The December 2015 issue of Operative Neurosurgery is now online and full-text access is available for print subscribers. Non-subscribers may access all article abstracts and the full-text of selected articles.

December 2015 Table of Contents:

Operative Technique

Endoscopic and Gravity-Assisted Resection of Medial Temporo-occipital Lesions Through a Supracerebellar Transtentorial Approach: Technical Notes With Case Illustrations
Villanueva, Pablo; Louis, Robert G.; Cutler, Aaron R.; Wei, Hua; Sale, Danjuma; Duong, Huy T.; Barkhoudarian, Garni; Kelly, Daniel F.

Simultaneous Image-Guided Skull Bone Tumor Resection and Reconstruction With a Preconstructed Prosthesis Based on an OsiriX Virtual Resection
Bruneau, Michaël; Kamouni, Rachid; Schoovaerts, Frédéric; Pouleau, Henri-Benjamin; De Witte, Olivier

Thoracoscopic-Assisted Ventriculo-Azygous Shunt Placement for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Pace, Jonathan; Smith, Gabriel A.; Pannunzio, Andrea; Rothstein, Brian D.; Markowitz, Alan; Hoffer, Alan

Operative Nuances

The Subtemporal Approach to Retroinfundibular Craniopharyngiomas: A New Look at an Old Approach
Wong, Ricky H.; De Los Reyes, Kenneth; Alikhani, Puya; Sivakanthan, Sananthan; van Gompel, Jamie; van Loveren, Harry; Agazzi, Siviero

Technique Assessment

Video-Assisted Navigation for Adjustment of Image-Guidance Accuracy to Slight Brain Shift
Kantelhardt, Sven R.; Gutenberg, Angelika; Neulen, Axel; Keric, Naureen; Renovanz, Mirjam; Giese, Alf

The Use of an Aspirating/Resecting Device to Reduce Stoma Closure Following Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Aqueductal Stenosis
Goodwin, C. Rory; Sankey, Eric W.; Jusué-Torres, Ignacio; Elder, Benjamin D.; Kosztowski, Thomas A.; Liu, Ann; Hoffberger, Jamie; Lu, Jennifer; Blitz, Ari M.; Rigamonti, Daniele

Microsurgical Pontine Descending Tractotomy in Cases of Intractable Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ibrahim, Tarik F.; Garst, Jonathan R.; Burkett, Daniel J.; Toia, Giuseppe V.; Braca, John A. III; Hill, Jacquelyn P.; Anderson, Douglas E.

Percutaneous Minimally Invasive (MIS) Guide Wire-less Self-Tapping Pedicle Screw Placement in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Safety and Initial Clinical Experience: Technical…
Beckman, Joshua M.; Murray, Gisela; Bach, Konrad; Deukmedjian, Armen; Uribe, Juan S.

Prospective Evaluation of a Low-Dose Radiation Fluoroscopy Protocol for Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Tumialán, Luis M.; Clark, Justin C.; Snyder, Laura A.; Jasmer, Gary; Marciano, Frederick F.

Use of a Dermal Regeneration Template in Complicated Craniotomy Wounds: Review of a Series
LoGiudice, John A.; Thayer, Jacob; Hoyt, Alistair T.; Mueller, Wade M.

Accuracy of Laser Placement With Frameless Stereotaxy in Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser-Induced Thermal Therapy
Attaar, Sakina J.; Patel, Nitesh V.; Hargreaves, Eric; Keller, Irwin A.; Danish, Shabbar F.

Surgical Anatomy and Technique

Dual Origin of Extradural Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery From Vertebral and Occipital Arteries: Anatomic Case Report
Tayebi Meybodi, Ali; Lawton, Michael T.; Benet, Arnau


Alternative Detachment Technique for Electrically Detachable Coils: Rescue From an Unintended Complication
Kim, Young Soo; Lee, Sang Won; Yeom, Jeong A.; Yoon, Chang Hyo; Baik, Seung Kug

3-D Video

Aneurysm Transection and Intra-aneurysmal Clipping of a Giant Ophthalmic Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Benet, Arnau; Lawton, Michael T.

Microsurgical Treatment of Thalamic Cavernous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Yilmaz, Tevfik; Cikla, Ulas; Baskaya, Mustafa K.

Awake Craniotomy and Intraoperative MRI for Maximal Safe Resection in a Case of an Extensive Left Frontal and Insular Low-grade Glioma: 3-Dimensional Operative Video
Abolfotoh, Mohammad; Horowitz, Peleg M.; Chiocca, E. Antonio

Technical Case Report

An Unusual Case of an Ethmoidal Arteriovenous Fistula Draining Into the Superior Ophthalmic Vein: Technical Case Report
Daou, Badih; Chalouhi, Nohra; Williams, Kim; Polifka, Adam; Jabbour, Pascal; Rosenwasser, Robert H.; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I.

Single-Staged Multilevel Spondylectomy for En Bloc Resection of an Epithelioid Sarcoma With Intradural Extension in the Cervical Spine: Technical Case Report
Bydon, Mohamad; De la Garza-Ramos, Rafael; Suk, Ian; McCarthy, Edward; Yamada, Yoshiya; Wolinsky, Jean-Paul; Gokaslan, Ziya L.