Pediatric Neurosurgery Research

Related Scholarly Activity / Publications:

Blount JP, Bauer DF (2010). Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas. In J Tonn, M Westphal, and JT Rutka (Eds.), Oncology of CNS tumors (2nd ed.) (pp. 477-482). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer International.

Bauer DF, Tubbs RS, Chambers MR. Study of the effects of flexion on the position of the conus medullaris: follow-up study using MR imaging in non-human primates. Child’s Nervous System. 2009 Aug;25(8):977-9.

Bauer DF, Chambers MR, Tubbs RS. Study of the effects of flexion on the position of the conus medullaris: follow-up study using MR imaging in non-human primates. Presented at Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2009.

Hadley MN.  Clinical practice guidelines.  J Neurosurg Pediatr, 3(4):347-348, 2009.

Tubbs RS, Bauer DF, Chambers MR, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Cohen-Gadol AA. A novel method for cerebrospinal fluid diversion utilizing the sternum: a cadaveric and animal study. Presented at CNS/AANS Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2009.

Mathur A, Johnston JM, Munro R, Sagar J, Inder T, Park TS, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Limbrick DD. Neurosurgical treatment of progressive post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation in preterm infants: a 10-year single-institution study. J Neurosurg Pediatr, in press

Jalilian L, Johnston JM,  Limbrick DD, Steger-May K, Powers A, Smyth MD.  Complete Versus Anterior Two-Thirds Corpus Callosotomy in Children: Analysis of Outcome.  J Neurosurg Pediatr, in press

Murphy TM, Lusis EA, Agarwal A, Johnston JM, Corbo JA, Chicoine MR. Sarcoidosis isolated to the central nervous system mimicking multiple meningiomas and presenting as trigeminal neuralgia: case report, submitted to Neurosurgery.

Pizoli C, Johnston JM, Shimony J, Schlaggar B, Raichle M, Snyder A, Smyth MD.  BOLD resting state network correlates of restored function following anterior corpus callosotomy in a child with epileptic encephalopathy. (In preparation)

Johnston JM, Smyth MD.  Corpus Callosotomy.  Essential Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery.  Jandial, McCormick, Black (eds), 2010

Tubbs RS, Griessenauer CJ, Hankinson T, Rozzelle C, Wellons JC 3rd, Blount JP, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA.  Retroclival epidural hematomas: a clinical series.  Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug;67(2):404-7.PMID: 20644426

Bauer DF, Waters AM, Tubbs RS, Rozzelle CJ, Wellons JC 3rd, Blount JP, Oakes WJ.  Safety and utility of scheduled nonnarcotic analgesic medications in children undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor.  Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug;67(2):353-6.PMID: 20644421 [PubMed - in process]Related citations

Shoja MM, Tubbs RS, Ghabili K, Loukas M, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA.  Johan Georg Raeder (1889-1959) and paratrigeminal sympathetic paresis.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Mar;26(3):373-6. Epub 2009 Aug 25.PMID: 19705130

Tubbs RS, Liechty P, Matz P, Oakes WJ.  Conception in an infertile patient following obliteration of a huge anterior sacral meningocele: case report.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Feb;26(2):273-4. Epub 2009 Aug 20.PMID: 19693516

Tubbs RS, Maddox GE, Grabb PA, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA.  Cervical osteochondroma with postoperative recurrence: case report and review of the literature.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Jan;26(1):101-4. Epub 2009 Jul 17. Review.PMID: 19609780

Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Kulkarni AV, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Whitehead WE, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Kestle JR; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.  A multicenter retrospective comparison of conversion from temporary to permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in very low birth weight infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jul;4(1):50-5.PMID: 19569911

Tubbs RS, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol A.  William Henry Battle and Battle’s sign: mastoid ecchymosis as an indicator of basilar skull fracture.  J Neurosurg. 2010 Jan;112(1):186-8.PMID: 19392601

Tubbs RS, Bailey M, Barrow WC, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Oakes WJ.  Morphometric analysis of the craniocervical juncture in children with Chiari I malformation and concomitant syringobulbia.

Tubbs RS, Pugh J, Acakpo-Satchivi L, Wellons JC 3rd, Blount JP, Oakes WJ.  Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: a case series.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 May;25(5):599-600; discussion 601-5. Epub 2009 Jan 29.PMID: 19184047 [

Stone JJ, Gruber TJ, Rozzelle CJ.  Healthcare Savings Associated with Reduced Infection Rates Using Antimicrobial Suture Wound Closure for Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Procedures.  Pediatric Neurosurgery, 46: 19-24,   2010 Jan.

Stone JJ, Rozzelle CJ, Greenfield SP.  Intractable Voiding Dysfunction in Children with Normal Spinal Imaging: Predictors of Failed Conservative Management.  Urology, 75: 161-65, 2010 Jan.

Gruber TJ, Riemer S, Rozzelle CJ.  Pediatric neurosurgical practice patterns designed to prevent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection.  Pediatric Neurosurgery, 45: 456-60, 2009 Nov.

Fabiano AJ, Khan MF, Rozzelle CJ, Li V.  Preoperative Predictors for Improvement Following Surgical Untethering in Occult Tight Filum Terminale Syndrome.  Pediatric Neurosurgery, 45: 256-261, 2009 Jul.

Harmon DK, Shannon CN, Reed G, Tubbs RS, Rozzelle CJ, Blount JP, Oakes WJ, Wellons JC.  Lysis of Abdominal Adhesions for Distal Catheter Placement in the Difficult to Shunt Patient.  AANS/CNS Pediatric Section Meeting; Boston, MA in December 2009.

McBride SA, Boehme AK, Shannon CN, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle CJ, Blount JP, Oakes WJ, Carlo WA, Wellons JC.  Imaging Characteristics were not Predictive of Ventriculosubgaleal Shunt Conversion in VLBW Infants with Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus.  AANS/CNS Pediatric Section Meeting; Boston, MA in December 2009.

Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Kulkarni AV, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Whitehead WE, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Kestle JR; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.  A multicenter retrospective comparison of conversion from temporary to permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in very low birth weight infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Jul;4(1):50-5.PMID: 19569911

Fleming JB, Shannon CN, Hoh, B; Fargen KM, Mericle RA; Simon SD; Pride GL; Purdy PD; Welch BG; Harrigan MR.  Rebleeding Risk after Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms.  Submitted, awaiting publication

Wellons JC, Tubbs RS, Pugh JA, Bradley NJ, Law CR, Grabb PA: Medial Pectoral Nerve to Musculocutaneous Nerve Neurotization for the Treatment of Persistent Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Palsy: A Ten Year Institutional Experience. J Neurosurg Pediatr 3:348-353, 2009.

Wellons JC, Shannon CN, Kulkarni AV, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, Whitehead WE, Oakes WJ, Drake JM, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Kestle JRW for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network: A Multicenter Retrospective Comparison of Conversion from Temporary CSF Diversion to Permanent Shunting in Very Low Birth Weight Infants with Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus. Journal of Neurosurgery - Pediatrics (Pending July 2009 publication).

Reddy AT, Brown RD, Kharbanda S, Wellons JC, Blount J,  Kelly DR, Parsons KW, Sande JE: Treatment of Pediatric Pineoblastoma with Intensified Chemotherapy and Radiation. Submitted to Neuro-Oncology.

Tubbs RS, Bailey M, Barrow WC, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Oakes WJ.  Morphometric analysis of the craniocervical juncture in children with Chiari I malformation and concomitant syringobulbia.   Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jun;25(6):689-92. Epub 2009 Feb 13.PMID: 19214534

Tubbs RS, Loukas M, Shoja MM, Shokouhi G, Wellons JC, Oakes WJ, Cohen-Gadol AA.  The contralateral long thoracic nerve as a donor for upper brachial plexus neurotization procedures: cadaveric feasibility study.  J Neurosurg. 2009 Apr;110(4):749-53.PMID: 18821831 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related citations

Bauer DF, Waters AM, Tubbs RS, Rozzelle CJ, Wellons JC, Blount JP, Oakes WJ. Safety and efficacy of scheduled non-narcotic analgesic medications in children undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor. Neurosurgery, 2010 Aug;67(2):353-6.

Bauer DF, Tubbs RS, Chambers MR. Study of the effects of flexion on the position of the conus medullaris: follow-up study using MR imaging in non-human primates. Child’s Nervous System. 2009 Aug;25(8):977-9.

Blount J, Bauer DF (2010). Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas. In J Tonn, M Westphal, and JT Rutka (Eds.), Oncology of CNS tumors (2nd ed.) (pp. 477-482). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer International.