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Acta Neurochirurgica

The European Journal of Neurosurgery

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06.12.2021 | Original Article - Functional Neurosurgery - Movement disorders Open Access

Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm involving the vertebral artery

Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a rare neurovascular movement disorder characterized by unilateral, irregular, and paroxysmal facial muscle contractions [ 3 , 10 , 16 ]. The most common cause is the vascular compression of the facial nerve at its root …

06.12.2021 | Technical Note - Neurosurgical technique evaluation Open Access

The “springform” technique in cranioplasty: custom made 3D-printed templates for intraoperative modelling of polymethylmethacrylate cranial implants

Cranioplasty in patients with large skull defects, e.g. after decompressive hemicraniectomy, is regularly performed for mechanical, cosmetic and physiological reasons [ 7 , 17 , 29 ]. Main physiological reasons are to restore the intracranial …

02.12.2021 | Case Report - Infection

Uncommon presentations of a neurosurgical site infection: impaired wound healing with hypergranulation and crust formation

Hypergranulation and crust formation after cranial neurosurgery is rare. We report three patients with an uncommon form of hypergranulation with extensive crust formation after cranial neurosurgery, associated with a St. Aureus infection of the …

02.12.2021 | Original Article - Brain Tumors Open Access

Applicability of contemporary quality indicators in vestibular surgery—do they accurately measure tumor inherent postoperative complications of vestibular schwannomas?

Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are slow growing, primarily benign brain tumors that arise from Schwann cells covering the vestibular portion of the 8th cranial nerve [ 6 , 17 ].

02.12.2021 | Letter to the editor - Vascular Neurosurgery - Aneurysm

Vascular supplies to the column of the fornix other than the subcallosal artery: median artery of the corpus callosum and posterior choroidal arteries

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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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