September 2011: Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia

Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia

In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Mark Proctor of Harvard Medical School, Boston, speaks with Dr. Cormac Maher of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor about Dr. Maher and colleagues’ article “Chiari malformation associated with craniosynostosis” which appears in this month’s issue.


August 2011: Craniofacial Deformity

Craniofacial Deformity

In this podcast, Dr. John Jane Jr. of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, speaks with Dr. John Persing of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut about Dr. Persing and colleague’s article “Combined metopic and sagittal craniosynostosis: is it worse than sagittal synostosis alone?” which appears in this month’s issue.

July 2011: Rathke Cleft Cysts

Rathke Cleft Cysts

In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Nelson Oyesiku of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia speaks with Dr. Zada of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles about Dr. Zada’s article “Rathke cleft cysts: a review of clinical and surgical management” which appears in this month’s issue.

May 2011 Meningiomas of the Skull Base

May 2011: Meningiomas of the Skull Base

Discussion of Dr. Schulz and colleagues’ article “Treatment of unresectable skull base meningioma with somatostatin-analogues.”

JNS Podcast Archive and iTunes

This week, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons launched their public iTunes U site. This site will now be the primary portal for the Journal of Neurosurgery podcast series (currently Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics and Neurosurgical FocusJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine podcasts will debut later this month). In addition, the site features an “Areas of Concentration” category, with content for many neurosurgical subspecialties. New content will be added continuously, including video content, podcasts from the AANS and the JNS, and the migration of the AANS/SNS Neurosurgical Online Sessions.

With this launch, and the inclusion of our Podcast Archive content in the iTunes U site, the JNS Publishing Group will be removing our separate podcast feed from the iTunes Store, effective February 14, 2011. We encourage subscribers to our podcast through iTunes to transfer their subscriptions to the iTunes U channels, and to check out the other available content there:

Please note that we are not discontinuing the Podcast Archive as a separate entity. We recognize that not everyone uses iTunes, and we will maintain the same access to podcast content for those who subscribe directly to our feed. Thanks to all for your continued support of our podcast initiative.

February 2011: Hypothalamic Hamartoma

Hypothalamic Hamartoma

Topic editor Dr. Harold Rekate of the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfeld of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, about Dr. Rosenfeld’s article “The evolution of treatment for hypothalamic hamartoma: a personal odyssey” published in this month’s issue.

December 2010: Induced and Congenital Skull Deformity

Induced and Congenital Skull Deformity

In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Charles Prestigiacomo of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, speaks with Dr. William Gump of the Neurosurgical Institute of Kentucky, Louisville, about Dr. Gump’s article “Modern induced skull deformity in adults,” published in this month’s issue.

October 2010: Acromegaly


In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Edward Laws of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, speaks with Dr. M. Beatriz Lopes of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, about Dr. Lopes and colleague’s article “Growth Hormone-Secreting Adenomas: Pathology and Cell Biology”, which appears in this month’s issue.

September 2010: Cavernous Malformations, Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Options

Cavernous Malformations

In this podcast, topic editor Dr. Daniel Barrow of Emory University, Atlanta speaks with Dr. Yuan Zhu of the University of Duisburg-Essen, in Essen, Germany. They discuss Dr. Zhu and colleagues’ article “Differential angiogenesis function of CCM2 and CCM3 in cerebral cavernous malformations”.

August 2010: Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation

In this podcast, topic editor Jeff Elias of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia speaks with Dr. Marwan Hariz of  the Institute of Neurology, London, England. Dr. Hariz’s article is entitled “Deep brain stimulation between 1947 and 1987: the untold story.”

June 2010: Dynamic Stabilization

Dynamic Stabilization

Topic editor Robert Heary of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey speaks with Matthew J. Tormenti of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr Tormenti is a co-author of the article “The use of a hybrid dynamic stabilization and fusion system in the lumbar spine: preliminary experience.”

May 2010: Military Neurosurgery, Past and Present

Military Neurosurgery

Topic editor Paul Klimo (Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio) speaks with Rocco Armonda, senior Army neurosurgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Colonel Armonda is the senior author of the article “Early decompressive craniectomy for severe penetrating and closed head injury during wartime”.

April 2010: Craniopharyngioma: Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment Options


Topic editors Warren Selman (Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio) and Jeffrey Wisoff (Departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine) discuss the Craniopharyngioma Clinical Status Scale, a standardized metric of preoperative function and posttreatment outcome.

March 2010: Adult Spinal Deformity

Adult Spinal Deformity

Topic editor David O. Okonkwo of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh speaks with James S. Harrop of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr Harrop’s article is entitled “Adult scoliosis surgery outcomes: a systematic review.”

February 2010: Surgery of Gliomas in Eloquent Areas

Surgery of Gliomas in Eloquent Areas

Topic editor Hugues Duffau speaks with author Geert-Jan Rutten of St. Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg, The Netherlands on “The role of functional magnetic resonance imaging in brain surgery.” Dr. Duffau is affiliated with The Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac and the Institute of Neuroscience of Montpellier, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Unité 583, Plasticity of Central Nervous System, Human Stem Cells and Glial Tumors, Hôpital Saint Eloi, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Montpellier, France.

January 2010: Neurogenomics and Neuroproteomics

Neurogenomics and Neuroproteomics

Topic editor and contributor Dr. James T. Rutka speaks with co-author Dr. Michael D. Taylor on issues relating to their article entitled “Genomics of medulloblastoma: from Giemsa-banding to next-generation sequencing in 20 years.” Both authors are affiliated with the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre in Toronto and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Taylor is also affiliated with the Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

December 2009: Radiosurgery


Topic editor Nader Pouratian of the Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California–Los Angeles, speaks with Drs. Alberto Franzin and Carlo Serra of the Department of Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery, Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. Their article is entitled “Evaluation of hearing function after Gamma Knife surgery of vestibular schwannomas.”

November 2009: Venous Brain Circulation Disorders

Venous Brain Circulation Disorders

The Journal of Neurosurgery‘s Jo Ann Eliason speaks with Dr. Maryam Rahman of the University of Florida in Gainesville concerning direct thrombolysis for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

October 2009: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Topic editor Michael Fehlings (Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery and Spinal Program, University of Toronto) speaks with Lorenzo Bello of the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan on “Intraoperative mapping and monitoring of brain functions for the resection of low-grade gliomas: technical considerations.”

September 2009: History of Neurosurgical Technology

History of Neurosurgical Technology

Topic editor Charles Prestigiacomo (Department of Neurological Surgery and Radiology, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey) speaks with Maryam Rahman of the University of Florida on “Stereotactic Radiosurgery and LINAC: Accelerating Electrons in Neurosurgery.”

August 2009: Surgery of Limbic and Paralimbic Gliomas

Surgery of Limbic and Paralimbic Gliomas

Topic editor Dr. Bernhard Meyer (Department of Neurosurgery, Technical University of Munich) speaks with Dr. Hugues Duffau of the Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac. Dr. Duffau’s article is entitled “Functional outcome after language mapping for insular World Health Organization Grade II gliomas in the dominant hemisphere: experience with 24 patients.”

July 2009: Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces

Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces

Topic editor Dr. Parag Patil (Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan) speaks with Dr. Eric Leuthardt (Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University) on issues related to his article “Evolution of brain-computer interfaces: going beyond classic motor physiology.”

June 2009: Decompressive Craniectomy

Decompressive Craniectomy

Dr. Shirley Stiver from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco discusses the role of decompressive craniectomy in patients with traumatic brain injuries, the pathophysiological changes associated with the procedure, complications and techniques for their avoidance, paradoxical herniation syndrome, and syndrome of the trephined.

May 2009: Vascular Neurosurgery

Vascular Neurosurgery

Authors Achal S. Achrol and Raphel Guzman from the Stanford Stroke Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine discuss the pathogenesis and radiobiology of brain arteriovenous malformations. Etiology, treatment, and future directions for research are discussed.