The October 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video Demonstrates Neurosurgical Techniques for the Treatment of Pain

Charlottesville, VA (October 1, 2020). The October issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video (Vol. 3, Issue 2 []) features 16 video articles on surgery for pain. An introduction to the issue is provided by the July topic editors: Jason M. Schwalb, Kim J. Burchiel, Parag G. Patil, and Tipu Z. Aziz.

From the October topic editors,

“This collection represents the breadth of techniques in the neurosurgical treatment of pain, be they microsurgical, percutaneous, ablative, neurophysiologic, and/or neuromodulatory. We are hopeful that these videos, many from pioneers in the field, will be an enduring resource to surgeons wishing to add these procedures to their armamentarium or to further advance their existing techniques.”

The October issue contains the following:

  • “Introduction: Surgery for pain” by Jason M. Schwalb et al.
  • “Microvascular transposition using Teflon sling technique” by Mitchell W. Couldwell et al.
  • “Trigeminal interfascicular neurolysis (nerve combing) for refractory recurrent neuralgia in multiple sclerosis” by Paolo Ferroli et al.
  • “Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia caused by trigeminocerebellar artery” by Norio Ichimasu et al.
  • “Teflon bridge technique for endoscopic-assisted microvascular decompression of ectatic basilar artery and anterior inferior cerebellar artery for trigeminal neuralgia: operative video and technical nuances” by James K. Liu and Asif Shafiq
  • “Neuromodulation of the lingual nerve: a novel technique” by Kevin Zhao et al.
  • “Peripheral nerve stimulator for terminal sciatic nerve neuromas in an amputee” by Lekhaj C. Daggubati et al.
  • “Dorsal root ganglion stimulation for treatment of complex regional pain syndrome of the foot” by Kevin Hines et al.
  • “Surgical treatment of spasticity: intrathecal baclofen pump implantation under subarachnoid block” by Alba Scerrati et al.
  • “Modified McKenzie procedure for the treatment of fixed painful torticollis” by Zaid Aljuboori et al.
  • “Modified dorsal root entry zone lesioning for pain relief in cervical root avulsion injury” by Keisuke Takai and Makoto Taniguchi
  • “Brachial plexus avulsion neuropathic refractory pain: association of spinal cord stimulation and DREZotomy for complex pain” by Rômulo A. S. Marques et al.
  • “Dorsal root entry zone lesion: nuances of the technique and long-term results” by Stefano Ferraresi et al.
  • “Microsurgical DREZ lesions for the control of cancer-related pain” by Edoardo Mazzucchi et al.
  • “Percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for pain” by M. Benjamin Larkin et al.
  • “Limited midline myelotomy for visceral pain” by M. Benjamin Larkin et al.
  • “Stereotactic radiofrequency ventral posterolateral thalamotomy for cancer pain” by Abteen Mostofi et al.

Please join us in viewing these incredible video articles on surgery for pain.



For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Jo Ann M. Eliason, Communications Manager, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, One Morton Drive, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903; Email:  Phone 434-982-1209.

Neurosurgical Focus: Video, an open-access, quarterly, peer-reviewed video journal, covers different neurosurgical techniques in depth each month. Each video article is composed of an operative video as well as a written narrative of the video with references. Complete video articles are freely accessible at; the videos themselves can also be accessed through YouTube. Each issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video constitutes a state-of-the-art video chapter in the field of neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus: Video is one of five journals published by the JNS Publishing Group, the scholarly journal division of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Other peer-reviewed journals published by the JNS Publishing Group each month include the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus. All five journals can be accessed at

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. For more information, visit