Publications

2017

Unique findings of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma within cortical tubers in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex: a histopathological evaluation.
Katz JS, Frankel H, Ma T, Zagzag D, Liechty B, Zeev BB, Tzadok M, Devinsky O, Weiner HL, Roth J. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3335-z. PMID: 28074282

Transfrontal and Transsphenoidal Approaches to Pediatric Craniopharyngioma: A National Perspective.
Lin Y, Hansen D, Sayama CM, Pan IW, Lam S. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 23. doi: 10.1159/000455919. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28226329

Virtual surgical planning and 3D printing in repeat calvarial vault reconstruction for craniosynostosis: technical note. 
LoPresti M, Daniels B, Buchanan EP, Monson L, Lam S. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Feb 3:1-5. doi: 10.3171/2016.10.PEDS16301. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors influencing outcomes of the treatment of positional plagiocephaly in infants: a 7-year experience.
Lam S, Pan IW, Strickland BA, Hadley C, Daniels B, Brookshier J, Luerssen TG. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Mar;19(3):273-281. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16275. Epub 2017 Jan 13.

Progression-free survival of children with localized ependymoma treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy or proton-beam radiation therapy.
Sato M, Gunther JR, Mahajan A, Jo E, Paulino AC, Adesina AM, Jones JY, Ketonen LM, Su JM, Okcu MF, Khatua S, Dauser RC, Whitehead WE, Weinberg J, Chintagumpala MM. Cancer. 2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30623. [Epub ahead of print]

Fetal Bradycardia Caused by Maternal Hypothermia after Fetoscopic Repair of Neural Tube Defect.
Mann DG, Nassr AA, Whitehead WE, Espinoza J, Belfort MA, Shamshirsaz AA. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/uog.17501. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28436065

Fetoscopic Open Neural Tube Defect Repair: Development and Refinement of a Two-Port, Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Technique.
Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Shamshirsaz AA, Bateni ZH, Olutoye OO, Olutoye OA, Mann DG, Espinoza J, Williams E, Lee TC, Keswani SG, Ayres N, Cassady CI, Mehollin-Ray AR, Sanz Cortes M, Carreras E, Peiro JL, Ruano R, Cass DL. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;129(4):734-743. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001941. PMID: 28277363


2016

Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study.
Riva-Cambrin J, Kestle JR, Holubkov R, Butler J, Kulkarni AV, Drake J, Whitehead WE, Wellons JC 3rd, Shannon CN, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD Jr, Rozzelle C, Browd SR, Simon TD; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Apr ;7(4):382-90. doi: 10.3171/2015.6.PEDS14670. Epub 2015 Dec 4.

Thirty-day outcomes for posterior fossa decompression in children with Chiari type 1 malformation from the US NSQIP-Pediatric database.
Vedantam A, Mayer RR, Staggers KA, Harris DA, Pan IW, Lam SK. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
Kulkarni AV, Riva-Cambrin J, Holubkov R, Browd SR, Cochrane DD, Drake JM, Limbrick DD, Rozzelle CJ, Simon TD, Tamber MS, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Kestle JR; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Oct;18(4):423-429

Thirty-day outcomes after postnatal myelomeningocele repair: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database analysis.
Cherian J, Staggers KA, Pan IW, Lopresti M, Jea A, Lam S. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Oct;18(4):416-422. PMID: 27258591
 


2015

Cranioplasty for large-sized calvarial defects in the pediatric population: a review. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 
Lam S, Kuether J, Fong A, Reid R. 2015 Jun;8(2):159-70. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1395880. Epub 2014 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 26000090; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4428737.

The impact of steroids, methotrexate, and biologics on clinical and radiographic outcomes inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing fusions at the craniovertebral junction.
Khanna R, Dlouhy BJ, Smith ZA, Lam SK, Koski TR, Dahdaleh NS. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2015 Apr-Jun;6(2):60-4. doi:10.4103/0974-8237.156044. PubMed PMID: 25972710; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4426523.

Reconstructive approach to hostile cranioplasty: A review of the University of Chicago experience.
Fong AJ, Lemelman BT, Lam S, Kleiber GM, Reid RR, Gottlieb LJ. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Apr 29. pii:S1748-6815(15)00192-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.04.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25971417.

Fetoscopic Repair of Meningomyelocele.
Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Shamshirsaz AA, Ruano R, Cass DL, Olutoya OO. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25923030.

Routine use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in posterior fusions of the pediatric spine and incidence of cancer.
Sayama C, Willsey M, Chintagumpala M, Brayton A, Briceño V, Ryan SL, Luerssen TG, Hwang SW, Jea A. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Apr 10:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25860984.