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This 33-year-old, right-handed, Caucasian woman presented with headache and dizziness that started postpartum in 2006. An MRI revealed a colloid cyst without hydrocephalus. Surgical options were discussed but patient did not want any surgical intervention. Hence, the lesion was followed with serial MRI scans and reported to be stable. A careful perusal of the images suggested a possible 1-2 mm growth over nine years. She reported anxiety and a recent increase in dizziness, blurry vision
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Neurosurgeons can and should debate political issues in our meetings and publications.

  • Yes (55%, 92 Votes)
  • No (45%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 168

 

What do you consider the biggest neurosurgical invention in the last 100 years?

  • operating microscope (52%, 145 Votes)
  • bipolar (33%, 91 Votes)
  • frameless stereotaxy (8%, 21 Votes)
  • Bovie (5%, 14 Votes)
  • stereotactic frame (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

 

What role should pediatric neurosurgeons play in care for patients past the age of 18?

  • Collaborative care with the adult-care neurosurgeon until the patient reaches 25. (66%, 57 Votes)
  • Transfer of all care to an adult-care neurosurgeon at the patient age of 18. (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Consultation with other physicians, but no care. (17%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

 

Who is the best fictional neurosurgeon on television?

  • Dr. Derek Shepherd (“Grey's Anatomy”) (47%, 100 Votes)
  • Dr. Ben Casey (“Ben Casey”) (34%, 73 Votes)
  • Dr. Aaron Shutt (“Chicago Hope”) (9%, 19 Votes)
  • Dr. Ann Possible (“Kim Possible”) (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Dr. Douglas Hanson (“3 lbs.”) (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 214

 

  • Preoperative checklists are a useful way to prevent surgical errors. (88%, 79 Votes)
  • Preoperative checklists are needless intrusions that do not improve patient safety. (12%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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