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Descriptive epidemiology of pituitary tumors in the United States, 2004-2009.
OBJECT Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland. The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) contains the largest aggregation of population-basedExpand
Peritumoral brain edema in intracranial meningiomas: the emergence of vascular endothelial growth factor-directed therapy.
Meningioma is the second most common type of adult intracranial neoplasm. A substantial subset of patients present with peritumoral brain edema (PTBE), which can cause significant morbidity via massExpand
Lumbar microdiscectomy complication rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECT Lumbar microdiscectomy and its various minimally invasive surgical techniques are seeing increasing popularity, but a systematic review of their associated complications has yet to beExpand
Incidence of vestibular schwannomas in the United States
Abstract There is a paucity of population-based data evaluating the incidence of vestibular schwannomas according to age, gender, race, and ethnicity. Such data are necessary to assess the burden ofExpand
Pseudoarthrosis rates in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a commonly performed procedure for patients presenting with cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, or deformity. A systematicExpand
Incidence and risk factors associated with in-hospital venous thromboembolism after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
Our purpose was to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with in-hospital venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). The NationwideExpand
A pilot study of the utility of a laboratory-based spinal fixation training program for neurosurgical residents.
OBJECTIVE Pedicle and lateral mass screw placement is technically demanding due to complex 3D spinal anatomy that is not easily visualized. Neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery residents must beExpand
The Dorello canal: historical development, controversies in microsurgical anatomy, and clinical implications.
Interest in studying the anatomy of the abducent nerve arose from early clinical experience with abducent palsy seen in middle ear infection. Primo Dorello, an Italian anatomist working in Rome inExpand
Descriptive epidemiology of World Health Organization grades II and III intracranial meningiomas in the United States.
BACKGROUND Because World Health Organization (WHO) grades II and III meningiomas are relatively uncommon, there is limited literature on the descriptive epidemiology of these tumors, and the existingExpand
The role of laboratory dissection training in neurosurgical residency: results of a national survey.
OBJECTIVE Work hour restrictions and current quality, financial, and legal concerns have reduced resident operative volume and autonomy. Although laboratory (cadaveric or animal) dissection has aExpand