OPERATIVE VIDEO GALLERY
TO SEE YOUR OPERATION
Neuro ICU Site
Spine Surgery Sites
Stem Cell Therapy Site
This site is directed mainly to the medical audience and neurosurgeons,
partially aimed to present the operative and academic activities of Prof. Munir
A. Elias Shawash over 30 years period. Here the neurosurgeon can find the
standards and new modifications in the treatment strategies in paraplegia, brain
tumor, spinal cord injuries, head injury, pain management strategies, including
neuralgia of different etiologies, movement disorders. Neurosurgeon needs a very
long way to understand that, experience is important in this field of medicine -
Stroke and ruptured arterial aneurysms remain in the upper list of difficult
problems, which are far from perfection and the mortality rate remains high.
Spinal surgery is extensive and take 80% of the neurosurgical activities:
prolapsed disc , lumbar, cervical and dorsal are the top ranking in practice
followed by other degenerative spine problems, such as spondylolisthesis, OPLL
with cervical and lumbar canal stenosis.
Neurosurgery has time-sensitive decision-making strategies. This is governed by
the rapidly changing status of the patient. Neurosurgeon must react accordingly
to the recent moment. He must be able to predict, or at least to keep in mind
the possible complications, and react with caution to prevent them, before they
escalate. Intraoperative video documentation made it possible to analyze and
retrospectively discover some causes of complications, which the neurosurgeon
previously blamed himself for that. It became clear, that some triggering
factors for complications are presenting before their eminence.
Here come the power of intraoperative monitoring using IOM ISIS HighLine 32
channel with all available parameters, which can alarm the functional shifts
before they become real disaster and to take the appropriate measures before
they become irreversible.
Neuroanesthesia is the cornerstone in proper navigation of such monitoring to
make it feasible and to guide the patient with safe margins until he pass the
surgical storm. It starts from the preoperative period until the patient is no
more complaining, whatsoever it needs time.
Intraoperative morphological navigation using BrainLab skyvision with the MRI
with the most high standards available with all softwares more empower the
surgeon to know and see all the data and take the proper action and know at
which stage he is standing.
Pentero-C is not only a microscope, it give the neurosurgeon the power to see,
what he could not see before with the appropriate softwares.
Not all new standards in neurosurgery can stand time. Only the good for the
patient's outcome will stand and remain even, if they are too old.
The last years
at Shmaisani hospital functional neurophysiologic navigation ISIS Inomed
Highline 32 channels and BrainLab Suite integrated with Siemens Verio 3 tesla
fMRI with fibertraking (DTI) and other 12 Syngo softwares for intraoperative monitoring are in practice.
It is very sad to say that, very huge medical corporations can misinform the
neurosurgeon about the new products without telling that these items having
disadvantages, but in the contrary, reporting that no morbidity or complications
can arise, until the neurosurgeon discover them in his personal experience.
Profit-oriented corporations must respect the ethics and tell the true story
about any product, so as, at least to be ready to inform the patient and to try
to resolve these possible complications.
With the introduction of new technologies, new dimensions arise and new problems
also. When you have more data, you have more information to deal with and your
tactics and options also may expand further, but despite that, complications
will remain and they will need solutions. At last we are human beings and the
more effort you do, the more spirit comfort you will feel when your life come to
ISIS MER for DBS and Lesioning
Inomed ISIS IOM
highline with 32 channel and Neuroexplorer version 4.2 is functioning for
several months, starting from 01-August-2007. For more detailed information
about this functional neuronavigation machine with its early alarming signals,
please refer to