Dr. Schwartz Paper Featured on Cover of Journal of Neurosurgery
A new publication co-authored by Dr. Theodore Schwartz is featured on the cover of the March 2016 issue of theJournal of Neurosurgery. The paper, “Endoscope-assisted endonasal versus supraorbital keyhole resection of olfactory groove meningiomas: comparison and combination of 2 minimally invasive approaches,” was written by Dr. Schwartz along with Dr. Matei Banu, Dr. Alpesh Mehta, Dr. Malte Ottenhausen, Dr. Justin F. Fraser, Dr. Oszkar Szentirmai, Dr. Vijay K. Anand, Dr. Apostolos J. Tsiouris, MD, and Kunal S. Patel.
The paper reports on a study comparing outcomes of endonasal endoscopic surgery for olfactory groove meningiomas to outcomes achieved using the supraorbital (eyebrow) keyhole technique and a combined “above-and-below” approach. Researchers found that the supraorbital eyebrow approach with endoscopic assistance leads to a more complete resection and fewer complications than the purely endonasal endoscopic approach. The endonasal endoscopic approach by itself may be suitable for a small percentage of cases. The combined above-and-below approaches are useful for large tumors with invasion of the ethmoid sinuses.