especially for wide neck aneurysms. However, some wide neck aneurysms with a tough angle and located in the posterior communicating artery (PCoA) are challenging to treat [...] Read more.
Purposes: A stent-assisted coil (SAC) is a safe and effective treatment modality for some complex intracranial aneurysms, especially for wide neck aneurysms. However, some wide neck aneurysms with a tough angle and located in the posterior communicating artery (PCoA) are challenging to treat with a SAC. This study aimed to examine and discuss the swinging-tail technique for treating wide neck aneurysms located in the PCoA using a SAC by Prof. Lv. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our institutional clinical database and identified nine patients with neck aneurysms located in the PCoA, and these patients underwent the swinging-tail technique by Prof. Lv, which is a novel technique of releasing a stent, from June 2016 to September 2021. Results: In this study, nine patients underwent SAC treatment using the swinging-tail technique by Prof. Lv. Aneurysmal complete occlusion was observed in every patient without any complications, as shown by immediate postoperative angiography. Additionally, the modified Rankin scale was monitored for clinical outcomes in the follow-up. One patient died postoperatively due to severe SAH with an intraventricular hemorrhage. Four of nine patients underwent imaging follow-up, demonstrating the complete occlusion of aneurysms; eight patients underwent clinical follow-up and achieved a favorable clinical outcome (modified Rankin scale score: 0–2). Conclusion: The SAC treatment for wide neck aneurysms located in the PCoA can be challenging for operators because of the specific location, resulting in inadequate vessel wall apposition by antegrade stenting via the ipsilateral vessel. In this circumstance, the swinging-tail technique may be a feasible and effective choice. Full article
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