Detailed Scientific Program



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Monday ▪ April 26, 2021

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08:00-08:40 CONGRESS OPENING & LECTURES 1: Neurotrauma/Intensive Care
Chairs: Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany) - Maria A.Poca (Spain)

Welcome message by the ESPN President, Spyros Sgouros (Greece)
IL01 Anthony Figaji (South Africa): New TBI guidelines: where is the progress?
IL02 Marek Czosnyka (United Kingdom): Measuring and monitoring: how to do and what does it change for children

08:45-10:15 SESSION 1: Neurotrauma/Intensive Care
Chairs: Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany) - Maria A. Poca (Spain)
OP31 Julian Zipfel (Germany): Impaired autoregulation following resuscitation correlates to outcome in pediatric patients
OP57 Michael Handler (USA): NSAIDs in acute head trauma
OP127 Raphael Guzman (Switzerland): Potential impacts of neuroglia on oligodendrogenesis
OP144 Luca Massimi (Italy): Lipid peroxidation, antioxidant consumption and acute brain injury in children
OP96 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Pediatric epidural haematomas - a single centre experience
OP85 Roisin Pollock (Ireland): Pediatric cranioplasty: The Irish experience
FP179 Paolo Frassanito (Italy): Age stratification in pediatric cranial repair: Time has come
FP256 Malte Ottenhausen (Germany): Cranioplasty in Infants less than one year of age – A report on current practice and relevant aspects
FP271 Thomas Beez (Germany): Introducing the ESPN Pediatric Craniectomy and Cranioplasty Registry (PedCCR)
FP194 Ignatius Ozor (Nigeria): Clinicodemographic profile of paediatric head injury in south East Nigeria - Initial results of a two-centre study
FP82 Sarah Hornshoej Pedersen (Denmark): A protocol abstrac - Long-term prognosis following paediatric traumatic brain injury - A European multicentre study
FP178 Paolo Frassanito (Italy): The legacy of vascular accesses in securing external CSF catheters
Parallel Session
SESSION 2: Chiari
Chairs: Luca Massimi (Italy) - Aurelia Peraud (Germany)
OP143 Laura Grazia Valentini (Italy): International consensus conference on Chiari malformation & syringomyelia (ICCC&S)-the conclusions of the panel
OP6 Alexandre Canheu (Brazil): The results/rationale from the Brazilian consensus for chiari i deformity
OP205 Alexandra Valetopoulou (United Kingdom): Why do some cranio-vertebral decompressions fail?
OP76 Paolo Pacca (Italy): Chiari malformation type I: A series of 151 pediatric patients treated by only bone decompression
OP216 Martina Messing-Jünger (Germany): Management of chiari malformation – individualized treatment and outcome
FP61 Matthieu Vinchon (France): Chronic tonsillar herniation: Pre and postoperative assessment using a semi-quantitative approach: a pilot study
Parallel Session
10:20-10:55 POSTER TRACK 1.1: Miscellaneous
Moderators: Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom) – Marwan Najjar (Lebanon)
PP192 Stefano Pezzato (Italy): Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring based on pressure reactivity index after severe traumatic brain injury in neonates and children: First case series in Italy
PP190 Christos Chamilos (Greece): Massive bilateral subgaleal hematoma in an adolescent after minor trauma
PP95 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Chiari malformation in children: A single center experience
PP58 Yuki Kuranari (Japan): Epi-subdural abscess induced by paranasal sinusitis in infant with post living-donor liver transplantation
PP117 Alfred Aschoff (Germany): Is “minimally invasive” a legitim scientific term or an incorrect anticipation of unproven results?
PP236 Aikaterini Apostolopoulou (United Kingdom): Bovine graft duroplasty after foramen magnum decompression associated with a thoracic epidural abscess: An unusual case report complication
Parallel Session
10:20-10:55 POSTER TRACK 1.2: SDR
Moderators: Mariam Slot (Netherlands) - Frantisek Horn (Slovakia)
PP110 Ian Coulter (Canada): The expanding role of selective dorsal rhizotomy: A review of outcomes for spasticity of genetic etiology
PP106 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Selective dorsal rhizotomy: short-term results of a newly established surgical treatment in Slovenia
PP177 Nobuhito Morota (Japan): Role of intraoperative neurophysiology during rhizotomy for spasticity: How it is utilized in rhizotomy surgery
PP141 Azamat Zhailganov (Kazakhstan): Comparing the surgical approaches and techniques in selective dorsal rhyzotomy. Single center experience
PP24 George Georgoulis (Greece): Dorsal Rhizotomy in a non-cerebral palsy Adolescent with Familiar Spastic Paraplegia type 4 (SPG4)
Parallel Session
POSTER TRACK 1.3: Hydrocephalus I
Moderator: Zofia Czosnyka (United Kingdom)
PP133 Aurelia Peraud (Germany): Surgical options and functional outcome in symptomatic temporal arachnoid cysts
PP41 Marek Mandera (Poland): Lateral fissure arachnoid cysts treated by microsurgical cystocysternostomy-results of treatment
PP235 Flavie Grenier-Chartrand (Belgium): Endoscopic treatment of skull base arachnoid cysts in children
PP115 Alfred Aschoff (Germany): Codman certas: Collaps of accuracy, loss of 8 of 18 pressure ranges, safety risks
PP116 Alfred Aschoff (Germany): The adjustable Kuffer-Strub-valve in Bern 1969
PP7 Adriano Cattani (Germany): Prospective monocentric study of ventriculoperitoneal adjustable differential pressure valve measurements in infants with hydrocephalus under 6 months old
PP196 Christos Chamilos (Greece): A single center experience of using fixed pressure gravitational shunts in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus
Parallel Session
11:00-11:55 SESSION 3: Hydrocephalus I
Chairs: Laura Grazia Valentini (Italy) - Matthieu Vinchon (France)
FP210 Roisin McNicholas (United Kingdom): Posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation in preterm infants: An international survey of management practices
FP77 Paola Ragazzi (Italy): VP-shunt failure in a cohort of 901 patients with hydrocephalus
FP268 Hazel Sanghvi (United Kingdom): Correlation between prenatal brain imaging and postnatal hydrocephalus treatment – An overview of the last decade practice in a single centre in UK
FP105 Shunsuke Ichi (Japan): Prophylactic use of adjustable gravitational valves for prevention of slit-like ventricle in neonate hydrocephalus
FP65 Zofia Czosnyka (United Kingdom): Comparison of adjustable valves-is there a model ‘optimal’ for management of pediatric hydrocephalus?
FP212 Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom): Management of acute hydrocephalus secondary to posterior fossa tumour in the paediatric population
FP199 Carmen Buchicchio (Italy): Surgical treatment of Arachnoid cyst in children: Retrospective analysis of 140 cases
FP202 Andreas Schaumann (Germany): Therapy paradigm with the programmable gravitational valves (proSA) in pediatric hydrocephalic patients
FP118 Alfred Aschoff (Germany): History of gravitational valves (42 different types)
Parallel Session
11:00-12:40 SESSION 4: SDR I
Chair: John Goodden (United Kingdom)
OP149 Nico Enslin (South Africa): History and evolution of selective dorsal rhizotomy
OP94 Ian Coulter (Canada): An illustrated review of operative techniques for selective dorsal rhizotomy
OP132 George Georgoulis (Greece): Keyhole interlaminar dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia in cerebral palsy
OP148 Nico Enslin (South Africa): Selection criteria for SDR-Cape Town experience
OP28 George Georgoulis (Greece): Muscle responses to radicular stimulation during lumbo-sacral dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia: Radicular functional anatomy and myotome innervation
OP170 Simone Wolter (Germany): Intraoperative stimulation-evoked EMG responses during selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with cerebral palsy
OP131 George Georgoulis (Greece): Dorsal rhizotomy for children with spastic diplegia of cerebral palsy origin: usefulness of intraoperative monitoring
OP157 Benedetta Pettorini (United Kingdom): Selective dorsal rhizotomy in GMFCS II and III: Results of a national multicentre study
OP139 Benedetta Pettorini (United Kingdom): Selective dorsal rhizotomy in patients with GMFCS level IV
OP173 Murat Başarır  (Turkey): Selective nervous soleus neurotomy as a treatment method in plantar flexion spasticity in cerebral pals
Parallel Session
SESSION 5: Miscellaneous
Chairs: Miroslav Gjurasin (Croatia) - Alessia Imperato (Italy)
FP53 Jerzy Luszawski (Poland): Influence of branching angle on misdirection of regenerating axons
FP51 Marek Mandera (Poland): QEVO as a new tool for endoscopic-assisted removal of intraventricular tumours in children
FP262 Andrea Carai (Italy): Virtual reality preoperative rehearsal in pediatric neurosurgical oncology: an operator-reported perceived advantage study
FP214 Emrah Egemen (Turkey): Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on urodynamic parameters and urinary tract associated symptoms of children with myelomeningocele
FP54 Gesa Cohrs (Germany): Expression profiles of cytokines and chemokines in a rat model of myelomeningocele at different prenatal time-points
FP130 Aurelia Peraud (Germany): Functional outcome after filum sectioning in occult tethered cord syndrome and fatty filum
FP171 Mariana Alamar (Spain): High reality simulation scenario for intraoperative MRI setting
FP223 Kamilah A. Dowling (USA): Cervical Cord Compression: Outcomes in the Pediatric Patient

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Parallel Session
14:15-14:50 POSTER TRACK 1.4: Hydrocephalus II
Moderator: Anton Korshunov (Russia)
PP165 Kirsten Van Baarsen (Netherlands): Low or negative pressure hydrocephalus in complex pediatric posterior fossa tumour patients
PP154 Alessandra Marini (Italy): Brain herniation into the subdural space: Rare iatrogenic complication following treatment of a giant calcified subdural hematoma (“armoured brain”)
PP121 Kyriaki Papadopoulou (Greece): Bilateral optic neuropathy and loss of vision in a 11 year old girl with a 4th ventricle choroid plexus papilloma: A case report
PP257 Julia Eva Martin Colom (Spain): Suboccipital endoscopic cystostomy and third ventriculostomy as management for hydrocephalus secondary to retrocerebellar cyst in a newborn. Case report
Parallel Session
14:15-14:50 POSTER TRACK 1.5: Vascular
Moderator: George Georgoulis (Greece)
PP93 Ivan Pašalić (Croatia): Surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations in the pediatric population
PP162 Dimitrios Panagopoulos (Greece): Spontaneous deep intracerebral hemorrhage without any profound underlying structural abnormalities. Was AVM the offending pathology?
PP97 Javier Saceda (Spain): Intracranial complex aneurysm clipping in a 8 months old boy
PP269 Elke Januschek (Germany): D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria type II associated with moyamoya syndrome in a 8 year old child – First report in the literature
Parallel Session


POSTER TRACK 1.6: Vascular/ Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderators: Claudiu Matei (Romania) - Christian Auer (Austria)
PP238 Lucia Darie (United Kingdom): Ruptured, dissecting PICA aneurysm following birth trauma due to denticulate ligament tethering of the PICA mimicking non-accidental injury in a neonate
PP229 Pedro Teles (Portugal): Burr hole revascularization in pediatric patient with bilateral internal carotid and vertebral arteries hypoplasia-Case Report
PP260 Georgios Kougentakis (Greece): Evaluation of the clinical prediction models PECARN, CHALICE and CATCH for the necessity of performing emergency CT of the brain in children and adolescents who were treated at the University Hospital of Heraklion for TBI during the years 2014-2018
PP261 Georgios Kougentakis (Greece): Comparative evaluation of the imaging severity scores  Marshall, Rotterdam, Helsinki and their correlation with clinical and laboratory indicators during the admission of patients with TBI as well as with the outcome, in children and adolescents who were treated at the University Hospital of Heraklion for TBI during the years 2014-2018
PP243 Maria A. Poca (Spain): Preventing traffic accidents in adolescents. Design and implementation of an educational program
PP244 Maria A. Poca (Spain): Multiparametric neuromonitoring in pediatric head injury. A pilot study with the Neurovent-PTO®

14:55-15:20 LECTURES 2: Vascular
Chairs: Ricardo Santos De Oliveira (Brazil) - Alexandru Szathmari (France)
IL03 Stanislas Smajda (France): Where are the endovascular limits in complex intracerebral and spinal vascular malformations?
Parallel Session
SESSION 7: Vascular
Chairs: Ricardo Santos De Oliveira (Brazil) - Alexandru Szathmari (France)
OP64 Anton Korshunov (Russia): Evolution of the approach to cerebral revascularization in children with moyamoya disease
OP201 Alexandru Szathmari (France): AVM in children. An extended review from 1990 to 2018 with a new series of 24 patients since 2011
OP206 Alexandru Szathmari (France): The treatment of cerebral and medullary cavernomas. Our experience in a paediatric series from 2001 to 2019
OP151 Vitaly Kiselev (Russia): Endovascular treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations in children
FP91 Ivan Pašalić (Croatia): Single institution experience in the treatment of cerebral cavernous hemangioma in the pediatric population
FP90 Ivan Pašalić (Croatia): Surgical treatment of pediatric aneurysms – a single center experience
FP241 Claudia Pasquali (Italy): The role of intraoperative motor evoked potentials in preventing ischemia in brain tumor surgery
Parallel Session
Chairs: Benedetta Pettorini (United Kingdom) - Nico Enslin (South Africa)
OP222 Mariam Slot (Netherlands): Walking efficiency improves after selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with spastic cerebral palsy
OP176 Nobuhito Morota (Japan): Functional posterior rhizotomy: It is not a “selective” but “functional” surgery
OP129 Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom): Selective dorsal rhizotomy–the leeds experience over our first 124 cases
OP186 Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom): Orthopaedic surgery requirements after selective dorsal rhizotomy
FP100 Jerzy Luszawski (Poland): Fluctuations of motor functions in postoperative course in children treated for lower limbs spasticity by selective dorsal rhizotomy
FP120 Frantisek Horn (Slovakia): Neurosurgical management in spasticity
FP125 Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom): Intrathecal delivery of baclofen in children: A ten year retrospective review from a single centre

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Tuesday ▪ April 27, 2021

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08:00-08:40 LECTURE SESSION 3: Neuro-oncology
Chairs: Marie-Lise van Veelen (Netherlands) - José Hinojosa (Spain)
IL04 Darren Hargrave (United Kingdom): How changes of classification change treatment  
IL05 Stefan Pfister (Germany): Next-generation pediatric neuro-oncology

08:45-09:45 SESSION 9: Neuro-oncology I
Chairs: Marie-Lise van Veelen (Netherlands) - José Hinojosa (Spain)
OP138 Luca Massimi (Italy): Protein signature of pediatric craniopharyngioma
OP30 Sonia Tejada (Spain): Immunotherapy in pediatric malignant brain tumors
OP44 Kevin Beccaria (France): Brainstem blood-brain barrier disruption and enhanced drug delivery with an unfocused ultrasound device – A preclinical study in healthy and tumor-bearing mice
OP107 Thomas Beez (Germany): Implementation of high-throughput drug screening into routine workflow for pediatric brain tumors – a single center experience in personalized neuro-oncology
OP136 Jason Labuschagne (South Africa): The use of 5-aminolelulinic acid to assist gross total resection of paediatric posterior fossa tumours
OP159 Mitchell Foster (United Kingdom): Paediatric brain tumours: Validating surgical outcomes and operative morbidity
Parallel Session
09:50-10:25 POSTER TRACK 2.1: Dysraphism
Moderators: Pavlo Plavskyi (Ukraine) - Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus (Germany)
PP163 Dimitrios Panagopoulos (Greece): Dermal sinus tract associated with dermoid cyst and intramedullary abscess of the conus medullaris to an 11-month infant
PP180 Gianluca Piatelli (Italy): Detethering of ventral and dorsal fibrous bands of the spinal cord during a hemivertebrae resection using a three-step approach: a case report
PP174 Mariana Alamar (Spain): Anterior sacral meningocele: Posterior approach with wall plicature
PP147 Abraham Tsitlakidis (Greece): Giant anterior sacrococcygeal meningocele
PP172 Mariana Alamar (Spain): Treatment with negative pressure in mielomeningocele cutaneous flap
PP267 Hazel Sanghvi (United Kingdom): Post Natal Repair of Open Neural Tube Defects – An overview of the last decade practice in a single centre in UK
Parallel Session
09:50-10:25 POSTER TRACK 2.2: Neuro-oncology I
Moderator: Jason Labuschagne (South Africa)
PP25 George Georgoulis (Greece): Endoscopic approach for suprasellar and brainstem epidermoid cyst – Video presentation
PP168 Alessandra Marini (Italy): Endoscopic management of a giant hemorrhagic macroprolactinoma with apoplexy in a 14-year old boy
PP145 Abraham Tsitlakidis (Greece): Transventricular approach for the resection of a pineal tumour with supratentorial and infratentorial extension
Parallel Session
09:50-10:25 POSTER TRACK 2.3: Spine
Moderator: Amets Sagarribay (Portugal)
PP101 Raphael Guzman (Switzerland): Outcome of dermabondTM prineoTM for wound closure after intradural spine surgery in children – preliminary results of eight consecutive patients
PP84 Angelo Silva Neto (Brazil): Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in an infant: A challenging diagnosis
PP218 Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Cervical spine injuries in young athletes
PP219 Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries in amateur athletes
PP108 Paolo Pacca (Italy): Is it possible to use composite peek / carbon fiber implant for spinal bone tumors in pediatric population? A case report and literature review
PP270 Amanda Kwasnicki (USA): Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Infant Presenting with Horner Syndrome
Joanna Gernsback (USA): Growing pains: The use of vivigen cellular bone matrix in pediatric posterior cervical spine fusions

SESSION 10: Neuro-oncology II
Chairs: Ulrich-W.  Thomale (Germany) - Giuseppe Cinalli (Italy)
OP221 Jonathan Kjaer Groenbaek (Denmark): Postoperative speech impairment and surgical approach to posterior fossa tumours in children: a prospective European multicentre study
OP200 Marie-Lise van Veelen (Netherlands): Preoperative prediction of postoperative cerebellar mutism syndrome
OP78 Nicola Onorini (Italy): Surgery of tumors of the fourth ventricle in children. Impact of surgical route on the outcomes and post-operative cerebellar mutism in a single-institution series of 92 patients
OP36 Michael Schmutzer (Germany): Cystic craniopharyngioma in children and adolescents–the place of stereotactic treatment
OP34 Ricardo Santos De Oliveira (Brazil): Skull base surgery for tumors in children: Long-term clinical and functional outcome
OP137 Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Management of NF2-associated vestibular schwannomas in adolescents and young adults: Influence of surgery and bevacizumab treatment on tumor volume, growth rate and hearing

LECTURES 4: In Memory of Professor James T. Goodrich & William Harkness
Chairs: Spyros Sgouros (Greece) - Wan Tew Seow (Singapore)
IL06 Federico Di Rocco (France): In memory of Professor James T. Goodrich
IL07 Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom): In memory of Professor William Harkness

IL08 Spyros Sgouros (Greece) & Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)

Parallel Session
POSTER TRACK 2.4: Hydrocephalus III
Moderator: Ivan Pašalić (Croatia)
PP102 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Complications in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus: A single center experience
PP70 Michael Cearns (United Kingdom): Hydrocephalus following posterior fossa tumour resection: unexplained development of shunt independence in three paediatric patients
PP263 Oriane Grant (United Kingdom): Novel methodologies to analyse ventricular wall anatomy
Parallel Session
POSTER TRACK 2.5: Hydrocephalus IV
Moderator: Mania De Praeter (Belgium)
PP67 Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Hospitalized children and the role of spirituality before and after surgery: A review of the literature
PP13 Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus (Germany): An institutional pilot study on evaluating concerns and needs of parents’ caring for children with shunt-treated hydrocephalus
PP232 Ramina Adam (Canada): Large-scale brain network connectivity and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with infantile hydrocephalus
PP266 Julia Eva Martin Colom (Spain): Intraventricular hemorrhage in premature newborns: neurodevelopmental
outcomes and functional state
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13:35-14:55 LECTURES 5: Practice of pediatric Neurosurgery
Chairs: Concezio Di Rocco (Germany) - Martina Messing-Jünger (Germany)
IL9 Frank Van Calenbergh (Belgium): Future of ESPN Scientific Meetings: back to "in person only“
IL10 Francesco Sala (Italy): Future of ESPN Scientific Meetings: “hybrid forever“
IL11 Paul Chumas (United Kingdom): Pros/cons of video outpatient clinics as new normality
IL12 Paul Steinbok (Canada): Does standardization of treatment improve quality?
IL13 Conor Mallucci (United Kingdom): Volume concentration to centers - pro
IL14 Erik van Lindert (Netherlands): Volume concentration to centers - con

15:00-15:50 SESSION 11: Ethics / New Practice
Chairs: Frank Van Calenbergh (Belgium) - Francesco Sala (Italy)
OP60 Matthieu Vinchon (France): The prevention of shaken baby syndrome: The lille experience
OP83 Angelo Silva Neto (Brazil): Moral distress in pediatric neurosurgery: Discussing the withdrawal of a shunt in the context of severe traumatic brain injury
OP38 Carlos Roberto Massella Junior (Brazil): Robotic in pediatric neurosurgery-where are we going?
OP134 Samer Elbabaa (USA): Impact of microneurosurgical neural placode tubularization on reducing spinal cord tethering and incidence of inclusion cyst following 60 fetal in-utero myelomeningocele repairs
OP112 Serena Bahn (United Kingdom): Neonatal outcomes in prenatal and postnatal repair of myelomeningocele

SESSION 12: Hydrocephalus II
Chairs: Marianne Juhler (Denmark) - Sandrine De Ribaupierre (Canada)
OP175 Giuseppe Cinalli (Italy): Dural venous sinus anatomy and widened cortical subarachnoid spaces associated with macrocrania in children: Analysis of a series of 75 patients
OP135 Florian Grimm (Germany): 3D volumetry and 2D area determination of cerebrospinal fluid and brain volume in paediatric hydrocephalus: implementation and clinical course after intervention
OP142 Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Non-invasive assessment of intracranial pressure and ventricular size in pediatric neurosurgery using combined ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath (ONSD) and third ventricle diameter (TVD)
OP140 Valentina Pennacchietti (Germany): Telemetric intracranial pressure measurement in CSF circulation disturbances: a retrospective single-center study
OP40 Sandra Fernandes Dias (Switzerland): Ventriculomegaly in children: Nocturnal ICP dynamics identify pressure compensated but active paediatric hydrocephalus
OP213 Afroditi Lalou (United Kingdom): CSF infusion tests in shunt-naïve children facilitate shunt decision making: a two-centre study
FP74 Zofia Czosnyka (United Kingdom): Biophysics of ICP in pediatric slit ventricles syndrome
FP52 Gesa Cohrs (Germany): Optimizing the evaluation of shunt malfunction with 3D venous phase contrast angiography MRI
OP230 Gideon Adegboyega (United Kingdom): Modified prediction rule for postresection hydrocephalus in malignant posterior fossa tumours: a multicentre retrospective observational study
OP237 Martina Messing-Jünger (Germany): Clinical variety and prognosis of arachnoid cysts in children
Wednesday ▪ April 28, 2021

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08:00-08:15 LECTURES 6: Hydrocephalus
Chairs: Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy) - Thomas Roujeau (France)
IL15 Harold Rekate (USA): Understanding pediatric hydrocephalus: the most important enlightenments

08:20-09:40 SESSION 13: Hydrocephalus III
Chairs: Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy) - Thomas Roujeau (France)
OP197 Liting Tong (United Kingdom): "Shunt malfunction" - The tip of the iceberg in pediatric hydrocephalus management
OP113 Corlize Steyn (South Africa): The influence of HIV status on ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications
OP80 Michael Cearns (United Kingdom): Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization versus endoscopic third ventriculostomy alone in the treatment of neonatal hydrocephalus: a retrospective cohort study
OP46 Alessia Imperato (taly): Endoscopic aqueductoplasty and stenting: A 20-year single-institution experience
OP211 Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom): Ventricular volume change following resective surgery in children with hydrocephalus secondary to posterior fossa tumours
OP207 Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom): Validation of a Predictive Scoring System for the development of hydrocephalus following surgical resection of posterior fossa tumours in children
OP119 Alfred Aschoff (Germany): ”Flow-controlled/regulated“ valves – a technical nonsense term
OP124 Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom): Surgical management of children with arachnoid cysts: A thirteen-year retrospective review
Parallel Session
POSTER TRACK 3.1: Craniofacial I
Moderators: Paul Chumas (United Kingdom) - William Gump (United States)
PP109 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): 3-D model for surgical planning sphenoid dysplasia repair
PP98 Victoria Becerra (Spain): Turner syndrome and craniosynostosis: common pathophysiological spectrum in the same patient
PP188 Victoria Becerra (Spain): Different neurosurgical implications in familial inherited sclerosteosis
PP265 Malte Ottenhausen (Germany): Endoscopic Treatment of Single Suture Synostosis in Children – A Critical Analysis of Current Management Strategies
Parallel Session
POSTER TRACK 3.2: Craniofacial II
Moderators: Paolo Frassanito (Italy) - Christos Chamilos (Greece)
PP20 Jon Foss-Skiftesvik (Denmark): Intracranial pressure, brain morphology and cognitive outcome in children with sagittal craniosynostosis
PP81 Evangelos Kilipiris (Slovakia): The value of resorbable osteosynthesis in reconstructive surgery of craniosynostosis: a comparative study between absorbable sutures and a resorbable plating system
PP103 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Total cranial vault remodelling reduces the frontal bossing in children with scaphocephaly
PP181 Frank Van Calenbergh (Belgium): Proteus syndrome with craniofacial involvement: how to beat the elephant man
PP195 Olivier De Witte (Belgium): Sagittal cranial stenosis in twins rapport of cases
PP264 Juana Vidal Miñano (Spain): Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction Osteogenesis for Children with Slit Ventricle After Shunt Placement, Craniosynostosis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Parallel Session
09:45-10:20 POSTER TRACK 3.3: Epilepsy
Moderator: Marcelo Budke (Spain)
PP37 Sandrine De Ribaupierre (Canada): Can we use resting-state fMRI instead of task fMRI to map language networks preoperatively in pediatric neurosugery?
PP251 Jason Labuschagne (South Africa): A single centre study comparing the effectiveness of the Aspire SR® VNS model to older models in drug resistant paediatric epilepsy
PP234 Enriqueta Lucar Figueroa (Canada): Safety and effectiveness of vagal nerve stimulator in medically refractory epilepsy pediatric cases age 4 and under: A single-center Canadian experience
PP156 Wan Tew Seow (Singapore): Sodium fluorescein in paediatric brain tumour surgery: A pilot study
PP87 Alessia Imperato (Italy): Magnetic resonance-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy: Preliminary experience in children

SESSION 14: Neuro-Oncology III
Chairs: Marek Mandera (Poland) – Conor Mallucci (United Kingdom)
OP69 Bahattin Tanrıkulu (Turkey): Is methylation profile subgrouping really a strong prognostic indicator for pediatric posterior fossa ependymomas? A single surgeon, single center experience
OP92 Radek Frič (Norway): Adult outcome after treatment of posterior fossa ependymoma in childhood: A single consecutive (1945-2014) institutional series of 22 patients with longer than 5-year survival
OP209 Alexandru Szathmari (France): Posterior fossa ependymomas in children: Still a challenge for pediatric neurosurgeons and oncologists
FP160 Luca Massimi (Italy): Proteomics of pediatric ependymomas


Alexandru Szathmari (France): Review of management of child medulloblastoma in Lyon in the last 18 years. Is a monocentric study still valuable in the modern molecular era?
OP66 Conor Mallucci (United Kingdom): Longitudinal assessment of ataxia in children following surgical resection of posterior fossa tumours
OP187 Ulrich-W.  Thomale (Germany): Surgical regimen of optic pathway gliomas – Part of an interdisciplinary
approach for tumor control
OP62 Christian Auer (Austria): 5 years experience with intraoperative MRI in pediatric neuro-oncology
FP104 Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Endoscopic supracerebellar infratentorial approach for pediatric pineal lesions
FP55 Marcelo Budke (Spain): Neuroendoscopic intraventricular surgery in children with small ventricles using frameless navigation system
FP48 Alice Rolland (France): Paediatric brain tumour spread: A post-mortem 3D-microscopic study
FP122 Isabel Tulloch (United Kingdom): Central nervoussystem tumours (CNS) in children under the age of two years: A thirteen-year retrospective review
FP47 Alessia Imperato (Italy): Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma and ganglioglioma: A series of 11 patients treated at a single institution
FP22 Tomoru Miwa (Japan): Characteristics of the skull base surgery by craniotomy in pediatrics
FP189 Christos Chamilos (Greece): Use of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery as adjuvant therapy after subtotal removal of clival chordoma

Parallel Session
13:00-13:30 POSTER TRACK 3.4: Neuro-oncology II
Moderator: Thomas Beez (Germany)
PP204 Nalla Silva Baticam (France): Prenatally diagnosed suprasellar arachnoid cyst : when to treat ?
PP99 Javier Saceda (Spain): Cerebellopontine angle lipoma as secondary cause of trigeminal neuralgia
PP2 Grace Poole (United Kingdom): Evaluating the utility of post-operative magnetic resonance imaging for paediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas
PP255 Asimina Dominari (Greece): Remote Supratentorial Recurrent Medulloblastoma - Case Study
PP258 Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom): Brain Biopsy in children with cryptogenic neurological diseases: Diagnostic Yield and Usefulness
Parallel Session
13:00-13:30 POSTER TRACK 3.5: Hydrocephalus V
Moderators: Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia) - Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom)
PP146 Duygu Dölen (Turkey): Third ventriculostomy in pediatric age: Results of 74 patients grouped according to age
PP198 Christos Chamilos (Greece): Early neuroendoscopic lavage for the treatment of post-hemorrhagic intraventricular hemorrhage causing hydrocephalus in premature neonates
PP68 Michael Cearns (United Kingdom): Multi-layered closure of intraventricular neuroendoscopic procedures in infants under one year of age: a technique to minimise cerebrospinal fluid leak
PP26 George Georgoulis (Greece): Endoscopic aqueductoplasty with stenting for isolated fourth ventricle via posterior fossa approach
PP27 George Georgoulis (Greece): Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in a large series of the adults–experience of a single center: Patient selection, technique, outcomes and complications
PP23 George Georgoulis (Greece): Endoscopic fenestration of large suprasellar, sylvian fissure and cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cysts–video presentation
Parallel Session
13:35-14:00 SESSION 15: Epilepsy
Chairs: Michael Handler (USA) - Raphael Guzman (Switzerland)
OP75 José Hinojosa (Spain): Real time MRI-guided laser instertitial thermal therapy (LITT) for hypothalamic hamartoma: a case series study and management strategy
FP155 Duygu Dölen (Turkey): Retrospective analysis of resective epilepsy surgery for pediatric patients with nonneoplastic lesions: A series of 32 patients
Parallel Session
13:35-14:00 SESSION 16: Spine/Malformation
Chairs: Soner Duru (United States) - Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom)
OP226 Rina Agushi (Italy): Re-tethered cord syndrome in pediatric patients with conus lipoma: the second surgery
FP231 Aikaterini Apostolopoulou (United Kingdom): Symptomatic subdural hygromas following foramen magnum decompression for Chiari I malformation in pediatric patients: a 10-year single-center experience
FP245 Ali Özen (Turkey): Symptomatic Sacral Arachnoid Cysts in Pediatric Population

14:05-15:50 SESSION 17: Craniofacial
Chairs: Federico Di Rocco (France) - Erik van Lindert (Netherlands)
OP56 Helene Hurth (Germany): Increased intracranial pressure and impaired cerebral perfusion in infants with non-syndromic craniosynostosis at the time of surgical correction
OP164 Wanda Lattanzi (Italy): Selective drug delivery through stimuli-responsive recombinant human ferritin nanocarriers as a noninvasive treatment for nonsyndromic craniosynostosis
OP191 Andrew Kobets (USA): The embryological basis of craniopagus twinning: Joining the fusionists and the fissionists
OP161 Luca Massimi (Italy): Lambdoid arch sutures and Chiari malformation in multisutural craniosynostosis
OP259 Nicole Frank (Switzerland): The Need for Overcorrection - Evaluation of Computer-assisted Virtually Planned Fronto-orbital Advancement Using Postoperative 3D-Photography
FP63 Thomas Roujeau (France): Partial hybrid cranial vault remodeling in late correction of scaphocephaly and revision surgery. A monocentric retrospective study of nine consecutive cases
FP59 Matthieu Vinchon (France): Complications, morphological and functional results after surgery for metopic synostosis
FP182 Federico Di Rocco (France): Emissary veins and pericerebral cerebrospinal fluid in trigonocephaly. Do they define specific subtypes?
FP217 Martina Messing-Jünger (Germany): Minimal invasive cranioplasty in syndromic multisuture craniosynostosis
FP29 Emmanouil Gkliatis (Greece): Outcome improvement after ropivacaine scalp nerve block for craniosynostosis surgery
FP45 Sean Booth (United Kingdom): Posterior fossa pentagon: A useful screening tool for detecting skull base anomalies
FP128 Alexandru Szathmari (France): Cranioplasty for residual bone defects after craniosynostosis surgery. A study of case series over 17 years

Chairs: Spyros Sgouros (Greece) - Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)