Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery


  • Research article - Medical Published: Dec 22, 2014

    Role of Modality and Resident Level in Pedicle Screw Accuracy and Neurosurgical Education

    Evolving pressure on surgical education necessitates safe and efficient learning of techniques. We evaluated the effect of training year using anatomic, percutaneous fluoroscopy guided and computer navigated techniques on the accuracy of pedicle screw placement to attempt to determine if different modalities may be better suited for different levels of…

    -Gary Rajah, Elizabeth Klein, Omar Sadiq, Jung-Min Kim, Hazem Eltahawy and Nicholas Szerlip

  • Case report - Medical Published: Aug 05, 2014

    Pituitary Tumor Apoplexy Resulting In Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion and Stroke With Recanalization After Tumor Resection: Case Report, Review of The Literature, and Treatment Rationale

    Pituitary tumor apoplexy, a potential endocrinological and neurosurgical emergency, results from infarction or spontaneous hemorrhage of a pituitary adenoma. It is characterized by the sudden onset of headache, visual loss, ophthalmoplegia, and possible loss of consciousness. Due to the pituitary’s anatomical location in the sella turica and proximity to the…

    -Karam Asmaro and Mark J Hornyak

  • Case report - Medical Published: Aug 26, 2014

    Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Surgical Hardware Malpositioning

    Spinal cord compression due to external fixation abnormalities is a rare but important potential adverse event in patients who have had previous fusion surgeries. Major spinal surgery is associated with a high incidence of intra- and postoperative complications. Although instrumentation failure is reportedly lower, the potential for permanent and/or long…

    -Ping Li, Osman Farooq

  • Research article - Medical Published: May 30, 2014

    Headache Diagnosis in Primary Care

    Headache is common and 4% of adults consult their family practitioner (FP) for headache each year, with 97% managed entirely in primary care. Doctors frequently express lack of confidence in diagnosing neurological conditions, which may partially be due to lack of appropriate clinical teaching. We described the characteristics of patients…

    -Leone Ridsdale, Andrew Dowson, Lucy V Clark, Laura H Goldstein, Barry Marsh, Myfanwy Morgan, Paul Mc

  • Research article - Medical Published: May 14, 2014

    Headache: The Patient’s View

    Headache is the commonest reason for neurology referrals, and the commonest neurological reason for patients attending Emergency Departments (EDs). An ethical approach to health care requires that patients be provided with informed choice about management. However researchers have not addressed patients’ concerns and choices in managing headache. This study aims…

    -Leone Ridsdale, Adam J. Noble, Farah Nadeem, Myfanwy Morgan