The 2020 April Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video Features Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

Newswise — Charlottesville, VA (April 1, 2020). The April issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video (Vol. 2, Issue 2 []) features 18 video articles and two editorials on endoscopic skull base surgery.

In their introduction to this issue, topic editors Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, James J. Evans, Paul A. Gardner, Carl H. Snyderman, and Pablo F. Recinos state, “Video submissions from 13 skull base groups and 3 different continents have been selected based on their technical mastery, case complexity, or management of vascular complications. This collection represents the state of the art for the field of endonasal endoscopic surgery as we start a new decade that promises further advancements and innovations.”

The April issue boasts the following video articles and editorials:

  • “Introduction: Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery — state of the art” by Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda et al. (text only)
  • “Hemorrhagic direct traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula during endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: intraoperative management and endovascular treatment” by Giulia Cossu et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal transcavernous approach for invasive corticotroph pituitary adenoma” by Ming-Ying Lan and Wei-Hsin Wang
  • “Endoscopic endonasal resection of a large tuberculum sella meningioma” by Ahmed Mohyeldin et al.
  • “Editorial: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: dreaded vascular complications during endonasal skull base surgery” by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol (text only)
  • “Management of arterial injuries in endoscopic endonasal approaches” by Michael M. McDowell et al.
  • “Application of hybrid cranioendoscopic approaches in anterior skull base surgery” by Evan Joyce et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal resection of giant pediatric craniopharyngioma: Impact on hypothalamic edema” by Mina M. Gerges et al.
  • “Combined strategy of maximal endoscopic endonasal resection and early radiation therapy for complex cystic and solid craniopharyngioma: operative video” by James K. Liu et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal surgery for giant pediatric craniopharyngioma” by Ahmed Mohyeldin et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal pituitary hemitransposition for resection of suprasellar and retrosellar dermoid cyst” by Joao Paulo Almeida et al.
  • “Endonasal interdural pituitary transposition for resection of a posterior clinoid process enchondroma in a patient with Maffucci syndrome” by Lei Zhao et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal translacerum approach for resection of petroclival chondrosarcoma” by Joao Paulo Almeida et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal resection of a clival chordoma with massive brainstem compression” by Mostafa Shahein et al.
  • “Editorial: Are we there yet? Pushing the boundaries of endonasal surgery into the brainstem” by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol (text only)
  • “Endoscopic transnasal resection of the CP angle schwannoma” by Satoshi Kiyofuji et al.
  • “Endoscopic endonasal approach for clipping of a PICA aneurysm” by Ezequiel Goldschmidt et al.
  • “Expanded endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid transmaxillary approach for a giant trigeminal schwanomma” by Rafael Martinez-Pérez et al.
  • “Combined endoscopic endonasal and sublabial transmaxillary approach for resection of giant infratemporal fossa schwannoma with intracranial extension: operative video and technical nuances” by James K. Liu et al.
  • “Resection of a juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma via a hybrid cranioendoscopic approach” by Evan Joyce et al.
  • “Transorbital approach for endoscopic repair of encephalocele” by Christina E. Sarris et al.


Join us in viewing this issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video, and keep up with the latest techniques in endoscopic skull base surgery performed by master surgeons.




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; the videos themselves can also be accessed through YouTube. 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 five 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 each month include the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus. All five 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, April 2019