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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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Frameless radiosurgery is:

  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery, and I practice it. (74%, 28 Votes)
  • A form of radiation oncology, and I don’t practice it. (26%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

 

When it comes to the performance of spine surgery in the United States, is it your personal view that:

  • Too much is performed. (74%, 35 Votes)
  • More could be performed to help patients. (19%, 9 Votes)
  • The appropriate amount is conducted. (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

 

Before performing surgery for pain relief, it is important to ask the patient to describe the minimum level of pain improvement after surgery that he or she would consider acceptable.

  • Strongly Agree (61%, 20 Votes)
  • Agree (33%, 11 Votes)
  • Disagree (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Strongly Disagree (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

 

I would recommend that medical students choose neurosurgery as their profession because over the course of a career it offers (please select all that apply):

  • Continual intellectual challenge. (73%, 69 Votes)
  • Opportunities to improve the lives of patients. (61%, 57 Votes)
  • High degree of personal satisfaction. (52%, 49 Votes)
  • High degree of decision-making control. (35%, 33 Votes)
  • Opportunities for professional growth. (34%, 32 Votes)
  • Financial security. (32%, 30 Votes)
  • I wouldn't recommend neurosurgery. (16%, 15 Votes)
  • Favorable life-work balance. (7%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

 

My own or my practice's use of social networking software in the next 12 months will include the following areas (please select all that apply):

  • None (48%, 46 Votes)
  • Facebook (35%, 33 Votes)
  • YouTube (23%, 22 Votes)
  • Blogs (text or video) (20%, 19 Votes)
  • Twitter (17%, 16 Votes)
  • Sermo (9%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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