DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

ACADEMICS

Activities

We are conducting monthly clinicopathological conference every third Thursdays in the Department of Pathology, combined neuro-medicine meeting on every Second Tuesdays at 8:00pm and weekly neuroradiology meeting at 8:00am in the Department of Radiology. Weekly Neuroanatomy and brain dissection 1:00-2:00pm on Saturdays in the Department of Anatomy.

Post-Graduate Training

The Department takes in a candidate each year for the M.Ch course in Neurosurgery. Residents in General Surgery, ENT, Psychiatry, and Neuromedicine are accorded training as part of their specialty rotation postings.

Publications
The Department has to its credit a number of scientific papers published in various journals of national and international repute, which attest to its commitment to clinical research and academic excellence.

Scientific Papers

01. Congenital Dermal sinus: Poor Awareness Leads to Delayed Diagnosis. Ramnarayanan, Anto, Alapatt � Childs Nervous System (European Society Journal for Paediatric Neurology – Accepted for Publication) 2005

02. Anterior Cervical Discectomy for Spondylotic Myeloradiculopathy � The Journal of Calicut Ortho Alumni Association Vol.1, No.3, Pages 47 to 50 Oct-Dec 2003.

03. Scimitar Sacrum � Neuroimage. Neurology India Vol.52, Issue No.2, June 2004.

04. Falcotentorial Plasmacytoma � A Case Report. Surgical Neurology. 2004 Aug; 62(2): 178-9

05. Calvarial Tuberculosis: A Case Report. Vol.52, Issue No.2, June 2004.

06. Cranioplasty � A Review Article � Indian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Vol.35 No: 2 Dec 2002, P 95-108.

07. Delayed Extradural Haematoma � A Case Report. Neurology India Volume 50; No.3 September 2002.

08. Growing Intracerebral Haematoma � A Case Report, Journal of the Indian Medical Association

09. Ectopic Meningioma � A Case Report, Neurology India.

10. Cerebral Toxoplasmosis in a Patient with AIDS � Letters to the Editor, Indian Journal of Radiology & Imageology, 9: 4; 202-203.

11. Cerebral Toxoplasmosis � A Case Report, Neurology India, March 2000.

12. Approaches to Malignant Lesions of Skull Base. Progress in Clinical Neurosciences, 1997, Chapter 23, P.303-316.

13. Giant Cell Reparatory Granuloma of Facial Bones, British Journal of Neurosurgery, February 1992.

14. Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle, Kerala Medical Journal, 1991.

15. OPLL � A Rare Cause of Cervical Myelopathy, Kerala Medical Journal, January, 1991.

16. Metastasis of Carcinoma Breast to an Intracranial Meningioma, Neurology India, 1990.

17. Intradural Disc Rupture L4-L5 Level, Neurology India, 1990.

Text Books

A Colour Atlas on Cranio-Cerebral Trauma

ISBN No.81-7179-914-9. (Funded by the National Book Trust, New Delhi)

Papers Presented at Various Forums

Epidermoid Cysts � 25 years Experience, 39th Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, 1990.

Ultrasound Study in 25 cases of Myelomeningocoele, 40th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, 1991.

Cerebral Toxoplasmosis � A Case Report, 47th Annual Conference of NSI, 1998.

Autologous Bone-grafts for Skull Defects, Annual Conference of NSI State Chapter, Cochin, 1999.

Cranioplasty in Skull Defects, 48th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, December 1999, Hyderabad

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage � Our Initial Surgical Experience, Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Calicut, March 2000.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Calicut, March 2000. ( Best Paper Award for the year 2000).

The Biomechanics of Head Injuries Due to Falling Coconuts � A Retrospective Analysis, 5th World Conference of Injury, Prevention and Control, New Delhi, March 2000.

Myths and Facts about Helmets � Neurosurgeon�s Perspective, 5th World Conference of Injury, Prevention and Control, New Delhi, March 2000.

Retrospective Analysis of Fatal Head Injuries � 100 Consecutive Cases with Special Reference to Autopsy Studies, 5th World Conference of Injury, Prevention and Control. New Delhi, March 2000.

The Golden Rules in Head Injury, 5th World Conference of Injury, Prevention and Control. New Delhi, March 2000.

Diffuse Axonal Injury and Hypoxic Brain Injury – A Histopathological Study. Golden Jubilee Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, December 2001, Mumbai.

Lumbar Disc Prolapse with Sphincter Involvement � Calicut Experience, National Spine Conference, Kodaikanal 2001.

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage � Our Initial Experience, Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery, 2nd Annual Conference, Cochin, December 2002.

Subdural Empyema � A Prospective and Retrospective Study, 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, December 2002.

Intracranial Rosai�Dorfman Disease – A Rare Entity, 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, December 2002.

Acute Subdural Hematomas � A Five Year Retrospective Study, 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, December 2002.

Extradural Arachnoid Cysts of the Spinal Cord � A Case Report, Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Kottayam, February 2003.

Neurenteric Cysts of the Spinal Cord � A Case Report, Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Kottayam, February 2003.

Neuroendoscopy � Our Initial Experience, Midterm Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Perinthalmanna, October 2003.

Acoustic Schwannomas � A Retrospective Study, Midterm Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Perinthalmanna, October 2003.

Rare Intramedullary Lesions, Midterm Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Perinthalmanna, October 2003.

Spontaneous Subarachnoid Haemorrhage � Our Initial Experience from Medical College, Calicut, NSI Annual Conference, Chandigarh, December 2003.

Trans-lamina terminalis Approach to Retrochiasmatic Lesions, NSI Annual Conference, Chandigarh, December 2003.

Spinal Arachnoid Cyst � 3 Case Reports, NSI Annual Conference, Chandigarh, December, 2003 (poster presentation).

CSF Rhinorrhoea � Combined Intradural � Extradural Repair, NSI Annual Conference, Chandigarh, December, 2003 (poster presentation).

Ventriculoscopy � A Good Approach for Thalamic lesions, Mid term Conference, Vaikom 2004.

�Two Rare Congenital Anomalies � Cervical Meningocoele and Hemimegalencephaly�, Neurocon, Thrissur, 2005.

�All that is Black is Not Melanin�, Neurocon, Thrissur, 2005.

�Third Ventriculostomy and Biopsy of Thalamic Lesion� – Video Presentation, Neurocon, Thrissur, 2005.

�Rhizotomy for Spasticity – A Case Report� – Dr Prem Kumar S, Dr Jacob Alapatt; Mid-term Neurocon, Thiruvalla, 2005.

�Plagiocephaly � A Case Report� � Dr Ramesh C V, Dr Jacob Alapatt, Mid term Neurocon, Thiruvalla, 2005.

�Two Cases of Sacrococcygeal Chordoma�, Dr Radhakrishnan M, Dr Jacob Alapatt; Mid-term Neurocon, Thiruvalla, 2005

Post-Op Angios in Aneurysm Surgery, Callosum 06 – Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Cochin April 2006

�Endoscopic Excision of Colloid Cysts� � Dr.Radhakrishnan M, Dr.Jacob P Alapatt, 2nd Best Paper Award.

�Post-op Angios in Aneurysm Surgery� – Dr. Tharun Krishna, Dr. Jacob P Alapatt, Callosum 2006 � Annual Conference of NSI Kerala Chapter, Cochin, Fen 25-26, Taj Residency, Cochin.

�Endoscopic Surgery for Colloid Cysts� – Prof. Jacob P Alapatt, Dec. 20-23. Neurocon 2006 � 55th Annual Conference of NSI, Madurai.

�Fusiform Aneurysm of Cerebral Vasculature: Contentions and Dilemmas in Management� – Dr. Tharun Krishna, Prof. Jacob P Alapatt. Award Paper at the 4th South Asian Neurosurgical Congress (SANC 2007), Feb 16-18, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

�Vision Improvement After Trans-sphenoidal Surgery � Our Initial Experience� – Dr. Radhakrishnan M, Prof. Jacob P Alapatt, NSI Kerala Chapter, Annual Conference, March 1, Pagoda Resorts, Alleppey.

�Five Year Retrospective Analysis of Acoustic Schwannoma � Calicut Experience� – Dr. Prem Kumar S, Prof. Jacob P. Alapatt; NSI Kerala Chapter, Annual Conference, March 1, Pagoda Resorts, Alleppey.

�Our initial experience in Stereotactic surgery � 18 case series � National Stereotactic surgery at Vellore 2009.

Guest Lectures (delivered by Prof. Jacob P. Alapatt)

�Head Trauma� � Golden Jubilee CME of Dept. of Anaesthesiology, CMC at IMA Hall, Calicut March 25, 2007.

�Neuroendoscopy – A Necessity in Our Armamentarium� – NSI Mid-term Meet, Oct 22 nd 2006 Kollam

�Surgical Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage� � 26th August 2006, IMA Calicut.

�MINS� � Ehrlichs Society Meet

�Traumatic Brain Injury� � Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Physiotherapists � Kerala Chapter., Calicut

�Clinico-radiological Correlation of Benign CNS Tumours� � Calicut Pathology Club Meeting

�Hydrocephalus in Children – Management Algorithms� � Child Neurology Update 2006 of Calicut Neurological Society, 02 April 2006, Calicut.

�Tribute to a Legend: A Eulogy on Prof. M. Sambasivan� � Callosum 2006, Annual Conference of the NSI Kerala Chapter, February 2006, Cochin

�Neuroendoscopy – Present and Future�, Calicut Surgical Club, Jan 10, 2006, Calicut

Surgical Interventions in Pain Management, CME on Pain, Physiatrists Society, December 2005, Calicut,

Chair person for the session – �Venous Considerations in Lateral Skull Base Approaches� by Katsumi Sakata, International Skull-Base Surgery Conference, Cochin, November 2005

Methods of Brain Relaxation in Surgery for CP Angle Lesions� at Neurocon, Trichur, 2005

Acoustic Neuroma, Annual Conference of AOI, Malabar branch, May 2003.

Head Injury, CME Session of IMA State Conference, November 2000, Thiruvananthapuram.

Peripheral Nerve Repair – Surgical Aspects, National Annual Conference of Physiatrists, Calicut, 2000.

ICP Monitoring in Neurosurgery, CME on Recent Advances in Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgical Update, Trivandrum, 1998.


İstanbul Evden Eve Nakliyat