Oral Presentations

Session 1: Spinal dysraphism

OP01 | Gait changes in children with spinal lipoma
L. Alderson, L. May, C. Rampota, D. Thompson (United Kingdom)

OP02 | Spinal lipoma of the filum terminale: review of 174 consecutive patients
K. Usami, P. Lallemant, T. Roujeau, S. James, K. Beccaria, R. Levy, C. Sainte-Rose, M. Zerah (France)

OP03 | Surgical treatment in children spinal cord lipomas with tethered cord syndrome
Ai-Jia Shang (China)

OP04 | Hemimyelomeningocele: clinico-pathological considerations
M.M. Ozek, M. Başarır (Turkey)

OP05 | Closure of myelomeningocele. Does timing matter?
T. Mandiwanza, S. Ndoro, J. Caird, D. Crimmins (Ireland)

OP06 | Cellular and molecular lesion mechanisms in the human myelomeningocele placode
F. Knerlich-Lukoschus, B. Kowitzke, I. Leuschner, A. Koch, M. Synowitz, J. Held-Feindt, G. Cohrs (Germany)

Session 2: Advances in pediatric head trauma management

OP07 | Surgical options for treatment of traumatic subdural hematomas in children with suspected abusive head trauma
J.R. Tude Melo, F. Di Rocco, C. Sainte-Rose, P. Meyer, M. Zerah (France & Brazil)

OP08 | Continuous multimodality monitoring in children after traumatic brain injury – Preliminary experience
A. Young, J. Donnelly, M. Czosnyka, I. Jalloh, X. Liu, M. Aries, H. Fernandes, M. Garnett, P. Smielewski, P. Hutchinson, S. Agrawal (United Kingdom)

OP09 | “Wait and see” policy as the first-line management of radiologically significant epidural hematomas in pediatric patients with normal initial neurological examination. A 3-years experience of our department
G. Markogiannakis, O. Karypidou, D. Panagopoulos, N. Pavlatou, M. Koutzoglou (Greece)

Session 3: Spine

OP10 | The risk of meningitis in spinal dermal sinuses: when, not if
M. Vinchon, I. Stella (France)

OP11 | Craniovertebral junction fixation in children under 5
P. Grover, D. Thompson (United Kingdom)

OP12 | Central sleep apneas: related symptom or criterion of effectiveness after craniovertebral junction anomalies (CVJA) surgery?
A. Rolland, R. Lopez, E. Chan Seng, M. Ros, Y. Dauvilliers, T. Roujeau (France)

OP13 | Reversed rotatory atlanto-axial subluxations: proposing a new entity
S. Chatterjee (India)

OP14 | Do we fix, halo or collar pediatric atlanto-axial rotatory fixation (AARF)? Is less more?!
D. Rodrigues, D. Kamdar, G.A. Solanki (United Kingdom)

OP15 | Foramen magnum stenosis in achondroplasia: management roadmap
A. Cama, G. Piatelli, M. Ravegnani, A. Consales, M. Pavanello, P. Lanteri, A. Rossi (Italy)

Session 4: Pediatric Neurosurgery and Technology

OP16 | Combining fMRI, MRI tractography and TMS with intraoperative electrophysiology and imaging to maximize radicality as well as functional preservation in eloquent area surgery
M.U. Schuhmann, M. Liebsch, T. Leao Tatagiba, C. Roder, S. Bisdas, S. Gröschel, M. Wilke (Germany)

OP17 | Lessons learned with the intraoperative magnetic resonance in a pediatric unit after 5 years
S. Tejada, B. Pettorini, C. Parks, S. Mohan Rao Kanangi, S. Avula, J. Lang, D. Hennigan, S. Burn, A. Sihna, C. Mallucci (Spain & United Kingdom)

OP18 | Role of ultrasonographic evaluation in suspected craniosynostosis
L. Pogliani, L. Valentini, L. Schneider, A. Erbetta, E. Beretta, V. Giudici, G. Zuccotti (Italy)

OP19 | Transorbital ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) as a non-invasive marker of intracranial pressure (ICP) in children
L. Padayachy, U. Galal, A. Figaji, F.A. Graham (South Africa)

OP20 | Validity evidence for the neuro-endoscopic ventriculostomy assessment tool (NEVAT)
G. Breimer, F. Haji, G. Cinalli, E.W. Hoving, J. Drake (the Netherlands, Canada & Italy)

OP21 | Diagnostic yield and clinical impact of brain biopsy in children presenting with neurological deterioration of unknown cause
J. Hassell, P. Grover, C. Sayer, C. Hemingway, K. Aquilina (United Kingdom)

OP22 | A pilot study of the effects of selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with severe spastic cerebral palsy, GMFCS IV, at one year
K. Aquilina, D. Chugh, S. Cawker, J. Gordon, N. Wimalasundera, L. Carr (United Kingdom)

OP23 | Developing a national pediatric neurosurgical network in the Netherlands
E.J. van Lindert, M. van Bilsen, M.-L. van Veelen, the Dutch Pediatric Neurosurgery Society (the Netherlands)

OP24 | Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service in England: preliminary audit of activity and outcome
W. Harkness, J.H. Cross, S. Varadkar, S. Agrawal, S. Philip, R. Walsh, T. Martland, M. Carter, C. Verity - on behalf of National CESS Team NHS England (United Kingdom)

Session 5: Oncology

OP25 | Childhood craniopharyngeoma: 15 years of multimodal treatment experience
P. Dastoli, S. Cavalheiro, A. Lopez, V. Manicacci, D. Bevilacqua, J. Gomes, M. Lima, J. Nicácio, A. Cappellano, N. Silva (Brazil)

OP26 | Benefits and risks of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in metastatic medulloblastoma: a comparative study in 71 patients
L. Guerrini-Rousseau, C. Dufour, S. Puget, V. Kieffer-Renaux, M.-A. Raquin, P. Varlet, A. Longaud, C. Sainte-Rose, D. Valteau-Couanet, J. Grill (France)

OP27 | Long-term follow-up following surgical treatment of intramedullary spinal cord pilocytic astrocytomas in children
F. Sala, E. Tot, F. Faccioli, A. Bricolo, C. Mazza (Italy)

OP28 | Surgery of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas in tuberous sclerosis complex. Surgical outcome and morbidity in 31 patients and 44 surgical procedures
F. Giordano, B. Spacca, E. Arcovio, P. Donati, M. Grandoni, R. Mura, F. Mussa, G. Peri, M. Sanzo, M. Scagnet, L. Genitori (Italy)

OP29 | Intracranial neoplasms in the first year of life: results of a third cohort of patients from a single institution
S.M. Toescu, G. James, K.P. Phipps, O. Jeelani, D. Thompson, K. Aquilina (United Kingdom)

OP30 | Robot-assisted stereotactic biopsy in DIPG
A. Carai, A. De Benedictis, R. Messina, G. Esposito, F. Randi, A. Savioli, A. Mastronuzzi, C.E. Marras (Italy)

OP31 | Brain tumors associated with early epilepsy onset: approach and outcome
H.R. Machado, M. Volpon-Santos, R. Santos-Oliveira, F. Scornavacca, U. Thome, M. Bernardino, A. Hamad (Brazil)

OP32 | Pediatric transsphenoidal surgery of sellar localization tumors
P. Plavskyi, M. Guk, O. Skobska, A. Mumlev (Ukraine)

OP33 | Ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier to enhance temozolomide and irinotecan delivery to the brain:     an experimental study in rabbits
K. Beccaria, M. Canney, L. Goldwirt, C. Fernandez, J. Piquet, M.-C. Perier, S. Puget, C. Lafon, J.-Y. Chapelon, A. Carpentier (France)

OP34 | Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors – A 10 year single institution experience
T. Jaques, K. Aquilina, D. Bhagawati, K. Sandhu, K. Phipps, S. Hettige, M. Garzon, O. Jeelani, D. Thompson (United Kingdom)

OP35 | Role of intraoperative MRI in resection of pediatric anterior skull base tumor – Initial experience
S. Mohan Rao Kanangi, S. Tejada, S. Avula, D. Richardson, A. Sinha (United Kingdom)

OP36 | How to increase the percentage of complete resections for ependymoma? Results of a survey
M.-L. Van Veelen, G.A. Solanki (the Netherlands & United Kingdom)

Session 6: Neurovascular management

OP37 | Neurosurgical management in pediatric moyamoya: experience of 139 cerebral revascularizations
C. Roder, F. Ebner, D. Deanovic, G. Baltsavias, N. Khan (Switzerland & Germany)

OP38 | Long-term outcome after multiple burr hole surgery in children with moyamoya angiopathy: a single centre experience in 108 hemispheres
T. Blauwblomme, B. Mathon, O. Naggara, M. Kossorottof, M. Bourgeois, S. Puget, P. Meyer, V. Brousse, M. de Montalembert, F. Brunelle, M. Zerah, C. Sainte-Rose (France)

OP39 | Cerebral blood flow improvement after indirect revascularization for pediatric moyamoya: a statistical analysis of arterial spin labeling MRI
T. Blauwblomme, H. Lemaitre, O. Naggara, R. Calmon, M. Kossorottof, M. Bourgeois, B. Mathon, S. Puget, M. Zerah, F. Brunelle, C. Sainte-Rose, N. Boddaert (France)

OP40 | Clinical features, course and outcomes of pediatric moyamoya
S. Tho-Calvi, D. Thompson, V. Ganesan (United Kingdom)

OP41 | CNS cavernomas in the pediatric age group – A single center experience
A. Tascu, A. Barari, S.M. Iencean (Romania)

Session 7: Craniofacial surgery

OP42 | Preoperative and longitudinal complete cognitive evaluation in children operated on for single suture craniosynostoses: early recognition and rehabilitation of selective impaired functions contribute to an improvement of long term neurodevelopmental outcome
D. Chieffo, G. Tamburrini, I. Bernardini, L. Massimi, P. Frassanito, C. Di Rocco, M. Caldarelli (Italy & Germany)

OP43 | Comparison of piezosurgery and conventional instruments in cranioplasty with fronto-orbital advancement
M. Martini, A. Röhrig, M. Messing-Jünger (Germany)

OP44 | Comparison of early minimal invasive cranioplasty without regular helmet therapy compared to standard open cranioplasty in sagittal synostosis
M. Messing-Jünger, S. Kunze, A. Röhrig, J. Otten, M. Martini (Germany)

OP45 | A novel, non-bandeau technique for fronto-orbital remodeling in synostotic trigonocephaly and plagiocephaly: report of 328 cases
O. Thornett, G. James, J. O'Hara, O. Jeelani, D. Dunaway, R. Hayward (United Kingdom)

OP46 | 3D handheld optical scanning for quantitative evaluation of head shape changes following front-orbital remodeling for trigonocephaly
O. Goktekin, N. Rodriguez-Florez, J. Bruse, A. Borghi, F. Angullia, M. Koudstaal, S. Schievano, J. O'Hara, D. Dunaway, O. Jeelani, G. James (United Kingdom)

OP47 | Computer assisted virtual planning and surgical template fabrication for fronto-orbital advancement: pilot evaluation of outcome
J. Soleman, B. Benitez, J. Beinemann, C. Schneider, V. Oesch, C. Kunz, R. Guzman (Switzerland)

OP48 | Radiation-free 3D head shape and volume evaluation after endoscopically assisted craniosynostosis surgery
G. de Jong, M. Tolhuisen, J. Meulstee, T. Maal, H. Delye (the Netherlands)

OP49 | The computed cranial focal point
G. de Jong, T. Maal, H. Delye (the Netherlands)

OP50 | Management of positional plagiocephaly with cranial helmet in a series of 2188 children treated between 1991 and 2013. Our experience
T. Picart, A. Szathmari, C. Mottolese (France)

Session 8: Intraoperative neuromonitoring

OP51 | Intraoperative neurophysiology in pediatric supratentorial surgery: experience with 59 cases
A. Korn, H. Benvenisti, M. Jubran, Y. Bitan-Talmor, P. Ekstein, S. Constantini, J. Roth (Israel)

OP52 | Brain stem safe entry zone in child
S. Cavalheiro, K. Yagmurlu, M. da Costa, J. Nicácio, T. Rodrigues, F. Chadad-Neto, P. Dastoli (Brazil & USA)

OP53 | Neuromonitoring during de-tethering cord procedures in infants: the bulbocavernous reflex in total removal lipoma surgery
R. Cordella, G. Selvaggio, E. Beretta, S. Bova, M. Furlanetto, A. Erbetta, L.G. Valentini (Italy)

Session 9: Hydrocephalus

OP54 | Repeat endoscopic third ventriculostomy in pediatric patients: the Dutch experience
G. Breimer, R. Dammers, P. Woerdeman, H. Delye, D. Buis, E.W. Hoving (the Netherlands)

OP55 | Zika virus associated microcephaly: a threatening outbreak imposing differential diagnosis with neurosurgical diseases
E. Jucá, A. Pessoa, E. Ribeiro, V.M. Mota, P.H. Gouveia, R.V. Jucá, S. Nunes (Brazil)

OP56 | International Infant Hydrocephalus Study (IIHS): initial results of a prospective, multicentre comparison of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and shunt for infant hydrocephalus
A.V. Kulkarni, S. Constantini, S. Sgouros (Canada, Israel & Greece)

OP57 | Shunt-assistants with fixed versus adjustable opening pressures: comparison of clinical parameters in the course of the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus
I. Hallmann, C.A. Tschan, A. Huthmann, W. Wagner (Germany)

OP58 | Reduction in primary and revision shunt infection rate after introduction of a mandatory shunt perioperative protocol: a single institution retrospective cohort study
O. Omrani, J. O'Connor, G. James (United Kingdom)

OP59 | Ventriculo-subgaleal shunt in preterm infants. Surgical experience
M. Garzon, M. Kang, K. Sandhu, D. Baghawatti, K. Aquilina, G. James, D. Thompson (United Kingdom)

OP60 | Pre- and post-shunting CSF concentrations of IL-1β, Il-6 and TNF-α in young Wistar rats: the role of inflammation in kaolin-induced experimental hydrocephalus
M. Volpon Santos, L. Da Silva Lopes, H.R. Machado, R. Santos de Oliveira (Brazil)

OP61 | The GAVCA study – Effect of a mobile health application to assist ventricular catheter guidance in a randomized, prospective multicenter trial
U.W. Thomale, A. Schaumann, G. Bohner, Study Group GAVCA (Germany)

OP62 | Clinical and histopathological effects of a ventricular-subcutaneous shunt in kaolin-induced experimental hydrocephalus
M. Volpon Santos, E. Oliveira Jardini, C.A. Bernardino Garcia, T.H. Romeiro, L. Da Silva Lopes, H.R. Machado, R. Santos de Oliveira (Brazil)

OP63 | Vancomycin use during CSF-shunt placement reduces shunt infection rate
M.W.T. van Bilsen, E.J. van Lindert (the Netherlands)

OP64 | Principles of testing hydrocephalus shunts in vivo using infusion test
Z. Czosnyka, M. Garnett, E. Nabbanja, M. Czosnyka (United Kingdom)

OP65 | Water on the brain: volumetric assessment of ventricular changes in shunt failure
I. Anderson, H. Selley, J. Goodden, G. Sivakumar, A. Tyagi, P. Chumas (United Kingdom)