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Acta Neurochirurgica

The European Journal of Neurosurgery

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26.02.2020 | Original Article - Tumor - Meningioma

A clinical study of ocular motor nerve functions after petroclival meningioma resection

Petroclival meningiomas present a significant technical challenge and carry correspondingly higher risks of mortality and morbidity [ 3 , 10 , 14 ]. Although previous reports have described dramatic reductions in mortality [ 12 ], surgical …

26.02.2020 | Original Article - Functional Neurosurgery - Movement disorders Open Access

A comparison of indirect and direct targeted STN DBS in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease—surgical method and clinical outcome over 15-year timespan

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has been a surgical treatment option for advanced Parkinson disease (PD) for over two decades in situations where antiparkinsonian medication (APM) is insufficient or poorly tolerated [ …

25.02.2020 | Original Article - Neurosurgery general Open Access

Patient-reported experience measures in patients undergoing navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS): the introduction of nTMS-PREMs

Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has become in recent years a commonly used tool in the pre-operative planning for neurosurgical patients [ 8 ]. nTMS is now being widely used as an important pre-operative tool for motor and speech …

21.02.2020 | Original Article - Spine degenerative

New classification of facet joint synovial cysts

The development of facet cysts (prevalence 7.5–9.6%) [ 8 , 9 ] was first described in 1877 [ 2 ] and put into clinical context by Vosschulte and Borger in 1950 [ 26 ]. A complex degeneration process of the zygapophyseal joints (most frequently of …

21.02.2020 | Review Article - Vascular Neurosurgery - Other

Embolization of the middle meningeal artery in patients with chronic subdural hematoma—a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH) are most often treated with burr hole craniostomy. Treatment outcomes are generally good, but recurrence requiring reoperation may be as high as 30% [ 2 , 7 ]. While repeated irrigation and drainage of recurrent …

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The journal "Acta Neurochirurgica" publishes papers dealing with clinical neurosurgery - diagnosis and diagnostic techniques, operative surgery and results, postoperative treatment - or with research work in neuroscience where underlying questions or results are of neurosurgical interest. As official organ of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies the journal publishes all announcements of the E.A.N.S. and reports on the activities of its member societies.

In addition to the regular journal, "Acta Neurochirurgica" publishes 3-4 supplement volumes per year. These comprise proceedings of international meetings or other material of general neurosurgical interest.

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