Brandon A McCutcheon

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Conflicting reports and surgeon opinions have contributed to a long-standing debate regarding the merits of the intact canal wall versus canal wall down approach to cholesteatoma. The objective of this analysis was to identify and synthesize available data concerning rates of recidivism after the two primary types of cholesteatoma surgery. PubMed, Cochrane(More)
OBJECT Using a database that enabled longitudinal follow-up, the authors assessed the long-term outcomes of unruptured cerebral aneurysms repaired by clipping or coiling. METHODS An observational analysis of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) database, which follows patients longitudinally in time and through(More)
The aim of our study was to determine independent predictors of discharge disposition to rehabilitation or skilled care (SC) facilities and investigate whether discharge location is associated with unplanned readmission and/or reoperation rates. All elective spinal surgery patients in a national surgical registry were analyzed using between 2011 and 2012.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study moves beyond previous cohort studies and benchmark data by studying a population of elective spine surgery from a multicenter registry in an effort to validate, disprove, and/or identify novel risk factors for dural tears. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis queried a multicenter registry for patients with degenerative spinal(More)
OBJECTIVE The mechanism by which greater institutional case volume translates into improved outcomes after surgical clipping of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is not well established. The authors thus aimed to assess the effect of case volume on the rate of various types of complications after clipping of UIAs. METHODS Using information on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have demonstrated that increasing age is associated with decreased rates of operative management and gross total resection in patients with vestibular schwannomas. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data registry was used for this retrospective cohort analysis. Patients(More)
INTRODUCTION A1 segment hypoplasia is frequently observed in patients with anterior communicating artery (Acom) aneurysms. The effect of this anatomic variant on Acom on aneurysm morphology is not well understood. METHODS Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images were reviewed for 148 patients presenting to our institution with aneurysmal subarachnoid(More)
BACKGROUND Autograft harvesting for spine arthrodesis has been associated with longer operative times and increased blood loss. Allograft compared to autograft in spinal fusions has not been studied in a multicenter cohort. METHODS Patients enrolled in the ACS-NSQIP registry between 2012 and 2013 who underwent cervical or lumbar spinal fusion with either(More)
We compared open stabilization of vertebral fractures to percutaneous spinal fixation techniques in patients with a diagnosis of either ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A retrospective review of patients known to have AS or DISH treated for spinal column fracture at a single institution between 1995 and 2011(More)
OBJECTIVE Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a common procedure used to treat various lumbar degenerative pathologies. The purpose of this study is to describe 30-day postoperative outcomes following ALIF on a national scale. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) was searched for ALIF(More)