ISPN 2016 – 24 OCTOBER, 2016

ISPN2016-44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).

October 23 — October 27

Kobe, Japan

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Hours Hall A Hall B
08:00 – 08:30 Opening Ceremony
08:30 – 09:00 Plenary session 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Hajime Arai, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
ISPN @ 44: historical reflection,
Tad Tomita (USA)
Prenatal diagnosis of CNS anomalies,
Ritsuko Pooh (JAPAN)
09:00 – 09:32 Platform presentations 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Hiroaki Sakamoto, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
PF-001 Zika Virus Fetal Encephalitis Outbreak: What Is the role of the Pediatric Neurosurgeon In the response strategy?
Carlos Eduardo Jucá (BRAZIL)
PF-002 First 50 Fetal In-Utero Microsurgical Myelomeningocele Repairs: Critical Comparison of Neurosurgical and Maternal Outcomes To The MOMS Trial.
Samer K Elbabaa (USA)

PF-003 Lessons learned after 180 fetal surgeries for myelomeningocele.

Sergio Cavalheiro (BRAZIL)

PF-004 First Year Neurologic Outcome After Fetal Surgery.
Huseyin Canaz (TURKEY)
09:32 – 10:00 Flash session 1: Fetal diagnosis and management
Chair: Yuzuru Tashiro, Martina Messing-Jünger, Nelci Zanon
FL-001 Fetal Closed Spinal Malformations – detection and outcome.
Liana Adani Beni (ISRAEL)
FL-002 Three-Dimensional Modeling of Fetal Myelomeningocele.
Michael H Handler (USA)
FL-003 A New Method for Evaluating Myelomeningocele Lesion Level in Fetuses.
Daisuke Sakamoto (JAPAN)

FL-004 Fetal ventriculomegaly: External validity of a fetal MRI-based model to predict the need for post-natal CSF diversion.
Jared M. Pisapia (USA)

FL-005 Prenatal closure of myelomeningoceles: does it reduce the need for VP shunts?
Paul A. Grabb (USA)

Discussion/ Ethics of Fetal Interventions
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session 2: Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Jun Kurihara, Adrian Caceres, Francesco Sala
Nursing Symposium 1
Chair: Yumi Doi, Lindy May, Angela Forbes
Myelocystocele,KC Wang (KOREA), Dachling Pang (USA)
Advanced Practice Neurosurgical Nursing in the USA
Cathy Cartwright (USA)
11:00 – 12:20 Platform presentations 2: Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Reizo Shirane, Adrian Caceres, Francesco Sala
NS-001 Articulating the paediatric neurosurgical nursing practice model of care at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda: challenging current thought with emerging evidence
Angela Louise Leonard (SOUTH AFRICA)
PF-005 New classification of spinal lipomas based on embryonic stage.
Nobuhito Morota (JAPAN)
PF-006 Histopathology of the filum terminale in children with and without tethered cord syndrome with attention to the elastic tissue within the filum.
Paul Steinbok (CANADA)
NS-002 Gaining service users perspectives to develop the training and education of nurses on a neurosurgical ward
Nicola Wilson (UNITED KINGDOM)
PF-007 More than traction? New insights into the pathophysiology of “Tethered Cord Syndrome”.
Friederike Knerlich Lukoschus (GERMANY)
NS-003 A multi-disciplinary prenatal support team

Chika Teramoto (JAPAN)
PF-008 The management of craniocervical junction abnormalities in skeletal dysplasia: experience of a single institute.
Ryo Ando (JAPAN)
NS-004 Treatment of Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Preterm Infants
Angela Forbes (USA)
PF-009 Bladder control in children with spinal dysraphism.
Gerald F Tuite (USA)
NS-005 Physical therapy for neonates with myelomeningocele

Takahito Iitsuka (JAPAN)
PF-010 Craniovertebral Instability: A Description Of a New Syndrome.
Harold Rekate (USA)
NS-006 Is there concordance between child and parent ratings of Health Related Quality of Life reports, in children with spinal dysraphism?
PF-011 Significance of increased initial pB-C2 distance on radiographic outcomes in Chiari Type 1 malformation.
Richard Aaron Robison (USA)
NS-007 Non-germinoma germ cell tumors (NGGCT) masquerading as seasonal allergies: subsequent NP management following oncologic diagnosis
Kamilah A Dowling (USA)
PF-012 Growth and Alignment Following Subaxial Cervical Spine Instrumentation and Fusion in Pediatric Patients: Preliminary Results From A Multi-Institutional Study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society.
Richard Anderson (USA)
NS-008 Nursing of patient with aphasia after brain tumor surgery: how to care for the patient the way they used to live

Yuka Nouji (JAPAN)
PF-013 Safety and Efficacy of Posterior Hemivertebrectomy in Congenital scoliosis in Children.
Sandip Chatterjee (INDIA)
PF-014 Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in brainstem and complex spinal surgery: optional or mandatory?
Guirish Solanki (UK)
12:20 – 12:50
Plenary Session 2 (continue): Spine and Craniofacial
Chair: Hiroaki Date, KC Wang, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza
Genetics of craniosynostosis,
Maximilian Muenke (USA)
NS-009 The Importance of Assessing for Papilledema in Children with Raised Intracranial Pressure.  (Case Study)

Michele Maree (SOUTH AFRICA)
NS-010 Managing complex hydrocephalus with the help of telemetric shunt reservoir pressure readings- Challenges and future strategies : A case study

John Preston (UNITED KINGDOM)12:20-12:28
NS-018 The Holistic Nursing care of a child with vein of galen aneursym

Francesca White (UNITED KINGDOM)
NS-019 Physical theraphy for a case of trisomy 18.

Tadashi Kosugi (JAPAN)
12:50 – 14:00 LUNCH LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 

Luncheon symposium 1

13:00 – 14:00 

Luncheon symposium 2


14:00 – 14:15 Plenary Session 3: Craniofacial | Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Toshiki Yoshimine, William Harkness, Farideh Nejat
Nursing Symposium 2
Chair: Atsuko Harada, Cathy Cartwright, Lydia Ssenyonga
The genetics of epilepsy: a practical guide for the neurosurgeon,
James Rutka (CANADA)
NS-011 Improved skin care procedure during distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis
Ayana Uegaki
14:15 – 15:20 Platform Presentations 3: Craniofacial | Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Isao Date, William Harkness, Farideh Nejat
NS-011 Distraction for distraction
Yuko Hirano (JAPAN)
PF-015 Epilepsy Surgery in Pediatric Intractable Epilepsy with Destructive Encephalopathy.
Dong Seok Kim (KOREA)
PF-016 Callosotomy for drop events and Peri-Insular Hemispherotomy following neonatal strokes are highly effective single stage operations in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery.
Jeffrey P. Blount (USA)
NS-012 Seeing double: craniopagus conjoined twins
Bindu Peter (USA)
PF-017 Epilepsy associated glioneuronal tumours in children: is it time for a more aggressive management strategy?
Martin Miles Tisdall (UK)
NS-013 Knowing a thing or “TWO” about proper positioning for conjoined craniopagus twins
Cecile Edwards (USA)
PF-018 Predicting successful antiepileptic drug withdrawal in children after epilepsy surgery.
NS-014 Systematic approach to improved acute postoperative management of patients following functional hemispherectomy
Herta Yu (CANADA)

PF-019 Initial experience with endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator in pure neuroendoscopic removal of intraventricular tumors. 

Giuseppe Cinalli (ITALY)



Preoperative complete cognitive evaluation in children operated on for single suture craniosynostoses: early recognition and rehabilitation of selective impaired functions contribute to an improvement of long term neurodevelopmental outcome. 
Daniela Chieffo (ITALY)

PF-021 Intraoperative administration of ε-aminocaproic acid is associated with reduced blood loss in children undergoing craniofacial reconstructive surgery: a retrospective analysis.
Robert Keating (USA)
NS-016 A case of successful functional posterior rhizotomy with multidisciplinary collaboration
Masato Yamashita (JAPAN)
NS-017 A review of the VNS device ASPIRE SR with auto stimulation function, versus standard VNS therapy

Kate Watts and Michelle Seymour (UNITED KINGDOM)
Discussion and close
PF-022 Neuroradiological management and surgical decision making for separation of craniopagus twins.
James Tait Goodrich (USA)
15:20 – 16:00 Break | Poster Session I
16:00 – 16:30 Special Symposium 1: Epilepsy & Functional: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Chair: Nobuhito Morota, Paul Steinbok, Seung-Ki Kim
Platform Presentations 4: Craniofacial
Chair: Susumu Ito, John Kestle, Hamilton Matushita
PF-023 Outcomes of selective dorsal rhizotomy for children with spastic cerebral palsy using multi-level laminoplasty versus single-level laminectomy.
Sui To Wong (HONG KONG)
PF-032 Decompressive cranioplasty for mild metopic suture synostosis with clinical symptoms can improve function of the frontal lobe. –A prospective dual institutional analysis including a natural history period.
Kazuaki Shimoji (JAPAN)
PF-024 Long Term Impact of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy On The Quality Of Life Of Ambulant Children With Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.
Marina Pitsika (UK)
PF-033 The surgical selection of distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis in our facility.
Hirokatsu Osawa (JAPAN)
PF-025 SDR in patients with severe spasticity with GMFCS 4-5: Results and Lessons learnt.
Liana Adani Beni (ISRAEL)
PF-034 Correction of Nasal Angulation in Children with Unilateral Coronal Synostosis.
Hamilton Matushita (BRAZIL)
PF-026 Selective dorsal rhizotomy for hereditary spastic paraparesis in children.
Julia Sharma (CANADA)
16:30 – 17:10 Platform Presentations 5: Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Tatsuya Nagashima, Paul Steinbok, Seung-Ki Kim
Flash Session 2: Craniofacial
Chair: Shigeo Kyutoku, John Kestle, Hamilton Matushita
PF-027 Effects of focal brain cooling in patients with intractable epilepsy: changes in intraoperative electrocorticogram and neurotransmitter concentrations.
Sadahiro Nomura (JAPAN)
FL-017 Craniopagus surgery as an emergency.
Farideh Nejat (IRAN)
FL-018 Frequency and age distribution of accessory cranial sutures in the parietal and occipital bones.
Takumi Yamanaka (JAPAN)
FL-019 Craniosynostosis versus Early Fontanel Closure: Can Misconceptions Influence Referral and Surgery Timing?
Gabriela Oliveira (BRAZIL)

FL-021 Is the previous concept true that intracranial pressure is low in microcephalic children? – the results of the Camino cortical intracranial pressure monitoring in 24 microcephalic children with developmental delay.
Soo Han Yoon (KOREA)


PF-028 Altered regional homogeneity in epileptic patients with infantile spasm: a resting-state fMRI study.
Qian Chen (CHINA)
PF-029 The role of Intraoperative MRI in influencing the outcomes of Resective Epilepsy Surgery-An Initial experience.
Santosh Mohan Rao Kanangi (UK)
PF-030 Comparison in outcomes between corpus callosotomy and vagus nerve stimulation for medically refractory epilepsy in children.
Takamichi Yamamoto (JAPAN)
PF-031 Surgical Management of Hypothalamic Hamartomas with Epilepsy: A 5-year experience with 92 cases.
Chunde Li (CHINA)
FL-022 Does the addition of Barrel Staves improve results in Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy for Sagittal Craniosynostosis?
Suresh N. Magge (USA) FL-023 Management of sagittal craniosynostosis in Mansoura University Hospital: Assessment of two surgical techniques.
Hatem Ibrahim Badr (EGYPT)
FL-025 Risk for Chiari Malformation Type 1 in Sagittal Synostosis treated by an open technique.
Laura Valentini (ITALY)

FL-026 Outcome 25 years after surgery for scaphocephaly.
Niina Salokorpi (FINLAND)


17:10 – 18:00
Flash Session 3: Epilepsy & Functional
Chair: Shigeru Nishizawa, Martin Tisdall, Arto Imonen
FL-006 99mTc -HMPAO SPECT co-registered to MRI in children candidate for epilepsy surgery.

Morten Ziebell (DENMARK)

FL-007 Surgical Outcome and Neurocognitive Development after Surgery in Infantile Intractable Epilepsy Patients.
Ju Seong Kim (KOREA)

FL-008 Epilepsy surgery in children below five years —-An institutional experience. Milind Sankhe (INDIA)

FL-009 The features of pediatric epileptic surgery.
Haruhiko Kishima (JAPAN)

FL-011 Callosotomy in children – complications and perioperative blood loss.
Daniel T. Nilsson (SWEDEN)

FL-012 Long-term seizure remission and developmental gains after total corpus callosotomy in children with intractable epilepsy.
Masaki Iwasaki (JAPAN)

FL-013 Clinical outcome of total corpus callosotomy in a single epilepsy centre.
Hsin Hung Chen (TAIWAN)

FL-014 VNS revision surgery in children.
Erwin M. J. Cornips (THE NETHERLANDS)

FL-016 MRI Laser ablation for Cavernomas in Children: Initial experience in 6 cavernomas and technical notes.
Zulma Sarah Tovar Spinoza (USA)


17:10 – 17:30
FL-027 MCDO (Multi-directional cranial distraction osteogenesis) system for craniosynostosis.
Akira Gomi (JAPAN)
FL-028 Computer-assisted shape descriptors for skullmorphology in craniosynostosis.
Kyu Won Shim (KOREA) FL-029 Skull comparison using curvature maps: first step in the development of fully objective, automated surgical planning techniques.
Manon L Tolhuizan (THE NETHERLANDS)

FL-030 Radiation-free 3D head shape and volume evaluation after endoscopically assisted trignocephaly surgery.

FL-031 Results of craniosynostosis surgery. About 56 cases.
Oscar García Gonzàlez (MEXICO)


FL-032 Surgical Treatment of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis: The Rady Children’s Hospital Experience.
Cecilia L. Dalle Ore (USA)
FL-033 Geometric Correction of Non- Syndromic Craniosynostosis – Aesthetic outcome analysis.
Suhas Udayakumaran (INDIA) FL-034 Does early cosmetic evaluation predict the cosmetic outcome 20 years later in patients treated for craniosynostosis during early childhood.
Willy Serlo (FINLAND)

FL-035 Long-term results of frontal and bilateral cranial distraction osteogenesis for multi-suture craniosynostosis.
Susumo Ito (JAPAN)

FL-036 The long term outcome of the management of active hydrocephalus in children with complex craniosynostoses at diagnosis: is it always possible to avoid further constriction?
Gianpiero Tamburrini (ITALY)


18:00 – 18:30 Plenary Session 4: Leadership
Chair: Masao Matsutani, Graciela Zuccaro, Graham Fieggen
Leadership in Neurosurgery:
Lessons learned,
James T Rutka

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