September 2016
Volume 59, Number 5
Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm involving the vertebral artery (VA) can be technically challenging. Transposition of the VA using a bioglue-coated Teflon sling in these difficult situation is an effective surgical techniques. A figures of cover story, clockwise from top-left, shows intraoperative microscopic view. The loop of the VA and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) are seen compressing the root exit zone (REZ) of the facial nerve. The VA was adequately lifted using the sling, which was fixed to the 5-0 black silk sutures on the petrosal dura. PICA was fully identified on the REZ only after transposition of the VA. An indentation was seen on the REZ after the decompression (arrowhead).
The Mechanical Effect of Rod Contouring on Rod-Screw System Strength in Spine Fixation
Nihat Acar, MD1;Ahmet Karakasli2;Ahmet A. Karaarslan3;Mehmet Hilal Ozcanhan, PhD4;Fatih Ertem, MS5; and Mehmet Erduran, MD2;
<Laboratory Investigation, 425-9>
Chronic Paraspinal Muscle Injury Model in Rat
Tack Geun Cho, MD, PhD1;Seung Won Park, MD, PhD2; and Young Baeg Kim, MD, PhD2;
<Laboratory Investigation, 430-6>
Neural Growth Factor Stimulates Proliferation of Spinal Cord Derived-Neural Precursor/Stem Cells
Youngmin Han, MD; and Kyoung-Tae Kim, MD
<Laboratory Investigation, 437-41>
Systemic Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Patients with Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Treated by Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Sang-Jin Park, MD; and Seong-Hyun Park, MD, PhD
<Laboratory Investigation, 442-8>
Comparison of Endovascular Treatments of Ruptured Dissecting Aneurysms of the Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery with a Review of the Literature
Hyoung Soo Byoun, MD1;Hyeong Joong Yi, MD, PhD2;Kyu Sun Choi, MD2;Hyoung Joon Chun, MD, PhD2;Yong Ko, MD, PhD2; and Koang Hum Bak, MD, PhD2;
<Clinical Article, 449-57>
Predicting Factors of Chronic Subdural Hematoma Following Surgical Clipping in Unruptured and Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm
Min-Yong Kwon, MD;Chang-Hyun Kim, MD; and Chang-Young Lee, MD
<Clinical Article, 458-65>
Craniopharyngiomas : Radiological Differentiation of Two Types
In Ho Lee, MD1,2;Elcin Zan, MD1;W. Robert Bell, MD3;Peter C. Burger, MD3;Heejong Sung, PhD4; and David M. Yousem, MD, MBA1;
<Clinical Article, 466-70>
Compression Angle of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Its Clinical Significance in Cervical Myelopathy
Nam Lee, MD1;Do Heum Yoon, MD, PhD1;Keung Nyun Kim, MD, PhD1;Hyun Chul Shin, MD, PhD2;Dong Ah Shin, MD, PhD1: and Yoon Ha, MD, PhD1;
<Clinical Article, 471-7>
Surgery versus Nerve Blocks for Lumbar Disc Herniation : Quantitative Analysis of Radiological Factors as a Predictor for Successful Outcomes
Joohyun Kim, MD;Junseok W. Hur, MD, PhD;Jang-Bo Lee, MD, PhD; and Jung Yul Park, MD, PhD
<Clinical Article, 478-84>
Analysis of Mortality and Epidemiology in 2617 Cases of Traumatic Brain Injury : Korean Neuro-Trauma Data Bank System 2010-2014
Seung Yoon Song, MD1;Sang Koo Lee, MD, PhD2,3;Ki Seong Eom, MD, PhD1,3; and KNTDB Investigators3;
<Clinical Article, 485-91>
Which One Is Better to Reduce the Infection Rate, Early or Late Cranioplasty?
Jae-Sang Oh, MD;Kyeong-Seok Lee, MD, PhD;Jai-Joon Shim, MD, PhD;Seok-Mann Yoon, MD, PhD;Jae-Won Doh, MD, PhD; and Hack-Gun Bae, MD, PhD
<Clinical Article, 492-7>
Impact of Time Interval between Trauma Onset and Burr Hole Surgery on Recurrence of Late Subacute or Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Dae-in Kim, MD;Jae-hoon Kim, MD;Hee-in Kang, MD;Byung-gwan Moon, MD;Joo-seung Kim, MD; and Deok-ryeong Kim, MD
<Clinical Article, 498-504>
Bioglue-Coated Teflon Sling Technique in Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm Involving the Vertebral Artery
Seong Ho Lee, MD1;Jae Sung Park, MD2; and Young Hwan Ahn, MD, PhD1,3;
<Clinical Article, 505-11>
Surgical Outcome of Adult Idiopathic Chiari Malformation Type 1
Woon Tak Yuh, MD1;Chi Heon Kim, MD, PhD1,2,3,4;Chun Kee Chung, MD, PhD1,2,3,4,5;Hyun-Jib Kim, MD, PhD2,6;Tae-Ahn Jahng, MD, PhD2,6; and Sung Bae Park, MD2,7;
<Clinical Article, 512-7>
Treatment of the Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis with the Mechanical Thrombectomy Using Stent-Retriever Device
Hoon Kim, MD;Seong Rim Kim, MD;Ik Seong Park, MD; and Young Woo Kim, MD, PhD
<Case Report, 518-20>
Inadvertent Complication of a Pipeline Embolization Device for Treatment with Vertebral Artery Dissecting Aneurysm : Distal Tip Fracture of Delivery Wire
Jung Soo Park, MD1;Hyo Sung Kwak, MD2; and Jong Myong Lee, MD1;
<Case Report, 521-4>
Penetration and Splitting of Optic Nerve by Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma
Seong-Cheol Park, MD, MS1; and Sang Hyung Lee, MD, PhD1,2;
<Case Report, 525-8>
Treatment for Acute Stage Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II with Polydeoxyribonucleotide Injection
Kun Soo Jang, MD; and Hyeun Sung Kim, MD, PhD
<Case Report, 529-32>
Massive Calcified Cerebellar Pilocytic Astrocytoma with Rapid Recurrence : A Rare Case
Fatih Aydemir, MD1;Ozgur Kardes, MD1;Fazilet Kayaselçuk, MD2; and Kadir Tufan, MD1;
<Case Report, 533-6>