Detailed Scientific Programme


Monday ▪ May 08, 2023
 Loyola Hall
08:30-10:10 ABSTRACT SESSION 1: Spine I

Welcome message
Gianpiero Tamburrini
(Italy), Antonio Gasbarrini (Italy), Alessandro Olivi (Italy)

Ulrich Thomale
(Germany): Sci - program house keeping

Moderators: Dominic Thompson (United Kingdom), Chandrashekhar Deopujari (India)
08:40-08:50 IL01 • Dattatraya Muzumdar (India): Pitfalls in clinical decision making and radiology review for management of complex congenital spinal cord disorders
08:50-09:00 OP001 • Robin Bowman (United States): Neurosurgical Outcomes in Fetal Spina Bifida Repair: a Comparison of Fetoscopic, Open Fetal, and Postnatal Approaches at a Single Institution
09:00-09:10 OP003 • Amparo Saenz (United Kingdom): One-year paediatric outcomes following prenatal or postnatal myelomeningocele repair in a contemporary UK cohort
09:10-09:20 OP004 • Frank Van Calenbergh (Belgium): A review of the results and complications in the first 100 cases of fetal repair of myelomeningocele
09:20-09:23 FP001 • Lucie Ferguson (United Kingdom): Short and Long-Term outcomes of post-natal repair of myelomeningocoeles: a UK case series
09:23-09:26 FP002 • Supriya Chauhan (India): Successful operative management of anterior sacral meningocele by ligating the fistulous connection via posterior approach: Experience of 5 Cases
09:26-09:30 Flash Discussion
09:30-09:40 OP005 • Giacomo Esposito (Italy): Detethering in ARM patients: The role of multidisciplinary team in the surgical decision
09:40-09:50 OP006 • Sandip Chatterjee (India): Ventral Tethering - Is the prognosis worse than in Dorsal Tethering in dysraphic spine?
09:50-10:00 OP007 • Amparo Saenz (United Kingdom): Is bulbocavernosus reflex predictive of urinary incontinence in children with spinal dysraphism?
10:00-10:03 FP003 • Gianluca Piatelli (Italy): Spectrum of neural/cutaneous ectodermal disjunction failures: the limited dorsal myeloschisis-myelocystocele riddle
10:03-10:06 FP004 • Marwan Najjar (Lebanon): Outcomes Of Untethering Of Asymptomatic And Symptomatic Patients Presenting With Tethered Cord Syndrome: Experience From A Tertiary Care Center And Review Of The Literature
10:06-10:10 Flash Discussion
10:10-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
Loyola Hall
10:30-12:30 ABSTRACT SESSION 2: Craniosynostosis

Moderators: Hans Delye (Belgium), José Hinojosa (Spain)
10:30-10:40 OP008 • Mehran Moazen (United Kingdom): Advancing management of craniosynostosis using computer simulations
10:40-10:50 OP009 • Federico Di Rocco (France): Volumetric changes after endoscopic correction of scaphocephaly according to CSF dynamics
10:50-11:00 OP010 • Giovanna Paternoster (France): H craniectomy 12-years review in isolated sagittal craniosynostosis: evidence of improvement in reintervention rate and Esthetique results
11:00-11:10 OP011 • Laura Grazia Valentini (Italy): Free Flaps Cranial Vault Remodelling for Sagittal Synostosis
11:10-11:20 OP012 • Matthieu Vinchon (France): When does the bregmatic fontanel close? A 3D-CT scanner study
11:20-11:30 OP013 • Paul Chumas (United Kingdom): Long term follow up of the Leeds Fronto-Orbital Advancement and Reconstruction technique (reverse frontal bone graft without the use of the orbital bar)
11:30-11:40 OP014 • Federica Tiberio (Italy): Novel noninvasive therapeutic approach for the treatment of craniosynostosis in Crouzon syndrome patients using nanoparticle-mediated siRNA delivery
11:40-11:50 OP015 • Diego Sibilia (Italy): Role of BBS9 in the pathophysiology of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis 
11:50-12:00 OP016 • Matthias Krause (Germany): MRI-based CAD-templates for craniosynostosis surgery
12:00-12:03 FP005 • Giovanna Paternoster (France): Oxycephaly: clinical phenotype descriptions and outcome differences depending on the surgical treatment
12:03-12:06 FP006 • Laura Grazia Valentini (Italy): Posterior Cranial Vault Distraction for Craniosynostosis
12:06-12:09 FP007 • Elvira Ragozzino (Italy): Extracellular vesiscles in nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: potential key players in the pathogenesis of the disease
12:09-12:15 Flash Discussion
12:15-12:18 FP008 • Laurent Riffaud (France): Does the participation of a senior plastic surgeon improve perioperative conditions in craniosynostosis repair surgery?
12:18-12:21 FP009 • Alexandre Canheu (Brazil): Craniosynostosis Repair: Cases series and results of a novel team at Brazilian countryside
12:21-12:24 FP011 • Pasquale Gallo (United Kingdom): The incidence of sagittal synostosis in normocephalic children undergoing craniovertebral decompression for Chiari 1 malformation
12:24-12:30 Flash Discussion
 Loyola Hall
 Luncheon Symposium I  (Click here for details)
Loyola Hall
13:30-13:45 LECTURE

Moderator: Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)
  IL02 • Concezio Di Rocco (Italy): State and growth of Pediatric Neurosurgery
 Loyola Hall
13:45-14:30 ERN Panel
Moderator: Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)
13:45-13:50 Introduction: Value & Challenges of ERN for Pediatric Neurosurgery
13:50-13:55 IL03 • Irene Mathijssen (The Netherlands): ERN Cranio
13:55-14:00 IL04 • Nicola Specchio (Italy): ERN EpiCare - Epilepsy
14:00-14:05 IL05 • Alain Verloes (France): ERN Ithaca - Spinal Dysraphism
14:05-14:30 Discussion Panel: Gregory James (United Kingdom), Timothee de Saint-Denis (France), Martina Messing-Jünger  (Germany)                 
 Loyola Hall
14:30-15:30 ABSTRACT SESSION 3: Technology

Moderators: Francesco Sala (Italy), Federico Di Rocco (France)
14:30-14:40 OP017 • Davide Luglietto (Italy): Robot-assisted endoscopy in pediatric neurosurgery
14:40-14:50 OP018 • Maria Licci (Switzerland): Predictive value of sonographic parameters on the effects of cranial molding helmet therapy in infants with positional plagiocephaly
14:50-14:53 FP012 • Juan Vicente Darriba Alles (Spain): Novel workflow in craniosynostosis: Virtual surgical planning based in statistical shape modeling and intraoperative navigation
14:53-14:56 FP013 • Jan Hertwig (Germany): Planning of spring-assisted cranioplasty using patient-specific simulation
14:56-14:59 FP014 • Maria Licci (Switzerland): Skull bone thickness assessment using ultrasonography - a validation study
14:59-15:02 FP015 • Federica Ruggiero (Italy): A feasibility study for augmented reality applied in paediatric craniofacial surgery
15:02-15:10 Flash Discussion
15:10-15:13 FP016 • Federico Di Rocco (France): 3-Dimensional operative simulation improves residents' surgical skills: a randomized trial in pediatric neurosurgery
15:13-15:16 FP017 • Amparo Saenz (United Kingdom): Implementation of 3D modeling to improve understanding and conceptualisation of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) morphology for execution of safe surgical excision of complex pediatric AVMs
15:16-15:19 FP018 • Roy Eagleson (Canada): Augmented-Reality Telementoring System for EVD Placement Supervision
15:19-15:22 FP019 • Matthias Krause (Germany): Decreased Need for Anesthesia during Ultra-Fast Cranial MRI in Young Children: One-Year Summary
15:22-15:30 Flash Discussion
15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK
Loyola Hall
16:00-18:05 ABSTRACT SESSION 4: Trauma/Vascular

Moderators: Antonino Germanò (Italy), Marie Lise van Veelen (The Netherlands)
16:00-16:10 OP019 • Gallo Pasqualle (United Kingdom): Suture associated extra-dural haemorrhage as possible new diagnostic sign in patients with history of non-accidental injury due to shaking mechanism
16:10-16:20 OP020 • Sarah Hornshoej Pedersen (Denmark): School performance following traumatic brain injury – a nationwide register-based cohort study
16:20-16:30 OP021 • Lelio Guida (France): External lumbar drainage in the management of refractory intracranial hypertension in pediatric traumatic brain Injury: a retrospective single-center study
16:30-16:40 OP022 • Fartein Velle (Sweden): Avoiding decompressive craniectomy: Barbiturate coma as first tier treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension
16:40-16:50 OP023 • Thomas Beez (Germany): Introducing the ESPN Pediatric Craniectomy and Cranioplasty Registry (PedCCR)
16:50-16:53 FP020 • Vita M. Klieverik (The Netherlands): Preliminary Results of the Dutch Pediatric Craniectomy and Cranioplasty Registry (DPCCR) - A Prospective Multicenter Open Registry
16:53-16:56 FP021 • Minna Oinas (Finland): Reconstructive cranioplasty after large craniectomies: a retrospective evaluation of clinical outcome
16:56-16:59 FP022 • Fartein Velle (Sweden): Effects of barbiturate coma on intracranial pressure and compliance in children with traumatic brain injury
16:59-17:02 FP023 • Fartein Velle (Sweden): Cerebral pressure autoregulation and optimal cerebral perfusion pressure during neurocritical care of children with traumatic brain injury
17:02-17:10 Flash Discussion
17:10-17:20 OP024 • Keng Siang Lee (United Kingdom): Predictive Factors of Surgical Revascularizations for Pediatric Moyamoya: A Meta-Regression Analysis
17:20-17:30 OP025 • Sandro Benichi (France): Pediatric brain arteriovenous malformation clustering and MRI atlas
17:30-17:40 OP026 • Alessia Imperato (Italy): Multi-modality management for pediatric AVMs : a single-center experience
17:40-17:43 FP024 • Radek Frič (Norway): Brain arteriovenous malformations in children – institutional experience from two decades of treatment
FP026 • Alessia Imperato (Italy): Multiple Burr-Hole Surgery for treating Moyamoya in Children
17:46-17:49 FP027 • Alexandru Szathmari (France): Intracranial aneurysms in the pediatric population. Analysis of a series of cases
17:49-17:52 FP028 • Ryszard Sordyl (Poland): Supratentorial cavernous malformations in children – indications for surgery and analysis of outcome
17:52-18:05 Flash Discussion
Foscolo Hall
16:00-18:00 ABSTRACT SESSION 5: Hydrocephalus I

Moderators: Martin Schuhmann (Germany), Guiseppe Talamonti (Italy)
16:00-16:10 OP027 • Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Transorbital point-of-care ultrasound versus fundoscopic papilledema to identify potentially elevated intracranial pressure in children
16:10-16:20 OP028 • Jonas Tellermann (Germany): Point-of-care ultrasound-based initial diagnosis and follow-up monitoring of pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension
16:20-16:30 OP029 • Martina Messing-Jünger (Germany): The influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on the shunt revision rate
16:30-16:40 OP030 • Takuya Akai (Japan): The analysis of cerebrospinal flow dynamics in mouse fetuses - Cerebrospinal fluid may flow out from the brain through the frontal skull base and choroid plexus
16:40-16:50 OP031• John Kestle (United States): Management of Abdominal Pseudocyst (APC) in Children with Shunted Hydrocephalus: A Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) Study
16:50-17:00 OP032 • Massimiliano Porzio (Italy): Setting ventricular shunt independence: a retrospective study of a single institution's 25-year experience among 529 pediatric patients with hydrocephalus having undergone VPS placement
17:00-17:10 OP033 • Sandra Fernandes Dias (United Kingdom): Comparison study of shortened and non-shortened distal catheters in ventriculo-pertioneal shunts in growing children – a paradigm shift
17:10-17:20 OP034 • Marie-Laure Cuny (France): Cognitive profile and impact of the cyst on daily life in 100 children with a temporosylvian arachnoid cyst : the cyst shape has more impact than its size
17:20-17:30 OP035 • Marie-Laure Cuny (France): Postoperative neuropsychological and clinical improvement in children with a temporosylvian arachnoid cyst
17:30-17:33 FP029 • Valentina Pennacchietti (Germany): Evaluation of long-term distal shunt catheter failures in pediatric hydrocephalus patients
17:33-17:36 FP030 • Jonathan Roth (Israel): Ventriculo-Sinus Shunts (VSS): The Role in Selected Patients
17:36-17:39 FP031 • Audrey Tan (Singapore): Retrospective Study comparing Ultrasound-guided VPS placement and Freehand insertion
17:39-17:45 Flash Discussion
17:45-17:48 FP032 • Sara Iglesias (Spain): Symptomatic chronic overdrainage. The role of high-pressure adjustable valves and gravitational devices
17:48-17:51 FP033 • Sandra Fernandes Dias (United Kingdom): Effect of antisiphon devices on ventriculo-peritoneal shunt drainage dynamics in growing children
17:51-17:54 FP034 • Katalin Nora Lörincz (Germany): Influence of gender and pathology on development of papilledema as opposed to point-of-care ultrasound techniques in case of raised ICP requiring treatment in children
17:54-18:00 Flash Discussion
Alighieri Hall
18:10-19:10 POSTER TRACK | 1.1: Craniosynostosis / Malformation

Moderators: Gregory James (United Kingdom), Giovanna Paternoster (France)
18:10-18:15 PP001 • Christos Chamilos (Greece): Endoscopic treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis. Single institution experience
18:15-18:20 PP002 • Federico Di Rocco (France): Smad6 in patients with midline craniosynostosis
18:20-18:25 PP003 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Biparietal remodelling or total vault remodelling in scaphocephaly? A comparative study using 3D Stereophotogrammetry
18:25-18:30 PP004 • Leonie Witters (Belgium): A comparison of minimal invasive suturectomy with postoperative helmet therapy and extensive cranial vault remodelling for treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis
18:30-18:35 PP005 • Samuel Lemos (Portugal): Bilateral fronto-orbital advancement vs a two-step surgery to treat unicoronal craniosynostosis
18:35-18:40 PP006 • Marina Pitsika (United Kingdom): Cranial Meningo-encephaloceles: Management, Associated Anomalies and Outcomes
18:40-18:45 PP007 • Maria Rosaria Scala (Italy): Endoscopic ultrasonic aspiration of posterior fossa abscess in Dandy Walker Malformation. Case report
18:45-18:50 PP008 • Chiara Spezzani (Italy): Erdheim-Chester Disease from diagnosis to management: case report and literature review
18:50-18:55 PP009 • Nabila Tighilt (Algeria): The challenging treatment of a giant anterior meningoencephalocele in neonate: About one case
18:55-19:00 PP010 • Paylak Sujyan (Armenia): Pediatric cranioplasty using an expandable titanium construction
19:00-19:05 PP011 • Ian Coulter (United Kingdom): An illustrated clinico-radiological study of skull base disease in children with McCune-Albright syndrome
19:05-19:10 PP012 • Thomas Beez (Germany): Big data approach on the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on pediatric neurosurgery
18:10-19:10 POSTER TRACK | 1.2: Spine/ Vascular 

Moderators: Gianluca Piatelli (Italy), Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia)
18:10-18:15 PP013 • Nina Alvarez (Philippines): Infected intramedullary dermoid cyst in a toddler
18:15-18:20 PP014 • Lusine Avagyan (Armenia): Isolated Intraspinal Juvenile Xanthogranuloma in a Toddler Presented with Acute Paraparesis
18:20-18:25 PP015 • Andreas Mitsios (Greece): Management of tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in adult patients with previously untethered spinal lipoma
18:25-18:30 PP016 • Saceda Javier (Spain): Tethered cord syndrome secondary to type I diastematomyelia
18:30-18:35 PP017 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Multiple and laterally located dermal sinus tracts
18:35-18:40 PP018 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Surgical resection of conus lipomas - Results of an early Follow-Up
18:40-18:45 PP019 • Michelle Kameda-Smith (United Kingdom): Os odontoideum and craniovertebral junction instability secondary to dystonia: A case series
18:45-18:50 PP020 • Audrey Tan (Singapore): Bulbocavernosus Reflex (BCR) & Clinical Outcomes in Children Under 2 Years during Tethered Cord Surgery (TCS)
18:50-18:55 PP021 • Camile Gobbo Cremonese (Brazil): The use of bovine pericardium as dural substitute in pediatric neurosurgery: experience with 108 cases
18:55-19:00 PP022 • Samuel Lemos (Portugal): A ventral brainstem neurenteric cyst - case report and surgical video
Carducci Hall
18:10-19:10 POSTER TRACK | 1.3: Trauma/Hydrocephalus

Moderators: Luca Denaro (Italy), Christos Chamilos (Greece)
18:10-18:15 PP023 • Federico Di Rocco (France): Traumatic isolated skull fractures in infant: a 5 years retrospective study in a level I pediatric trauma center
18:15-18:20 PP024 • Carlos Daniel Casimiro (Portugal): Growing Skull Fracture of the Posterior Fossa – case report and review of the literature
18:20-18:25 PP025 • Benjamin Liniger (Switzerland): Circumscribed thinning of the calvaria - a long-term sequela after vacuum extraction delivery
18:25-18:30 PP026 • Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Sleep disorders in young male patients after craniocerebral injuries
18:30-18:35 PP027 • Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Traumatic brain injuries in young male soccer players
18:35-18:40 PP028 • Amets Sagarribay (Portugal): Endoscopic endonasal approach for skull base lesions in children
18:40-18:45 PP029 • Mohammed Ashraf Patel (United Kingdom): A rare manifestation of infant cerebral venous outflow obstruction: a case report
18:45-18:50 PP030 • Anthony Roylance (United Kingdom): Communicating Hydrocephalus and Raised Intracranial Pressure in Association with Multi-Systemic Smooth Muscle Dysfunction Syndrome (MSMDS) 
18:50-18:55 PP031 • Matthias Krause (Germany): CSF Surfactant Protein Changes in Preterm Infants After Intraventricular Hemorrhage
18:55-19:00 PP032 • Matthias Krause (Germany): The Cerebral Surfactant System and Its Alteration in Hydrocephalic Conditions
19:00-19:05 PP033 • Carl Larsen (Denmark): Surgical management and genetic analysis in monozygotic female twins with hydrocephalus and suprasellar cysts
Tuesday ▪ May 09, 2023
Loyola Hall
08:00-10:10 ABSTRACT SESSION 6: Posterior Fossa Oncology I

Moderators: Guiseppe Cinalli (Italy), Kevin Beccaria (France)
08:00-08:10 OP037 • Michelle Kameda-Smith (United Kingdom): National multicentered retrospective review of clinical and intraoperative features associated with the development of cerebellar mutism after pediatric posterior fossa tumour resection
08:10-08:20 OP038 • Jennifer Boisgontier (France): A cerebral blood flow decrease in the left supplementary motor areas: New insight into postoperative pediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome using arterial spin labelling perfusion MRI
08:20-08:30 OP039 • Kévin Beccaria (France): Place of neo/adjuvant chemotherapy and limited surgery in the treatment of non-metastatic childhood medulloblastoma
08:30-08:45 IL06 • Martin Mynarek (Germany): SIOP-MB6 - integrating a randomized surgical question into a prospective clinical trial on standard risk medulloblastoma
08:45-08:55 OP040 • Christian Dorfer (Austria): The site of origin of medulloblastoma: does the neurosurgical perspective support the current concept from molecular data?
08:55-09:05 OP041 • Christian Ott (Germany): The use of sodium fluorescein and YELLOW 560 nm filter for the resection of pediatric posterior fossa lesions
09:05-09:15 OP042 • Michelle Kameda-Smith (United Kingdom): The role of reoperation in paediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma
09:15-09:25 OP043 • Kevin Beccaria (France): Cerebellopontine angle tumours in the paediatric population – An original series of 43 patients
09:25-09:35 OP044 • Luca Massimi (Italy): Cerebellopontine angle tumors in children
09:35-09:38 FP035 • Pietro Spennato (Italy): Treatment of cerebellopontine angle tumors in infants and children: case series and literature review
09:38-09:41 FP036 • Michelle Kameda-Smith (United Kingdom): National multicentered retrospective review of salvage therapy for pediatric medulloblastoma:  A Canadian Experience
09:41-09:44 FP037 • Kristy Kehoe (United Kingdom): Patterns and Outcomes in Relapsed Paediatric Intracranial Ependymoma: A Single Centre 20-year Experience
09:44-09:50 Flash Discussion
09:50-09:53 FP038 • Mirella Seveso (Italy): Venous air embolism during semisitting position in pediatric posterior fossa tumour surgery: a single center retrospective study
09:53-09:56 FP039 • Lelio Guida (France): Sitting position for posterior fossa lesion surgery: technical considerations and position-related complications in a retrospective monocentric series of 210 patients
09:56-10:00 Flash Discussion
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
Loyola Hall
10:30-12:30 ABSTRACT SESSION 7: Posterior Fossa Oncology I / Epilepsy

Moderators: Flavio Giordano (Italy), Thomas Blauwblomme (France)
10:30-10:33 FP040 • Thomas Beez (Germany): Tumor sample collection as a quality indicator in a certified pediatric oncology center – the neurosurgical perspective
10:33-10:36 FP041 • Adam Biard (France): Blood brain barrier characteristics in diffuse midline glioma and impact of the opening with ultrasound on delivery of neoplastic drugs
10:36-10:39 FP042 • Anton Früh (Germany): Retrospective study of biopsies taken from caudal brainstem tumors in pediatric patients
10:39-10:50 Flash Discussion
10:50-10:53 FP043 • Rehman Baig (United Kingdom): Molecular Subgroup of Medulloblastoma: Evaluation of contribution to CSF diversion Following Tumour Resection
10:53-10:56 FP044 • Paolo Frassanito (Italy): Enhancing the reliability of Intraoperative ultrasounds in space-occupying brain lesions
10:56-10:59 FP045 • Valentina Baro (Italy): Navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation motor mapping and DTI tractography for diencephalic tumour in pediatric patients
10:59-11:05 Flash Discussion
11:05-11:15 IL07 • Helio Rubens Machado (Brazil): Stereo EEG and EcoG to define the Seizure Onset Zone (SOZ) and the Epileptogenic Zone (EZ) in the robotic era
11:15-11:25 OP045 • Karl Roessler (Austria): Intraoperative high field 3Tesla magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric epilepsy and tumor neurosurgery
11:25-11:35 OP046 • Mattia Pacetti (Italy): Lesional epilepsy surgical management inside the epilepsy surgery program at IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini
11:35-11:45 OP047 • Jugoslav Ivanovic (Norway): MRI-guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Hypothalamic Hamartoma – A Norwegian Experience
11:45-11:55 OP048 • Keng Siang Lee (United Kingdom): Accuracy of Robot-Assisted Stereotactic Laser Ablation in Children with Epilepsy
11:55-12:05 OP049 • Alessandro Consales (Italy): Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (MR-gLiTT) of different epileptogenic lesions: report of fifteen pediatric cases
12:05-12:15 ΟP050 • Christian Dorfer (Austria): Factors influencing seizure outcome after ganglioglioma surgery in pediatric patients
12:15-12:18 FP046 • Thomas Blauwblomme (France): Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for the treatment of deep seated brain tumors and focal epilepsies. Monocentric retrospective study of 23 procedures in 20 children
12:18-12:21 FP047 • Andreas Bartley (Sweden): Laser ablation for deep brain tumors in children
12:21-12:24 FP048 • James Baumgartner (United States): Results of Stereo-EEG Electrode Replacement Following LITT for Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy
12:24-12:30 Flash Discussion
 Loyola Hall
12:30-13:30 Luncheon Symposium IΙ  (Click here for details)
 Loyola Hall
13:30-13:40 LECTURE
  IL08 Federico Di Rocco (France): Reminding Michel Zerah and his way from Student to President of the ESPN
Introduced by: Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)

13:40-15:50 ABSTRACT SESSION 8: Epilepsy

Moderators: Jonathan Roth (Israel), Helios Rubens Machado (Brazil)
13:40-13:50 ΟP051 • Karl Roessler (Austria): Towards a better definition of a resection strategy in pediatric LEATs causing refractory epilepsy
13:50-14:00 ΟP052 • Thomas Blauwblomme (France): Preoperative Detection of Subtle Focal Cortical Dysplasia in Children by Combined ASL, VBM, EEG-fMRI, Resting-State Regional Homogeneity, and FDG-PET
14:00-14:10 ΟP053 • Maria Rosaria Scala (Italy): Review of the targeting accuracy of robot-assisted stereo electroencephalography (SEEG) electrode implantation in pediatric epilepsy patients with use of Renishaw 3D neurolocate module
14:10-14:20 ΟP054 • Christian Dorfer (Austria): Short and Long-Term Outcomes after Resective Epilepsy Surgery in Pediatric Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
14:20-14:23 FP049 • Maria Rosaria Scala (Italy): Seizure and neuropsychological outcome after surgery of low-grade associated-epilepsy tumors: a single center, retrospective, observational study
14:23-14:26 FP050 • Thomas Blauwblomme (France): Chloride deregulation in Focal Cortical Dysplasia type 2
14:26-14:29 FP051 • Dwarakanath Srinivas (India): Deep brain stimulation in paediatric dystonia:therapeutic realism over nihilism
14:29-14:32 FP052 • Juan Bottan (Canada): Role of resting state functional MRI in preoperative language mapping in children with therapy resistant epilepsy: ready for clinical use?
14:32-14:40 Flash Discussion
14:40-14:50 IL09 • Marcelo Volpon Santos (Brazil): Rasmussen encephalitis: indications for surgery and long-term results
14:50-15:00 IL10 • Sandi Lam (United States): Endoscopic assisted Henipherotomy
15:00-15:10 IL11 • Enrico Ghizoni (Brazil): Hemispheric epilepsy surgery in hemispheric malformative diseases. Is minimally invasive definitely the route?
15:10-15:20 OP055 • Thomas Blauwblomme (France): Interhemispheric transcallosal hemispherotomy: technique, outcome, pitfalls. A single center retrospective series of 31 cases
15:20-15:30 OP056 • Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale (Germany): Vertical, Parasagittal Transventricular Hemispherotomy in Pediatric Drug Resistant Epilepsy - Single Center Retrospective Study
15:30-15:40 OP057 • Jonathan Roth (Israel): Hippocampal resection during hemispherotomy – is it needed?
15:40-15:50 OP058 • Melissa LoPresti (United States): Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Children: Outcomes and Future Directions
15:50-16:10 COFFEE BREAK
Alighieri Hall
16:10-17:10 POSTER TRACK | 2.1: Epilepsy

Moderators: Luca Massimi (Italy), Daniel Nilsson (Sweden)
16:10-16:15 PP034 • Jose Hinojosa Bernal-Mena (Spain): Drug-resistant epilepsy secondary to Delalande type IV giant hypothalamic hamartoma
16:15-16:20 PP035 • Arthur R. Kurzbuch (Switzerland): Non-pharmacological treatment options of drug-resistant epilepsy in subcortical band heterotopia
16:20-16:25 PP036 • Daniel Nilsson (Sweden): Laser ablation for focal epilepsy from deep lesions – outcome and complications
16:25-16:30 PP037 • Eva Brichtova (Czech Republic): Vagus nerve stimulation in children – 15 years experience in Brno Epilepsy Center
16:30-16:35 PP038 • František Horn (Slovakia): VNS - Vagus Nerve Stimulatuon in Epilepsy
16:35-16:40 PP039 • Ali Ifraitekh (Jordan): Use of antiepileptic drugs as prophylaxis against posttraumatic seizures in the pediatric population, a systematic review and meta-analysis
16:40-16:45 PP040 • Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Can neuropsychology and neurosurgery advance knowledge and treatment in pediatric lesional epilepsy? A critical review of the literature about working on working together
16:45-16:50 PP041 • Burcu Göker (Turkey): Ventriculo-gallbladder shunting as an alternative treatment for complicated shunt dysfunction
16:50-16:55 PP042 • Matthias Krause (Germany): Topical instillation of vancomycin minimizes the rate of CSF shunt infections in children
16:10-17:10 POSTER TRACK | 2.2: Hydrocephalus

Moderators: Claudio Matei (Romania), Thomas Beez (Germany)
16:10-16:15 PP043 • Simon Velasco Montano (France): Normal Sonographic Anatomy of the Ventricles in the Healthy Newborn
16:15-16:20 PP044 • Nikolaos Syrmos (Greece): Elements of neuroendoscopic anatomy of the fourth ventricle in young patients-cadaveric studies
16:20-16:25 PP045 • Bojana Zivkovic (Serbia): Treatment of intracranial arachnoid cysts in children during 10 year period
16:25-16:30 PP046 • Christos Chamilos (Greece): Early neuroendoscopic washout for the treatment of Post-Hemorrhagic IVH causing Hydrocephalus in premature neonates
16:30-16:35 PP047 • Claudiu Matei (Romania): Management of post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus in neonates
16:35-16:40 PP048 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Valiation of the ETVSS - A single centre experience
16:40-16:45 PP049 • Nina Junold-Podlogar (Germany): Complications of hydrocephalus treatment in pediatric patients with Miethke plus®Valve
16:45-16:50 PP050 • Alessandra Musarra (Italy): The role of ProGav adjustable valves and related adjustable antisiphon devices in reducing the number of surgeries in children
16:50-16:55 PP051 • Amparo Saenz (United Kingdom): Long-tunneled versus short-tunneled external ventricular drain: a quasi-experimental study in a cohort of pediatric patients
16:55-17:00 PP052 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Occipital lobe infarction in shunt malfunction
17:00-17:05 PP053 • Aygül Wurzer (Austria): Is early shunt implantation a risk factor for shunt infection in preterm infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus?
17:05-17:10 PP054 • Mohsen Yaish (United Kingdom): A comparison of survival and overdrainage rate between pressure and flow regulated ventriculoperitoneal shunts for the management of hydrocephalus in the first year of life
Carducci Hall
16:10-17:00 POSTER TRACK | 2.3: Oncology

Moderators: Frank van Calenbergh (Belgium), Paolo Frassanito (Italy)
16:10-16:15 PP055 • Michelle Kameda-Smith (United Kingdom): Rurality index score and pediatric neuro-oncological outcome in Ontario, Canada
16:15-16:20 PP056 • Rafailia-Nina Karela (Greece): Primary intracranial sarcoma in children. A case  presentation of a rare entity
16:20-16:25 PP057 • Santanu Bora (India): Epidemiology, Investigation, Treatment and Outcome of Pediatric Cushing's Disease: A Case-series
16:25-16:30 PP058 • Santanu Bora (India): Papillary tumor of the pineal region in pediatric patients: A rare entity
16:30-16:35 PP059 • Sergio Capelli (Italy): Long survivor ETANTR: a singular case of a rare childhood brain tumor with an excellent outcome
16:35-16:40 PP060 • Jose Hinojosa Bernal-Mena (Spain): Periventricular and periependymal rosary-like pattern leading to diagnosis of neurosarcoidosis
16:40-16:45 PP061 • Hajira Iftikhar (United Kingdom): A rare presentation of an intraventricular pilocytic astrocytoma in a 14-month-old child
16:45-16:50 PP062 • Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): No impact of perioperative dexamethasone treatment on tumor growth rates after incomplete resection in pediatric low grade gliomas
16:50-16:55 PP063 • Frank Van Calenbergh (Belgium): Disseminated PEComa masquerading as NF-2
16:55-17:00 PP064 • Francesca Vitulli (Italy): Hemostasis in giant intraventricular meningioma in child: use of saline-cooled radiofrequency coagulation
16:10-17:05 POSTER TRACK | 2.4: Posterior Fossa

Moderators: Alexandru Szathmari (France), Paola Peretta (Italy)
16:10-16:15 PP065 • Jennifer Boisgontier (France): Zolpidem's paradoxical restorative action: A case study of functional brain imaging
16:15-16:20 PP066 • Anna Cho (Austria): The telovelar approach for IV. ventricular tumors in children: How we do it without removing C1
16:20-16:25 PP067 • Hakim Derradji (Algeria): Management of obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a posterior fossa tumor in children: about 24 cases operated at the Central Hospital of Army
16:25-16:30 PP068 • Chiara Spezzani (Italy): Robot-assisted transcerebellar stereotactic approach to the posterior fossa in children
16:30-16:35 PP069 • Kristy Kehoe (United Kingdom): Management of Hydrocephalus in Paediatric H3K27-Mutant Diffuse Midline Glioma: A Single Centre Retrospective Review
16:35-16:40 PP070 • Howra Ktayen (United Kingdom): Paediatric intracranial ependymoma: a single centre review over 20 years
16:40-16:45 PP071 • Emanuele La Corte (Italy): Endoscopic Transventricular Biopsy in Brainstem Diffuse Midline Glioma
16:45-16:50 PP072 • Stefanie Ott (Germany): Case-control study on the occurrence of postoperative posterior fossa syndrome in children - dependent on intraoperative factors?
16:50-16:55 PP073 • Amets Sagarribay (Portugal): A rare surgical case of Coats Plus Syndrome
16:55-17:00 PP074 • Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Differential expression of markers of inflammatory microenvironment in medulloblastoma allow for classification according to molecular subgroups
17:00-17:05 PP075 • Peter Spazzapan (Slovenia): Pediatric posterior fossa tumors in Slovenia 2018-2022
17:15-19:00 ESPN General Assembly - ESPN active members
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Loyola Hall
08:00-10:10 ABSTRACT SESSION 9: Hydrocephalus II

Moderators: Christian Dorfer (Austria), Pasquale Gallo (United Kigndom)
08:00-08:10 OP059 • Matthias Krause (Germany): Changes in CSF Surface Tension in Relation to Surfactant Proteins in Children with Intraventricular Hemorrhage
08:10-08:20 OP060Tina Nørgaard Munch (Denmark): The genetic background of hydrocephalus in a population-based cohort: implication of ciliary involvement
08:20-08:30 OP061 • Lucia Darie (United Kingdom): Transition of hydrocephalus patients from paediatric to adult neurosurgery: a single institution experience
08:30-08:40 OP062 Giuseppe Cinalli (Italy): Jugular foramen stenosis in external hydrocephalus
08:40-08:50 OP063 • Lelio Guida (France): Predicting endoscopic third ventriculostomy success in pediatric shunt dysfunction: a monocentric retrospective case-series of 70 consecutive children
08:50-09:00 OP064 Christian Auer (Austria): Neuroendoscopic Lavage in preterm infants with IVH
09:00-09:10 OP065 • Lelio Guida (France): The optimal treatment of hydrocephalus in patients with Dandy Walker  Malformation  and  other  midline posterior fossa  cysts: a  single-center study on 54 patients
09:10-09:20 OP066 • Ludovico Agostini (Italy): Incidence and clinical relevance of the association between trigonocephaly and sylvian fissure arachnoid cysts
09:20-09:23 FP053 • Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Relation of third ventricular diameter (TVD) and ventricular indices to cerebrospinal fluid volumes and brain volume in pediatric hydrocephalus
09:23-09:26 FP054 • Jonas Tellermann (Germany): Noninvasive quantitative approximation of ICP in pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension based on point-of-care ultrasound optic nerve sheath diameter
09:26-09:35 Flash Discussion
09:35-09:38 FP055 • Keng Siang Lee (United Kingdom): Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Shunt Malfunction in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis
09:38-09:41 FP056 • Simone Peraio (Italy): Efficacy of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in the management of shunt failure and predictive factors
09:41-09:44 FP057 • Andreas Schaumann (Germany): Tailored concept for accurate neuroendoscopy: a comparative retrospective single-center study on image-guided neuroendoscopic procedures
09:44-09:47 FP058 • Amparo Saenz (United Kingdom): Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the management of children with cerebrospinal fluid disorders, ventriculomegaly and associated Chiari I Malformation
09:47-09:55 Flash Discussion
09:55-09:58 FP059 • Christian Dorfer (Austria): Placement of EVD in pediatric posterior fossa tumors: safe and efficient or old-fashioned? The Vienna experience
09:58-10:01 FP060 • Hendrik-Jan Mijderwijk (Germany): Predictive models for postoperative hydrocephalus in pediatric patients with posterior fossa tumors
10:01-10:04 FP061 • Matthias Krause (Germany): Perioperative external ventricular drainage vs. no-EVD strategy in pediatric posterior fossa tumors – pilot study results
10:04-10:10 Flash Discussion
10:10-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
Loyola Hall
10:30-12:40 ABSTRACT SESSION 10: HC/ Spine II

Moderators: Laura Valentini (Italy), Matthieu Vinchon (France)
10:30-10:40 OP067 • Maria Licci (Switzerland): Predictive outcome value of angular craniometry in surgical treatment of cerebellar tonsillar herniation
10:40-10:50 OP068 • Claudia Pasquali (Italy): Posterior cranial encephaloceles
10:50-11:00 IL12 • Dwarakanath Srinivas (India): Management of multiple neural tube defects 
11:00-11:10 OP069 • Ann Kristin Schmitz (Germany): Intraoperative neuromonitoring in pediatric occult spinal dysraphism surgery - focus: sacral function and BCR
11:10-11:20 OP070 • Claudia Pasquali (Italy): Lipomas of the cono-cauda region: value of surgery and gross-total resection in the preservation of long-term neurological outcome
11:20-11:30 OP071 • Sara Cabet (France): New insights in craniovertebral junction MR changes leading to stenosis in children with achondroplasia
11:30-11:40 IL13 • Sandip Chatterjee (India): Problems of Correction of Spinal Deformities in small Children
11:40-11:50 OP072 • Maxime Taverne (France): Growth trajectories of the occipito-cervical junction in healthy children: geometry, anatomy, and biomechanics
11:50-12:00 OP073 • Flavie Grenier-Chartrand (Belgium): Cranio-cervical mobility assessment in dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in children
12:00-12:10 IL14 • Wan Tew Seow (Singapore): Spinal lipoma care in Singapore
12:10-12:20 OP074 • Laura Grazia Valentini (Italy): Controversies in Closed Spinal Dysraphisms' surgery: delayed diagnosis and surgery
12:20-12:23 FP062 • Benicio Oton De Lima (Brazil): Neonatal kyphectomy in the child with myelomeningocele
12:23-12:26 FP063 • Sandro Benichi (France): Growth trajectories and postoperative outcomes of the occipito-cervical junction in subgroups of pediatric Chiari malformation type 1
12:26-12:29 FP064 • Giacomo Esposito (Italy): Scoliosis and vertebral anomalies in patients with anorectal malformation
12:29-12:32 FP065 • Alexandru Szathmari (France): Cervical spine surgery for osteoblastoma in a pediatric population. Can the stability of the cervical spine be preserved? Analysis of 4 cases and review of the literature
12:32-12:40 Flash Discussion
 Loyola Hall

Luncheon Symposium IΙΙ
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Loyola Hall
13:30-15:35 ABSTRACT SESSION 11: Oncology II

Moderators: Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus (Germany), Massimo Caldarelli (Italy)
13:30-13:40 IL14 • Maura Massimino (Italy): Impact of the new WHO classification on treatment of pediatric brain tumors
13:40-13:50 OP075 • Francesca Vitulli (Italy): Meta-Analysis and Comparison of Transcranial and Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches for Craniopharyngiomas in Children. Is there an Evolution?
13:50-14:00 OP076 • Martin U. Schuhmann (Germany): Extend of resection determines progression rate and growth velocity of residual tumor after resection of pediatric low grade gliomas
14:00-14:10 OP077 • Sandra Fernandes Dias (United Kingdom): Childhood Tumours in Adults – a single centre analysis
14:10-14:20 OP078 • Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus (Germany): Evaluating the need of early post-operative CCT imaging after brain surgery in children
14:20-14:30 OP079 • Grazia Menna (Italy): Management of orbital tumors in children
14:30-14:40 OP080 • Camilla de Laurentis (France): Sodium Fluorescein-guided surgery for low-grade gliomas in pediatrics: a single-center experience
14:40-14:43 FP066 • Maria Rosaria Scala (Italy): The use of the apparent diffusion coefficient for quantifying the utility of sodium-fluoresceine guided-resection in the surgical management of central nervous system paediatric tumours
14:43-14:50 Flash Discussion
14:50-14:53 FP068 • Kevin Beccaria (France): A comprehensive analysis of infantile tumors to improve differential criteria between DIG/DIA, IHG and their potential overlapping diagnoses
14:53-14:56 FP069 • Eric Vigneul (Belgium): Against the overuse of MRI in neurofibromatosis type 1
14:56-14:59 FP070 • Giulia Melinda Furlanis (Italy): Pediatric thalamopeduncular tumors: advanced preoperative imaging to define a safe surgical planning. A multicentric experience
14:59-15:05 Flash Discussion
15:05-15:08 FP071 • Gregory James (United Kingdom): Establishing a dedicated children's Gamma Knife service - experience from 65 cases
15:08-15:11 FP072 • Rupavathana Mahesparan (Norway): Quality indicators for evaluating the 30- day postoperative outcome in pediatric brain tumor surgery: a 10-year single-center study and systematic review of the literature
15:11-15:14 FP073 • Stefan Rückriegel (Germany): Relaxation technique of imagery based story telling reduces manifestation of anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing brain tumor surgery
15:14-15:17 FP074 • Carmine Mottolese (France): Brainstem tumors in children: a retrospective monocentric experience in the light of genetic and bio-molecular progress
15:17-15:25 Flash Discussion
15:25 Farewell Message
Gianpiero Tamburrini (Italy)

Flash and Oral Awards Ceremony