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Treatment for Cerebrovascular Diseases

Call for Papers

The treatments for cerebrovascular diseases are undergoing remarkable changes. These are occurring in concert with rapid improvements in mechanical thrombectomy, endovascular coiling, flow diversion, physiologic imaging, and microsurgical bypass devices. Advancements in endovascular, radiosurgical, and microsurgical techniques and technologies are achieving technical results that in many instances challenge ‘tried and true’ open surgical or preexisting treatments. The improvement in minimally invasive techniques has generated a number of controversies in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders that currently remain unanswered.

We invite investigators to contribute review articles that will stimulate the continuing effort to understand and answer the controversies existing in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. We are particularly interested in articles comparing the existing evidence for two acceptable treatment practices or management principles where the best option remains undetermined. Original research is also invited as long as it addresses a controversial topic within cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Surgical clipping versus coil embolization for ruptured cerebral aneurysms
  • Flow diversion versus coil embolization for small cerebral aneurysms
  • Reimbursement for acute ischemic stroke therapies without Class I evidence
  • The use of perfusion imaging for acute ischemic stroke thrombectomy patient selection
  • Surgical clipping versus coil embolization for unruptured middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysms
  • Y-stenting for bifurcation aneurysm coil embolization: is it safe?
  • Flow diversion for giant aneurysms: is it better than Hunterian Ligation?
  • Role of endovascular embolization prior to surgery or radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/srt/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/srt/tcd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 November 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 24 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 21 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • J. Mocco, Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA

Guest Editors

  • Moneeb Ehtesham, Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
  • Kyle M. Fargen, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32605, USA