Historical vignette: Cushing's experience with the surgical treatment of spinal dysraphism

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Brian V. Nahed, Jennifer R. Voorhees, Cormac O. Maher, Dennis D. Spencer

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Abstract

Although Harvey Cushing is best known for his role in developing surgical treatments for tumors of the central nervous system, he performed diverse neurosurgical procedures throughout his career, both at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1886-1912) and at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (1912-1932). His unique and innovative approach to the treatment of myelomeningoceles associated with hydrocephalus, displayed early in his career, is characteristic of his attempts to circumvent the technical limitations of his time in the management of neurosurgical problems. In this report, the authors discuss the evolution of Cushing's technique in the treatment of myelomeningoceles through two illustrative patient records.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume102 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
StatePublished - May 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Harvey Cushing
  • History of neurosurgery
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Spinal dysraphism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Cohen-Gadol, A. A., Nahed, B. V., Voorhees, J. R., Maher, C. O., & Spencer, D. D. (2005). Historical vignette: Cushing's experience with the surgical treatment of spinal dysraphism. Journal of neurosurgery, 102 PEDIATRICS(SUPPL. 4), 441-444.