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Microsurgical resection of giant T11/T12 conus cauda equine schwannoma.

Alisa Arnautovic, Mirza Pojskic, Kenan Arnautovic,

In this video, we highlight the anatomy involved with microsurgical resection of a giant T11/T12 conus cauda equina schwannoma. Spinal schwannoma remains the third most common intradural spinal tumor. Tumors undergoing gross total resection usually do not recur. To our knowledge, this is the first video case report of giant ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Morphometric Comparison of the Pterional Trans-Sylvian and the Pretemporal Trans-Clinoidal Approaches to the Posterior Communicating Artery.

Jaafar Basma, Kenneth A Moore, Khaled Krisht, Tarek Abuelem, Kenan Arnautovic, L Madison Michael, Emad Aboud, Ali F Krisht,

BACKGROUND:Posterior communicating (Pcom) aneurysms in the modern era have tended toward increased complexity and technical difficulties. The pretemporal approach is a valuable extension to the pterional approach for basilar apex aneurysms, but its advantages for Pcom aneurysms have not been previously elucidated. OBJECTIVE:To quantify characteristics of the pretemporal approach to ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2020, :]

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Microsurgical Resection of a C1-C2 Dumbbell and Ventral Cervical Schwannoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Vincent N Nguyen, Nickalus R Khan, Kenan I Arnautović,

Dumbbell schwannoma of the cervical spine is a known entity,1-5 and should be radically resected with the preservation or improvement of neurological function. However, to our knowledge, an operative video of a C1-C2 cervical dumbbell schwannoma with ventral extension and dorsal spinal cord compression has not been reported previously. This ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2020, 19(4):E407-E408]

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Surgical anatomy of microsurgical 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion C4-C7.

Domagoj Gajski, Alicia R Dennis, Kenan I Arnautovic,

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most common spinal procedures, frequently used for the treatment of cervical spine degenerative diseases. It was first described in 1958. Interestingly, to our knowledge, 3-level ACDF has not been previously published as a peer-reviewed video case with a detailed description ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Surgical management and outcome of adult posterior cranial fossa and spinal hemangioblastoma: a 6-case series and literature review.

Bruno Splavski, Blazej Zbytek, Kenan I Arnautovic,

OBJECTIVE:Hemangioblastomas of the posterior cranial fossa and spinal cord in adults are excessively vascularized, well-differentiated, and scarce tumors with no metastatic potential. This paper discusses its surgical management and outcome, pointing out their morphological, radiological, and histopathological aspects. This report based on a personal series of six patients and on ... Read more >>

Neurol. Res. (Neurological research)
[2020, :1-8]

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Microscopic and Endoscopic Skull Base Approaches Hands-On Cadaver Course at 30: Historical Vignette.

Mirza Pojskić, Orhan Čustović, Karen Hutsel Erwin, Ian F Dunn, Mark Eisenberg, Andrew J Gienapp, Kenan I Arnautović,

Laboratory-based cadaveric training is essential for the development and refinement of neurosurgical technical skills in the operating room and has become an integral training component around the world. Postresidency fellowship-the first pillar of skull base surgery training-includes both hands-on clinical care and surgery supervised by an experienced skull base surgeon. ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, 142:434-440]

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Letter: Neurosurgery in the Besieged City of Homs During the Syrian War.

Jalal Najjar, Bruno Splavski, Kresimir Rotim, Kenan I Arnautovic,

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2020, 86(6):E575-E578]

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Microsurgical Resection of Lung Carcinoma Spinal Cord Metastasis: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I Arnautović,

This video demonstrates microsurgical resection of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma. Lung cancer is the predominant cause of rare metastatic intramedullary involvement of the spinal cord.1-4 Because of severe disabilities, these tumors should be considered for treatment with the goal of complete removal to preserve neurological functioning.5-9  Surgical ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2020, 18(4):E115-E116]

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Microsurgical Resection of the IV Ventricle Subependymoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskić, Vincent N Nguyen, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautović,

In this video, we demonstrate microsurgical resection of IV ventricle subependymoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first video case report of a microsurgical resection of subependymoma of the IV ventricle in the peer-reviewed English literature. Subependymomas are benign central nervous system tumors, typically arising in ventricular spaces, ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2020, 19(1):E66-E67]

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The Evolutionary Development of the Brain As It Pertains to Neurosurgery.

Jaafar Basma, Natalie Guley, L Madison Michael Ii, Kenan Arnautovic, Frederick Boop, Jeff Sorenson,

Background Neuroanatomists have long been fascinated by the complex topographic organization of the cerebrum. We examined historical and modern phylogenetic theories pertaining to microneurosurgical anatomy and intrinsic brain tumor development. Methods Literature and history related to the study of anatomy, evolution, and tumor predilection of the limbic and paralimbic regions ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(1):e6748]

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Ambroise Paré: His Contribution to the Future Advancement of Neurosurgery and the Hardships of His Times Affecting His Life and Brilliant Career.

Bruno Splavski, Krešimir Rotim, Frederick A Boop, Andrew J Gienapp, Kenan I Arnautović,

Ambroise Paré was celebrated surgeon of the 16th century whose practical accomplishments, books, and ideas transformed surgery and was a precursor for the later development of neurosurgery. He developed many surgical innovations related to wound management, arterial ligation for the prevention of hemorrhage during limb amputations, and the treatment of ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, 134:233-239]

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Microsurgical Resection of Low-Grade Spinal Cord Astrocytoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I Arnautović,

This video demonstrates microsurgical resection of low-grade (Grade I) thoracic spinal cord astrocytoma. Astrocytomas are the most common pediatric intramedullary tumors and occur secondary to ependymomas in adults.1,2 The treatment goal should be radical gross total resection while preserving neurological function with intraoperative neuromonitoring.2-4 To our knowledge, this is the ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2019, 17(3):E107-E108]

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Current Management of Mirror Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms in Association with Multiple Aneurysms: Case Report with Literature Review.

Adi Ahmetspahić, Eldin Burazerović, Ibrahim Omerhodžić, Muhammed Abdullah Gülmez, Haso Sefo, Yasuhiro Yamada, Kenan Arnautović, Yoko Kato,

BACKGROUND:Mirror aneurysms represent 2 adjacent arterial protrusions. Although the size is considered a major risk factor in terms of rupture, sometimes it is the smaller aneurysm that ruptures. Here, we present the contemporary management of mirror distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) aneurysms associated with multiple aneurysms. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2019, 130:324-334]

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Microsurgical Resection of Brain Stem Ependymoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskić, Vincent Nguyen, Goran Lakičević, Kenan I Arnautović,

The brainstem is a less-common location for ependymomas than the spinal cord where they are the most common adult intramedullary tumor.1-18 In this first video case report in the peer-reviewed literature, we demonstrate microsurgical resection of a medulla oblongata ependymoma.  There are several case reports of medulla oblongata ependymomas1,3,5,6,13 and ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2020, 18(6):E240-E241]

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Andreas Vesalius, the Predecessor of Neurosurgery: How his Progressive Scientific Achievements Affected his Professional Life and Destiny.

Bruno Splavski, Krešimir Rotim, Goran Lakičević, Andrew J Gienapp, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautović,

Andreas Vesalius, the father of modern anatomy and a predecessor of neuroscience, was a distinguished medical scholar and Renaissance figure of the 16th Century Scientific Revolution. He challenged traditional anatomy by applying empirical methods of cadaveric dissection to the study of the human body. His revolutionary book, De Humani Corporis ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2019, 129:202-209]

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Sepsis Caused by Bacterial Colonization of Migrated Distal Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheter into the Pulmonary Artery: A First Case Report and Literature Review.

Edin Hajdarpašić, Almir Džurlić, Nevena Mahmutbegović, Salko Zahirović, Adi Ahmetspahić, Kenan Arnautović, Ibrahim Omerhodžić,

BACKGROUND:Migration of distal ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt catheter into another body part has been described as a potentially serious surgical complication. We present the first case of sepsis caused by transcardial and pulmonary migration of a distal catheter into the heart and pulmonary artery, which was subsequently colonized by Klebsiella pneumoniae. ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2019, 126:172-180]

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SPINAL DUMBBELL EPIDURAL HEMANGIOMA: TWO STAGE/SAME SITTING/SAME POSITION POSTERIOR MICROSURGICAL AND TRANSTHORACIC ENDOSCOPIC RESECTION - CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.

Mirza Pojskić, Blazej Zbytek, Christopher J Mutrie, Kenan I Arnautović,

- Spinal dumbbell tumors are defined by a narrowing at the point where they penetrate the intervertebral foramina or dura mater, assuming an hourglass or dumbbell shape. Dumbbell-shaped spinal hemangiomas are extremely rare. We describe a dumbbell spinal tumor (epidural cavernous hemangioma) resected by a 2-stage single-sitting combined approach. We ... Read more >>

Acta Clin Croat (Acta clinica Croatica)
[2018, 57(4):797-808]

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Microsurgical Resection of the Epidermoid Tumor in the Cerebellopontine Angle.

Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I Arnautović,

In this video, we demonstrate epidermoid tumor microsurgical resection of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) performed by the senior author (K.I.A.). Epidermoid tumors arise from ectoderm trapped within/displaced into the central nervous system. They show predilection for CPA Angle (up to 40%), 4th ventricle, suprasellar region, and spinal cord. 1 They ... Read more >>

(Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base)
[2019, 80(Suppl 3):S327-S328]

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Microsurgical Resection of Spinal Cord Hemangioblastoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskic, Kenan I Arnautovic,

This video demonstrates microsurgical resection of spinal cord hemangioblastoma. Hemangioblastomas are rare, benign, highly vascularized tumors classified as grade I according to World Health Organization classification systems. About 3% of all intramedullary tumors are hemangioblastomas.1,2 Spinal cord hemangioblastomas are either sporadic3,4 or manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease in 20% ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2018, 15(6):E88-E89]

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Microsurgical Decompression of Trigeminal Neuralgia Caused by Simultaneous Double Arterial (SCA and AICA) and Petrosal Vein Complex Compression.

Domagoj Gajski, Alicia R Dennis, Kenan I Arnautović,

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain disorder affecting the face. In approximately 80% of cases, it is most commonly caused, when the root entry zone (REZ) of the trigeminal nerve is compressed by the superior cerebellar artery (SCA). The etiology of the remaining 20% of cases is distributed among venous, ... Read more >>

(Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base)
[2018, 79(Suppl 5):S428-S430]

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Microsurgical Resection of Medulla Oblongata Hemangioblastoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mirza Pojskic, Kenan I Arnautovic,

This video demonstrates the microsurgical resection of brainstem hemangioblastoma. The patient is a 32-yr-old woman with Von Hippel Lindau syndrome who presented with quadriparesis and inability to swallow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the neuroaxis revealed a brainstem cystic lesion with contrast-enhancing tumor nodule right along the posterior aspect of ... Read more >>

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) (Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.))
[2018, 15(5):E64-E65]

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PRIMARY EPITHELIOID HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOMA IN THE CEREBELLUM: CASE REPORT WITH REFERENCE TO DRASTIC CHANGE IN THE WHO CLASSIFICATION.

Ibrahim Omerhodžić, Nurija Bilalović, Bekir Rovčanin, Bilal Imširović, Enra Suljić, Ante Rotim, Kenan Arnautović,

- Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular brain tumor. It develops from endothelial cells, usually in the liver, lung, bone and soft tissue. Primary localization of this tumor in the intracranial space is very uncommon; only 47 cases have been described in the literature. This tumor was initially classified as ... Read more >>

Acta Clin Croat (Acta clinica Croatica)
[2018, 57(3):570-576]

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Retrospective single-surgeon study of 1123 consecutive cases of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a comparison of clinical outcome parameters, complication rates, and costs between outpatient and inpatient surgery groups, with a literature review.

Jack Mullins, Mirza Pojskić, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautović,

OBJECTIVE Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is becoming more common and has been reported to offer advantages over inpatient procedures, including reducing nosocomial infections and costs, as well as improving patient satisfaction. The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate and compare outcome parameters, complication rates, and ... Read more >>

J Neurosurg Spine (Journal of neurosurgery. Spine)
[2018, 28(6):630-641]

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Anterior Clinoid Metastasis Removed Extradurally: First Case Report.

Mirza Pojskić, Blazej Zbytek, Kenan I Arnautović,

Background  We report a case of isolated metastasis on the anterior clinoid process (ACP) mimicking meningioma. Clinical Presentation  A 58-year-old male presented with headaches, right-sided visual disturbances, and blurred and double vision. The cause of double vision was partial weakness of the right III nerve, resulting from compression of the ... Read more >>

(Journal of neurological surgery reports)
[2018, 79(2):e55-e62]

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Microsurgical Resection of Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma through Left Cranio-orbital Approach.

Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I Arnautović,

In this video clip, the authors present the resection of a tuberculum sellae meningioma with compression of the left optic nerve and a chiasm ( Fig. 1 ) through a standard cranial orbital (CO) skull base approach. 1 2 3 The key step in the tumor resection was microsurgical dissection ... Read more >>

(Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base)
[2018, 79(2):S223-S224]

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