Tuesday May 6, 2014

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08:00-10:00 SESSION 8: Craniovertebral junction diseases in childhood
Joint session with the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (INDSPN)
  Chairpersons: Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom), Suresh Shankhla (India)
Management of CVJ anomalies in children – A personal experience
Vijendra K. Jain (India)

OP39 Craniovertebral junction pathological features and their management in the mucopolysaccharidoses
Erik Pietro Sganzerla, Andrea Trezza, Alessandro Versace, Grimaldi Marco, Rossella Parini, Carlo Giorgio Giussani (Italy)

OP40 Combined videoassisted and microsurgical transoral approach to the craniovertebral junction: personal experience in childhood
Massimiliano Visocchi, Gianluca Trevisi, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco, Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)

OP41 Neurosurgery of “os odontoideum” associated with craniocervical junction instability in childhood. Comparison between sublaminar wires and lateral masses screws with titanium rods
Massimiliano Visocchi, Gianluca Trevisi, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco, Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)

 OP41b CV junction problems in Morquio’s syndrome and mucopolysacchridosis
Chidambaram Balasubramaniam (India)
09:05-09:35 INVITED LECTURE IL10
Transoral odontoidectomy – An endoscopic perspective
Chandrashekhare E. Deopujari (India)

FP56 The Chiari disease and cervical syringomyelia: can transoral decompression be the etiological therapy?
Massimiliano Visocchi, Gianluca Trevisi, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco, Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)

FP57 Hinbrain translocation in patients with hindbrain hernia - Chiari I malformation, after foramen magnum decompression
Vassilios Tsitouras, Spyros Sgouros (Greece)

FP58 Chiari 2 malformation and syringomyelia in a series of 236 patients with myelomeningocele
Giuseppe Talamonti, Giuseppe D’Aliberti, Marco Picano, Alberto Debernardi, Tiziana Redaelli, Moreno Bolzon (Italy)


FP60 Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus in patients with tethered cord syndrome
Angela Bravo, Joaquim Correia, Eulalia Calado, Jose Cabral (Portugal)

09:50-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break • ePosters Viewing
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10:30-11:30 SESSION 9: Craniovertebral junction and Chiari
  Chairpersons: Guirish Solanki (United Kingdom), Harold Rekate (USA)
10:30-10:50  INVITED LECTURE IL11
In a fix about fixation in the pediatric spine
Sandip Chatterjee (India)

OP42 Chiari I malformation: should we operate pictures or children? Proposal of a diagnostic and therapeutic flow chart based on the retrospective analysis of 450 monoinstitutional cases
Laura Grazia Valentini, V. Saletti, Luisa Chiapparini, Maria Giovanna Pecoraro, E. Beretta, Marika Furlanetto (Italy)

OP43 Headache outcomes in children undergoing foramen magnum decompression for Chiari I malformation
Saba Raza-Knight, Kshitj Mankad, Prab Prabhakar, Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom)

FP61 The association of Chiari malformation type 1 and closure of sagittal suture
Giovanna Paternoster, Eric Arnaud, Michel Zerah, P. Meyer, T. Protzenko, Stephanie Puget,  Thomas Blauwblomme, Christian Sainte-Rose, F. Brunelle, D. Renier, Federico Di Rocco (France)

FP62 Tailored foramen magnum decompression for the treatment of Chiari I malformation using intra-operative ultrasound
Benedetta Pettorini, Ganesalingam Narenthiran, William John Kitchen, Christos Chamilos, Bassel Zebian (United Kingdom)

FP63 Clinical treatment and diagnostic criteria for Chiari I and Chiari 0 malformation in pediatric patients
Miroslav Gjurasin, Josip Marjanovic, Tonci Grmoja, Goran Roic, Ljiljana Popovic, Djurdjica Moscatello (Croatia)

11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30- 12:30
11:30- 12:30 Symposium Programme
12:30-13:00 Lunch
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break • ePosters Viewing
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13:00-14:40 SESSION 10: Spine
   Chairpersons: Michel Zerah (France), José Hinojosa (Spain)
13:00-13:20 INVITED LECTURE IL12
Dysraphism beyond childhood – An experience of adult tethered cord
Deepak Gupta (India)

OP44 Congenital spinal dermal tract: magnetic resonance imaging underestimates intradural pathology
Martin Tisdall, Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom)

OP45 Feasibility, safety and prognostic value of extended intraoperative monitoring during surgery for pediatric spinal dysraphism
Georgios Naros, Marina Liebsch, Artemisia Dimostheni, Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany)

FP64 Neurological and urological outcomes of tethered cord syndrome surgery in children
Yusuf Izci, Ozkan Tehli, Serhat Pusat, Cahit Kural, Mehmet Daneyemez (Turkey)

FP65 Treatment of pediatric vertebral hemagiomas with absolute alcohol (ethanol) embolization, cord decompression and single level instrumentation: a single institute experience
Pankaj Singh, Sarat P. Chandra, Bhawani Sharma (India)

FP66 Dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in diplegic children. Minimally invasive staged-interlaminar approach, clinical monitoring and intraoperative EMG topographical mapping and electrophysiological testing
George Georgoulis, Andrei Brinzeu, Patrick Mertens, Marc Sindou (France)

FP67 Symptomatic intraspinal exostoses – Case series of five children
Philip Kunkel, Tim Hißnauer, Christian Hagemann (Germany)

FP68 Clinical classification, surgical treatment and curative effect analysis in children with tethered cord syndrome
Aijia Shang, Yuanzheng Zhang, Cheng Cheng, Dongyuan Cheng (China)

FP69 Intraoperative tomography to complex surgeries of the spine in children
Ricardo Gepp, Marco Quiroga, Henrique Sousa, Marcio Cardoso (Brazil)

FP70 When to operate a patient with tethered cord syndrome?
Angela Bravo, Joaquim Correia, Eulalia Calado, Jose Cabral (Portugal)

 FP70b Tethered cord syndrome –Surgery, pathology and outcomes
Neelam Krishnan Venkataramanaa, S.K.Shankar (India) 
13:55-14:05 Discussion

FP71 Optimized diagnosis of Tethered Spinal Cord (TSC) with MRI in prone position
Amin Hashemi, Jessica Jesser, Angelika Seitz, Andreas Unterberg, Heidi Bächli (Germany)

FP72 Spinal lipoma – To operate or just to observe?
František Horn, Jan Chochol, Dana Dubravova, Michal Petrik, Eva Valachovicova, Martin Smrek (Slovak Republic)

FP73 Myelomeningocele repair with additional layer of thoracolumbar fascia
Suhail Ahmed Aghani (Pakistan)

FP74 Preoperative urodynamic evaluation of spina bifida in neonates: a preliminary clinical study
Ibrahim Alatas, Kerem Ozel, Huseyin Canaz, Serhat Baydın, Akın Gokcedag, Bulent Ozdemir, Osman Akdemir (Turkey)

FP75 Pediatric spine injuries – A retrospective analysis of peculiarities and patterns over a decade
Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Arun Babu, B. Indira Devi, Somanna Sampath, B.A Chandramouli (India)

FP76 Complications of instrumentation in the cervical spine and craniovertebral junction in paediatric patients – An analysis of 141 cases
Sandip Chatterjee (India)

FP77 Evaluation of anorectal manometry in patients with spina bifida: a preliminary report
Ibrahim Alatas, Kerem Ozel, Huseyin Canaz, Serhat Baydın, Akın Gokcedag, Bulent Ozdemir, Osman Akdemir (Turkey)

FP78 Experience on 131 cases of pediatric tethered cord syndrome in a single institution (2006-2013)
S.Ç. Önal, Y. Akyuva, T. Ateş, G. Reşitoğlu, Ö. Tarım, A. Takmaz, C.Ö. Çakır, E. Gedik (Turkey)

14:30-14:40 Discussion
Industry Sponsored
Moderator: Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany)

Development of a 2.0 micron fiber guided laser for neuroendoscopic procedures in hydrocephalic children
Hans Christoph Ludwig (Germany)

Laser assisted neuroendoscopical procedures for multiloculated hydrocephalus, arachnoid cysts, choroid plexus coagulation and small tumor removal
Giuseppe Cinalli (Italy)

Laser assisted microsurgical lipoma resection in children with tethered cord syndrome
Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break • ePosters Viewing
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16:00-17:30 SESSION 11: New technologies in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  Chairpersons: William Harkness (United Kingdom), Gemma Garcia-Fructuoso (Spain)
OP46 Quality of life outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy – Initial experience
Ian Anderson, Dmitri Shastin, Alec Musson, Kate McCune, Michael Clarke, John Goodden (United Kingdom)

OP47 Change of cortical motor program in magnetenecephalographie (MEG) studies inlate accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer in obstetric brachial plexus lesions
Willem J.R. van Ouwerkerk, A Hillebrand, B van Dijk (The Netherlands)

OP48 Single-center surgical experience with the frameless Robotized Stereotactic Assistant (ROSA) system
Emidio Procaccini, Alessandro De Benedictis, Elisabetta Genovese, Raffaella Messina, Paolo Palma, Andrea Carai, Carlotta Ginevra Nucci, Olivier Delalande, Carlo Efisio Marras (Italy)

OP49 Management strategy in pediatric moyamoya angiopathy: the Zurich Moyamoya Center experience
Nadia Khan, Dubravka Deanovic, Martin Hoelzle, Martina Hug, Annette Hackenberg, Alfred Buck, Gerasimos Baltsavias (Switzerland)

OP50 Multiple tailor-made cerebral revascularizations in pediatric moyamoya patients performed at the Moyamoya Center University Children’s Hospital Zurich
Nadia Khan, Dubravka Deanovic, Martin Hoelzle, Martina Hug, Annette Hackenberg, Alfred Buck, Gerasimos Baltsavias

OP51 Place of virtual simulation in Neurosurgery: a comparison between Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgery
Marc Zanello, Michel Zerah, Christian Sainte-Rose, Federico Di Rocco (France)

FP79 Bone osteosynthesis in cranioplastic surgery with resorbable plates on the endocranial surface of the cranial bone
Niina Salokorpi, Tarja Iber, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, George Sándro, Willy Serlo (Finland)

FP80 New anatomical simulator for pediatric neuroendoscopic training
Giselle Coelho, Samuel Zymberg, Marcos Lyra, Benjamin Warf (Brazil, USA)

FP81 Post-marketing surveillance of CustomBone TM implanted in children under 7 years old
Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco, Angelo Nataloni, Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)

FP82 Use of “surgeon assisted” neurophysiological monitoring system for pediatric spinal neurosurgery
Benedetta Pettorini, Bassel Zebian, William John Kitchen, Christos Chamilos, Ganesalingam Narenthiran (United Kingdom)

FP83 Anatomical pediatric model for craniosynostosis surgical training
Giselle Coelho, Benjamin Warf, Marcos Lyra, Nelci Zanon (Brazil, USA)

FP84 Use of intraoperative CT scanning in brain tumor surgery: 3-year experience in a single pediatric center
Pietro Spennato, Claudio Ruggiero, Giuseppe Mirone, Ferdinando Aliberti, Valentina Cioffi, Giuseppe Cinalli (Italy)

FP85 Piezosurgery® in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco, Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)

FP86 Juvenile amyotrophy of the distal upper extremity (Hirayama disease): case series and surgical management
Laura Grazia Valentini, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Luisa Chiapparini, Donatella Milani, Cecilia Casali, Marika Furlanetto (Italy)

FP87 The use of ultra-low field iMRI in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors
Ozkan Tehli, Bülent Düz, Serdar Kaya, Süleyman Deniz, Mehmet Daneyemez, Engin Gönül (Turkey)

FP88 Intraoperative low-field MRI for pediatric brain surgery: our initial experience with the PoleStar N-30
Lara Galbarriatu, Jon Aurrecoechea, Gregorio Catalán, Edurne Ruiz de Gopegui, Guillermo Carbayo, Gaizka Bilbao, Alejandro Carrasco, Alfonso Igartua, Ianire Hernández, Jone Iglesias, Javier Altamirano, Patricia Muñoz, Iñigo Pomposo (Spain)

Cosmesis and consistency in constructive surgery
Hannes Haberl, Mascha Hochfeld (Germany)
17:25-17:30 Discussion