Newswise — Charlottesville, VA (July 1, 2021). The July 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video (Vol. 5, Issue 1 []) features 14 video articles on neurosurgical management of pineal region tumors. 

Topic editors:            Frederick A. Boop, Jeffrey N. Bruce,  Uğur Türe, and David J. Daniels

In their introduction, the topic editors state:

“In this Neurosurgical Focus: Video issue, master neurosurgeons from around the world have contributed microsurgical videos of current surgical approaches to pineal pathologies that we hope you will find informative. May your patients be better because of them!”

The following articles can be found in the July issue:

  • “Introduction. Pineal region tumors” by Frederick A. Boop et al.
  • “Posterior interhemispheric occipital transtentorial approach for resection of a falcotentorial meningioma” by Visish M. Srinivasan et al.
  • “Right occipital transtentorial approach for a pineal malignant germ cell tumor” by Brian J. A. Gill et al.
  • “Occipital interhemispheric transtentorial approach to a pineoblastoma in a 4-year-old child” by Alessia Imperato et al.
  • “Interhemispheric transcallosal transchoroidal approach to a pineal teratoma in a 15-year-old boy” by Giuseppe Cinalli et al.
  • “Occipital posterior interhemispheric supratentorial approach for resection of midbrain cavernous malformation” by Turki Elarjani et al.
  • “Microscopic resection of a giant epidermoid tumor of the pineal region via supracerebellar infra and transtentorial approach with endoscope assistance” by Marco Antônio Zanini et al.
  • “Meningioma of posterolateral tentorial incisura: a case demonstration of paramedian supracerebellar transtentorial approach” by Abdullah Keles et al.
  • “Combined microsurgical-endoscopic paramedian supracerebellar-infratentorial approach for resection of a pineal low-grade glioma” by Juan M. Revuelta Barbero et al.
  • “Endoscopic supracerebellar infratentorial approach to pineal region epidermoid tumorby John Muse et al.
  • “Interhemispheric transcallosal intervenous approach to a pineal region tumor” by Daniel A. Donoho and Guillermo Aldave
  • “Retractorless interforniceal approach for microsurgical resection of a papillary tumor of the pineal region: operative video and technical nuances” by James K. Liu and Neil Majmundar
  • “Resection of a recurrent pineal region teratoma via a posterior interhemispheric transcallosal approach” by David S. Hersh et al.
  • “Resection of a pineal region papillary tumor using robotic exoscope: improved visualization and ergonomics for deep seeded tumor” by Wei X. Huff et al.
  • “Anterior endoscopic transcortical approach to a pineal region cavernous hemangiomaby Jiuhong Li et al.

Please join us in viewing these fascinating video articles.




For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Jo Ann M. Eliason, Communications Manager, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, One Morton Drive, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903; Email: [email protected]  Phone 434-982-1209.

Neurosurgical Focus: Video, an open-access, quarterly, peer-reviewed video journal, covers different neurosurgical techniques in depth each month. Each video article is composed of an operative video as well as a written narrative of the video with references. Complete video articles are freely accessible at Each issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video constitutes a state-of-the-art video chapter in the field of neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus: Video is one of six journals published by the JNS Publishing Group, the scholarly journal division of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Other peer-reviewed journals published by the JNS Publishing Group include Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons, and Neurosurgical Focus. All six journals can be accessed at

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. For more information, visit


Journal Link: Neurosurgical Focus: Video, July 2021