Case of the Month Archives

We invite you to browse our previous "Cases of the Month":



'An incidental bony lesion destroying the C7 lateral mass' by Mario Ganau, Rabab Al-Sharani, Michael G. Fehlings. Department of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada


'An atypical case of sciatica'


'5-year-old boy admitted following a series of tonic-clonic seizures'


"A case of atypical epilepsy', by Adrien Thomas May, Karl Schaller, Marco Vincenzo Corniola. Department of Neurosurgery, Geneva.


"A 38-year-old man presented with a sudden amnesia", by by S Bamps MD, F Van Calenbergh MD, Dept of Neurosurgery – University Hospital Leuven, Belgium

April 2017

"A 50 year-old male presented with new onset of left hemiparesis for the past 2 days", by Claudiu Matei and Victoria Birlutiu, 'Lucian Blaga' University, Sibiu, Romania.

March 2017

by Moncef BERHOUMA  MD, MSc, FEBNS, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Lyon – France. Contact:

January 2017

"A Neurosurgical Emergency in a Child”, by Marina Brigui, MD and Ulrika Sandvik, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery. Karolinska University Hospital. Stockholm.

December 2016

"59-year-old male presents with new onset headaches" by By Yosef Laviv, Harsha Gopal and Ekkehard Kasper (USA)

October 2016

"The Usual Suspects?" by Giannantonio Spena (Italy).

September 2016

"A 22-year old man presents with a swelling around the right orbital region." by S Sperker, F Neff and D Schul (Germany). This case can be discussed further on

August 2016

"A 60-year-old old lady presents with a sudden onset severe headache, feeling awful and deterioration in vision..." by Saraubh Sinha, Department of Neurosurgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK

July 2016

"Cystic mass in posterior cranial fossa presenting with sudden onset of trigeminal neuralgia" by Luciano Mastronardi, MD, PhD, Ettore Carpineta, MD, Raffaelino Roperto, MD, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy

June 2016

"What you see, isn’t always what you get: Visual impairment by (peri-)sellar lesion" by by S De Vleeschouwer, J Verhoeven, P Demaerel, and R Sciot, of University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium

May 2016

"A difficult case to diagnose" by Moncef Berhouma, Department of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Lyon, France

April 2016

"A 67-year-old patient with visual field loss and dysphagia" by Yosef Laviv, and Ekkehard Kasper, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA USA

March 2016

"42-year-old female presented with nuchal and cervical headaches for 3 months" by Yosef Laviv*, Matthew P. Anderson** and Ekkehard M. Kasper*, * Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery and ** Departments of Neurology/Pathology; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA USA

February 2016

"A 12-hour operation starting at midnight – making of a perfect neurosurgical weekend" by Michael Hart, Kieren Allinson, Ramez Kirollos and Thomas Santarius, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

January 2016

"Brain metastases in malignant melanoma" by Jens Gempt, Bernhard Meyer (Technische Universität München, Germany), Florian Ringel (Technische Universität München and Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany)

December 2015

"Spinal cord herniation: unusual delayed postsurgical complication following excision of C1-2 intradural extramedullary neurofibroma" by Marcel Ivanov, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

November 2015

"A case of chronic dysaesthesia in the torso and upper limbs" by Hamza Soleiman and Andreas K Demetriades, Department of Neurosurgery, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

October 2015

"Missing the obvious – by a long shot" by Aki Laakso, Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Hospital

September 2015

"25-year old man presented after a motorbike accident. Patient had a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 15 and was vitally stable" by Christian Blume, Christian Andreas Müller, Hans Clusmann, Department of Neurosurgery, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany


July 2015


June 2015

"Management of basilar invagination and atlanto-axial subluxation via distraction of C1-C2 joint using intraarticular spacers and occipito-C2 fixation" by Cumhur Kilincer


May 2015

March 2015

February 2015

"Flat Feet: A rare cause of myelopathy in a teenager" by J Tailor and DC Walsh, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

November 2014

"Cervical myelopathy?!" by ens Gempt, Bernhard Meyer, Florian Ringel, Technische Universität München, Germany

September 2014

"Follow up difficulties of an "incidental finding" in the brain" by Ricky Rasschaert, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium

August 2014

"Management of a vascular incisural tumour" by J Tailor, P D’Urso, D Walsh, King’s College Hospital, London

July 2014

June 2014





December 2013 

November 2013 

June Case of the Month, by Shlomi Constantini






October 2012: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome with extracranial vein dilatation
Case report Discussion


September 2012: Bacterial Brain Abscess Caused by Klebsiellae Pneumoniae in an Adult 
    Case Report                     Discussion


August 2012: Posterior fossa surgery during pregnancy? 
    Case Report                     Discussion


July 2012: Life without the dominant hemisphere - a holohemispheric arteriovenous malformation in       an adult
    Case Report                     Discussion


June 2012: Jugular foramen meningioma with transverse and sigmoid sinuses invasion and jugular
    vein extension 
    Case Report                     Peroperative Figures                       Discussion