Nicholas Robert Pelzer

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OBJECTIVE Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare but important neurosurgical emergency. Despite being a recognized clinical entity since 1934, there remains significant uncertainty in the literature regarding the urgency for surgical intervention. The past decade has seen the emergence of the much-referred-to 48-hour limit as a possible window of safety. The(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Cadaveric descriptions of the deep layer of the lumbar ligamentum flavum (LF), extending between contiguous borders of adjacent laminae and into the lateral spinal canal region are limited. PURPOSE To provide detailed descriptions of the lumbar LF. STUDY DESIGN Cadaveric dissection. METHODS The deep ligamentum flava of 14(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing focus has been placed on the use of simulation in neurosurgical and spinal surgical training worldwide, with the establishment of many surgical laboratories dedicated to such purpose. So far, the opportunities for hands-on cadaveric training in the areas of neurosurgery and spine surgery remain limited in Australia, owing to various(More)
The posterior fusiform gyrus lies in a surgically challenging region. Several approaches have been described to access this anatomical area. The paramedian supracerebellar transtentorial (SCTT) approach benefits from minimal disruption of normal neurovascular tissue. The aim of this study was to demonstrate its application to access the posterior fusiform(More)
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