Steven L. Giannotta

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OBJECT Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) has become a well-established treatment modality in the management of selected patients with brain metastasis. The authors review the management patients with these tumors treated at a single center. METHODS Between 1994 and 2002, 458 consecutive patients with metastatic brain disease underwent GKS. There were 1305(More)
This paper introduces improved techniques for multichannel extracellular electrophysiological recordings of neurons distributed across a single layer of topographically mapped cortex. We describe the electrode array, the surgical implant techniques, and the procedures for data collection and analysis. Neural events are acquired through an array of 25 or 100(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and characterize the phenotypic and functional differences of endothelial cells derived from cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM), as compared with endothelial cells derived from a normal brain. METHODS Isolated AVM brain endothelial cells and control brain endothelial cells were evaluated immunohistochemically for expression(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare endovascular versus surface methods for the induction and reversal of hypothermia during neurosurgery in a multicenter, prospective, randomized study. METHODS Patients undergoing elective open craniotomy for repair of an unruptured cerebral aneurysm (n = 153) were randomly assigned (2:1) to undergo whole-body hypothermia to 33 degrees(More)
Thirteen patients with recurrent hemorrhages from angiographically occult vascular malformations are presented. Recurrent hemorrhages were indicated by the exacerbation of neurological deficits, the appearance of a new neurological deficit, or the onset of acute severe headache confirmed by evidence of recent hemorrhage on either computerized tomography or(More)
A group of 11 patients with a variety of lesions affecting the 3rd ventricle have been treated using a direct transcallosal interfornicial approach to the region. In 3 patients, no attendant hydrocephalus was present. In an effort to minimize potential cortical injury related to the approach, we studied the venous anatomy in the region of the coronal(More)
In a review of our series of patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), a group with atypical angiographic and histopathological characteristics was discovered. Unlike the typical AVM, these lesions contained normal cerebral tissue between the abnormal vessels. We call these lesions diffuse AVMs, and think that this AVM represents one end of the AVM(More)
Nineteen patients underwent 20 operative procedures for the treatment of recurrent or residual aneurysms. There were 13 small, three large, and four giant lesions; with one exception, all were in the anterior circulation. Five individuals presented with recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhage, six were referred for symptoms of mass effect, and nine were known to(More)
The surgical removal of petroclival meningiomas has historically been associated with a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. The 109 consecutive patients included in the present retrospective study represent a combined series of tumors operated on by the four authors during a period from 1980 to 1992. The series is composed of 40 men and 69 women(More)
The risk of focal infarction secondary to the induced reversible arrest of local arterial flow during microsurgical dissection of middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms was evaluated further to define the optimal approach to temporary arterial occlusion. To compare the effectiveness of brain-protection anesthetics, a group of patients treated with the(More)