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Salman Abbasi Fard

Salman Abbasi Fard
California Institute of Neurosience · Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon

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September 2015 - present
California Institute of Neurosience
Position
  • SBMT- Haag Streit Clinical and Research Skull Base Fellowship
September 2014 - September 2015
The University of Arizona
Position
  • Spine Fellowship
May 2014 - September 2014
University of California, San Diego
Position
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

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Publications (57)
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Oligodendrogliomas (ODGs) are rare brain tumors in adults, mostly presenting as a supratentorial solid mass, while less than 10% occur infratentorially. Infratentorial cystic ODGs are extremely rare. We reported a large partially cystic cerebellar ODG in a 31‐week pregnant patient with an unusual presentation and discussed the challenging managemen...
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BACKGROUND One of the most common causes of central nervous system (CNS) opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients is toxoplasmosis. It can cause focal or disseminated brain lesions leading to neurological deficit, coma, and death. Prompt management with optimal antibiotics is vital. However, the diagnosis of cerebral toxoplasmosis is...
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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the existing Spetzler-Martin (SM), Spetzler-Ponce (SP), and Lawton-Young (LY) grading systems for cerebellar arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and to propose a new grading system to estimate the risks associated with these lesions. METHODS: Data for patients with cerebellar AVMs treated micr...
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Introduction: Cerebellar arteriovenous malformations (CAVMs) represent a challenging lesion to treat given their close proximity to the brain stem, greater propensity for rupture, and higher rates of morbidity and mortality than other brain AVMs (BAVMs). This investigation seeks to describe and characterize the features of these rare and unique le...
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Introduction: Brain is suspended in CSF-filled subarachnoid space by subarachnoid trabeculae (SAT), which are collagen-reinforced columns stretching between arachnoid and pia maters. Much neuro-anatomical research so far has been focused on the subarachnoid cisterns and arachnoid matter but reported data on the SAT is limited. This study will prov...
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Background: Various techniques have been used for wrap-clipping a ruptured, fusiform intracranial aneurysm. However, there is no available literature on use of the falx cerebri for wrap-clipping. Objective: We present a review of the literature with an illustrative case, with a ruptured fusiform pericallosal artery aneurysm firmly attached to th...
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Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is an ominous injury with high mortality and morbidity in trauma patients. Improved survival has been observed with advancements in pre-hospital and hospital care. Furthermore, high quality imaging studies are accessible at most trauma centers; these are crucial for prompt diagnosis of AOD. The objectiv...
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Introduction: Risk assessment prior to surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) is a crucial and important factor for patients suffering from cerebellar AVM. Despite the growing body of literature pertaining to cerebellar AVMs, a cerebellar specific, prognostic, and clinically applicable grading system for these unique lesions remain...
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Introduction: In unstable Thoracolumbar spine fractures, controversies exist regarding the surgical approach and outcome of patients after treatment. In this study, we reported the clinical and radiographic outcomes of multimodal surgical stabilization of thoracolumbar fractures based on a retrospective data analysis. METHODS: Forty-one consecutive...
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Teflon granuloma is a rare complication of microvascular decompression, and is often misdiagnosed by neurosurgeons. Its etiology is not well understood, although bleeding into the Teflon implant might be a plausible reason. Herein, we present a case report, wherein, previous Teflon implant had migrated forward along the superior aspect of the trige...
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Purpose The minimally invasive (MI) lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) approach has become increasingly popular for the treatment of degenerative lumbar spine disease. The neural anatomy of the lumbar plexus has been studied; however, the pertinent surgical vascular anatomy has not been examined in detail. The goal of this study is to examine t...
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Over the past few years, the understanding of stem cells as a potential therapeutic source has significantly evolved, and the previous concept of irreparable neural injury is being reconsidered. Stem cells are pluripotent cells with high differentiation potential. Induced proliferation and differentiation of these cells under optimal in vitro condi...
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Spinal cord injury is one of the main causes of disability in the young population. Based on the underlying pathological changes, many modalities of treatments have been trialed. However, the most promising so far, has been the replacement of lost cellular elements, using stem cells and non-stem cells transplantation. The route of cellular administ...
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Spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating neurologic conditions that mostly affects young, and otherwise healthy, patients. Following the primary phase of injury, deleterious secondary inflammation and vascular disruption lead to a more sustained and permanent damage. Over the years, various animal models of spinal cord injury have been dev...
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There is ample evidence supporting concomitant fusion after intradural spinal tumor resection in select pediatric patients. Unfortunately, the data are scarcer in adults. The objective of this work is to review the published literature and analyze practice patterns for stabilization and fusion after intradural tumor resection in adults. We performe...
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Review of the articles. The objective of this study was to review all articles related to spinal instability to determine a consensus statement for a contemporary, practical definition applicable to thoracolumbar injuries. Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurological deficits, disability, defo...
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Background: Atlantoaxial surgical fixation is widely employed treatment strategy for a myriad of pathologies affecting the stability of the atlantoaxial joint. The most common technique used in adults, and in certain cases in children, involves a posterior construct with C1 lateral mass screws, and C2 pars or pedicle screws. This technical note aim...
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This cadaveric study aims to reexamine the corridors to the anterior cervicothoracic junction, relative to the left brachiocephalic vein, and to present these working corridors as either supra- or infra-brachiocephalic. The anterior cervicothoracic junction incorporates the seventh cervical vertebrae through the fourth thoracic vertebrae (C7–T4) an...
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We evaluated the anatomical considerations specific to the high anterior retropharyngeal approach to the cervical spine. Surgical exposure of the anterior upper cervical spine can sometimes be challenging due to the surrounding neurovascular structures. Using three adult cadavers, we performed high anterior retropharyngeal cervical dissection of th...
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Atlantoaxial surgical fixation is widely employed treatment strategy for a myriad of pathologies affecting the stability of the atlantoaxial joint. The most common technique used in adults, and in certain cases in children, involves a posterior construct with C1 lateral mass screws, and C2 pars or pedicle screws. This technical note aims to provide...
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We are reporting another case of SDP which showed aggressive behavior and presented with parenchymal brain involvement. Case Report A 47-year-old man suffered from chronic headache, left hemiparesis, mood depression, and two episodes of generalized tonic colonic seizures 3 months before was admitted to our hospital. He had no significant medical hi...
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Introduction: Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurologic deficit, disability, deformity, pain, and represent a great economic burden to society. The determination of spinal stability is an important task for spine surgeons, since treatment strategies rely heavily on this assessment. However,...
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Introduction: Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurologic deficit, disability, deformity, pain, and represent a great economic burden to society. The determination of spinal stability is an important task for spine surgeons, since treatment strategies rely heavily on this assessment. However,...
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Introduction Freehand techniques for thoracic pedicle screw placement have gained popularity as they reduce intraoperative radiation exposure and overall operative time. The goal of this work is to present our technique as well as systematically and comprehensively review the published literature on this topic. Material and Methods A PubMed search...
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This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) to assess nutritional status of Iranian population and to compare its psychometric properties between patients suffering from a chronic disease, healthy elderly and younger adults. As a group of elderly with a chronic disease, 143 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients...
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To evaluate the efficacy and side-effects of cyclosporine-A (CsA) in improvement of consciousness and cognitive dysfunction of patients with diffuse axonal injury (DAI) after traumatic brain. This study is designed as a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled with 100 patients suffered from DAI. CsA was administered to the intervention group (n...
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Objectives: This pilot trial was conducted to establish whether Boswellia Serrata (BS), a traditional herbal medicine, could improve the outcome of patients who have diffuse axonal injury (DAI). Methods: In total, 38 patients with pure DAI were enrolled in this 12-week, double-blind, randomized, cross-over study. The patients were randomly assig...
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Most neurosurgeons and anesthesiologists prefer the less invasive intervention for most surgeries; recently, the lumbar anesthesia is more popular method. In this study we have tried to distract the attention of the patients to their favorite video-clip instead of their surrounding operating room background to evaluate the hemodynamic as well as th...
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Background: Trans-pedicular screw placements have been an increasingly popular procedure in many neurosurgery and orthopedic departments. Any mistake at performing the technique could be followed by irreversible neurological deficit and damage of Para spinal vital structures as well as less stability for future fusion.
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Background: Although primary spinal cord tumors (PSCTs) comprise a minority of primary central nervous system tumors, they often impose a great deal of morbidity on their victims. Few epidemiologic studies have addressed PSCTs in Iran. Materials and Methods: We analyzed the demographic/clinical features of all primary intraspinal tumors (with a spe...
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Background: Although primary spinal cord tumors (PSCTs) comprise a minority of primary central nervous system tumors, they often impose a great deal of morbidity on their victims. Few epidemiologic studies have addressed PSCTs in Iran. MaterialsandMethods: We analyzed the demographic/clinical features of all primary intraspinal tumors(with a specif...
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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is the most common cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhage. Repeated bleeding may be presented with vascular dementia. We have reported a 68-year-old normotensive demented patient with proba-ble CAA presented with hemiparesia, headache and vomiting. According to the experience of this case, it is recom-mended to c...
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Head injury is the most important cause of death caused by trauma. Decompressive craniectomy is the bestknown way to reduce otherwise intractable intracranial pressure and its complications in traumatic brain injury. Objective: This aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with decompressive craniectomy after severe traumatic brain...
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Background: Head injury is the most important cause of death caused by trauma. Decompressive craniectomy is the best-known way to reduce otherwise intractable intracranial pressure and its complications in traumatic brain injury. Aim: This aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with decompressive craniectomy after severe traumati...
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Backgrounds: Traumatic brain injuries are common mortality causes in many countries. Electrocardiogram (ECG) changes after brain injuries are known, and among them alteration of QT interval is common. The aim of this study was to evaluate QT interval changes in patients suffering from moderate-to-severe brain injuries. Methods: In a descriptive ana...
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Hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis commonly presents with pulmonary and hepatic cysts. Primary paraspinal muscle cysts are a rare presentation. We report a case of hydatid cyst within paraspinal muscles presenting with cervical mass and associated pain. The hydatid disease serological test was negative...
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Extramedullary hematopoiesis occurs in approximately 15% of cases of thalassemia. Intracranial deposits of extramedullary hematopoiesis are an extremely rare compensatory process in intermediate and severe thalassemia. We present an unusual case of an intracranial extramedullary hematopoiesis with a choroid plexus origin in a 34-year-old Caucasian...
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Everyday, neurosurgeons face the problem of orientation within the brain but the advent of stereotactic surgery and neuronavigation have solved this problem. Frame-based stereotactic systems (FBSS) and neuronavigation systems have their own strengths and priority and pitfalls, which were the main driving force for us to design a new system. This hy...
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Background: Non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a major complication of high blood pressure that sometimes needs surgical intervention, but still debates exist on which techniques of surgery is superior.This study was designed in order to compare surgical results of neuroendoscopic procedure assisted by a predesigned micro retractor wit...
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Background: Nontrumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is one of the results of hypertension. The treatment is surgery for some patients; but the best type of surgery is controversial. This study aimed to compare an endoscopy-guided method with open craniotomy removal of nontrumatic intracerebral hemorrhage. Methods: In this clinical trial study, p...
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Ne eu ur ro ol lo og gi ia a i i N Ne eu ur ro oc ch hi ir ru ur rg gi ia a P Po ol ls sk ka a 2011; 45, 4 387 Correspondence address: A A b b s s t t r r a a c c t t Hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis commonly presents with pulmonary and hepatic cysts. Primary paraspinal muscle cysts are a rare presen...
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To evaluate the efficacy of aminophylline infusion as a painkiller compared with placebo in patients with acute renal colic. From March to August 2005, 141 patients with clinical renal colic, who were under 60 years of age, had no history of heart or hepatic failure, asthma, theophylline or beta blocker use, reaction to methylxantines, pregnancy or...

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