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Adib Abla, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PAM.D.05/2006Medicine
    Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ06/2013Neurological Surgery Residency
    UCSF, San Francisco, CA06/2014Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

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    1. Zaidi HA, Mooney MA, Levitt MR, Dru AB, Abla A, Spetzler RF. Impact of Timing of Intervention Among 397 Consecutively Treated Brainstem Cavernous Malformations. Neurosurgery. 2017 Feb 10. PMID: 28184444.
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    2. Lieber BA, Henry JK, Agarwal N, Day JD, Morris TW, Stephens ML, Abla A. Impact of Surgical Specialty on Outcomes Following Carotid Endarterectomy. Neurosurgery. 2017 Feb 01; 80(2):217-225. PMID: 28175918.
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    3. Ozpinar A, Mendez G, Abla A. Epidemiology, genetics, pathophysiology, and prognostic classifications of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Handb Clin Neurol. 2017; 143:5-13. PMID: 28552158.
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    4. Awad, A.J., Zaidi, H.A., Albuquerque, F.C. and Abla, A.A. Gravity-Dependent Supine Position for the Lateral Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach: An Alternative to the Prone and Sitting Positions: Operative Nuance. Operative Neurosurgery. 2016; 12(4):317-325.
    5. Williamson RW, Abla A, Zabramski JM, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF, Wanebo JE. Revascularization of moyamoya angiopathy in older adults. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov 24. PMID: 27890765.
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    6. Vali A, Abla A, Lawton MT, Saloner D, Rayz VL. Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling of contrast transport in basilar aneurysms following flow-altering surgeries. J Biomech. 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27890537.
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    7. Lawton MT, Abla A, Rutledge WC, Benet A, Zador Z, Rayz V, Saloner D, Halbach V. Bypass Surgery for the Treatment of Dolichoectatic Basilar Trunk Aneurysms: A Work in Progress. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jul; 79(1):83-99. PMID: 26671632.
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    8. Abla A, McDougall CM, Breshears JD, Lawton MT. Intracranial-to-intracranial bypass for posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: options, technical challenges, and results in 35 patients. J Neurosurg. 2016 May; 124(5):1275-86. PMID: 26566199.
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    9. Lawton MT, Abla A. In Reply: Silent Arteriovenous Malformation Hemorrhage and the Recognition of "Unruptured" Arteriovenous Malformation Patients Who Benefit From Surgical Intervention. Neurosurgery. 2015 Nov; 77(5):E843-4. PMID: 26200773.
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    10. Benet A, Plata-Bello J, Abla A, Acevedo-Bolton G, Saloner D, Lawton MT. Implantation of 3D-Printed Patient-Specific Aneurysm Models into Cadaveric Specimens: A New Training Paradigm to Allow for Improvements in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Research. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:939387. PMID: 26539542; PMCID: PMC4619899.
    11. Limaye K, Abla A. We Will Use Antiplatelets As Our First Choice for Prevention of Stroke Recurrence in Cervical Arterial Dissection After Reading CADISS--Will You? World Neurosurg. 2015 Nov; 84(5):1182-4. PMID: 26376201.
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    12. Abla A. Contralateral Transcallosal Transchoroidal Fissure Clipping-Excision of a Ruptured Third-Ventricle Aneurysm and Thalamic Arteriovenous Malformation Resection: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep; 11 Suppl 3:466; discussion 466. PMID: 26087005.
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    13. Han SJ, Rutledge WC, Englot DJ, Winkler EA, Browne JL, Pflugrath L, Cronsier D, Abla A, Kliot M, Lawton MT. The Presto 1000: A novel automated transcranial Doppler ultrasound system. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Nov; 22(11):1771-5. PMID: 26238693.
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    14. Abla A, Lawton MT. Predictors of Complications with Unruptured Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Clipping in a Surgically Treated Series of 416 Patients: A Clip First Approach Is Still Best. World Neurosurg. 2015 Oct; 84(4):884-5. PMID: 26092531.
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    15. Abla A, Nelson J, Kim H, Hess CP, Tihan T, Lawton MT. Silent arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage and the recognition of "unruptured" arteriovenous malformation patients who benefit from surgical intervention. Neurosurgery. 2015 May; 76(5):592-600; discussion 600. PMID: 25714514; PMCID: PMC4425306 [Available on 05/01/16].
    16. Williamson RW, Wilson DA, Abla A, McDougall CG, Nakaji P, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. Clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes in patients with ruptured posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: a comparative analysis. J Neurosurg. 2015 Aug; 123(2):441-5. PMID: 25884260.
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    17. Abla A, Lawton MT. Variability in Endovascular Treatment of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia and Vasospasm in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 84(3):625-6. PMID: 25882794.
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    18. Gandhi GK, Abla A. Three Randomized Controlled Trials Confirm the Benefits of Mechanical Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):946-8. PMID: 25836271.
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    19. Abla A, Spetzler RF. Response. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 15(3):339. PMID: 25879109.
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    20. Potts MB, Lau D, Abla A, Kim H, Young WL, Lawton MT. Current surgical results with low-grade brain arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg. 2015 Apr; 122(4):912-20. PMID: 25658789; PMCID: PMC4422639 [Available on 04/01/16].
    21. Kim H, Abla A, Nelson J, McCulloch CE, Bervini D, Morgan MK, Stapleton C, Walcott BP, Ogilvy CS, Spetzler RF, Lawton MT. Validation of the supplemented Spetzler-Martin grading system for brain arteriovenous malformations in a multicenter cohort of 1009 surgical patients. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jan; 76(1):25-31; discussion 31-2; quiz 32-3. PMID: 25251197; PMCID: PMC4270816 [Available on 01/01/16].
    22. Osorio JA, Benet A, Hess CP, McDermott MW, Abla A. Primary vertebral artery reanastomosis during retrosigmoid skull base approach following iatrogenic near-transection with monopolar electrocautery. Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec; 10 Suppl 4:631-9. PMID: 25181436.
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    23. Uschold T, Abla A, Wilson DA, McDougall CG, Nakaji P. Intradural vertebral endarterectomy with nonautologous patch angioplasty for refractory vertebrobasilar ischemia: Case report and literature review. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5:166. PMID: 25558424; PMCID: PMC4278098.
    24. Abla A, Rutledge WC, Seymour ZA, Guo D, Kim H, Gupta N, Sneed PK, Barani IJ, Larson D, McDermott MW, Lawton MT. A treatment paradigm for high-grade brain arteriovenous malformations: volume-staged radiosurgical downgrading followed by microsurgical resection. J Neurosurg. 2015 Feb; 122(2):419-32. PMID: 25423274.
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    25. Rayz VL, Abla A, Boussel L, Leach JR, Acevedo-Bolton G, Saloner D, Lawton MT. Computational modeling of flow-altering surgeries in basilar aneurysms. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 May; 43(5):1210-22. PMID: 25348846; PMCID: PMC4412751 [Available on 05/01/16].
    26. Abla A, Ivan ME, Lawton MT. Subtemporal-medial transpetrous (Kawase) approach for anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm clipping: operative 3-dimensional video. Neurosurgery. 2014 Sep; 10 Suppl 3:488; discussion 488-9. PMID: 24871145.
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    27. Abla A, Benet A, Lawton MT. The far lateral transpontomedullary sulcus approach to pontine cavernous malformations: technical report and surgical results. Neurosurgery. 2014 Sep; 10 Suppl 3:472-80. PMID: 24762704.
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    28. Rutledge WC, Abla A, Nelson J, Halbach VV, Kim H, Lawton MT. Treatment and outcomes of ARUBA-eligible patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations at a single institution. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E8. PMID: 25175446; PMCID: PMC4420142.
    29. Abla A, Nelson J, Rutledge WC, Young WL, Kim H, Lawton MT. The natural history of AVM hemorrhage in the posterior fossa: comparison of hematoma volumes and neurological outcomes in patients with ruptured infra- and supratentorial AVMs. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E6. PMID: 25175444; PMCID: PMC4425310.
    30. Abla A, Lawton MT. Editorial: Prenidal aneurysm rupture with posterior fossa AVMs. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E5. PMID: 25175443.
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    31. Abla A, Lawton MT. The superficial temporal artery trunk-to-M2 middle cerebral artery bypass with short radial artery interposition graft: the forgotten bypass. World Neurosurg. 2015 Feb; 83(2):145-6. PMID: 25153288.
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    32. Abla A, Lawton MT. Revascularization for unclippable posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: extracranial-intracranial or intracranial-intracranial bypass? World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 82(5):586-8. PMID: 25150208.
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    33. Abla A, Lawton MT. Indocyanine green angiography for cerebral aneurysm surgery: advantages, limitations, and neurosurgeon intuition. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 82(5):e585-6. PMID: 25153292.
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    34. Albuquerque FC, Park MS, Abla A, Crowley RW, Ducruet AF, McDougall CG. A reappraisal of the Pipeline embolization device for the treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Sep; 7(9):641-5. PMID: 25092926.
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    35. Zaidi HA, Chowdhry SA, Nakaji P, Abla A, Spetzler RF. Contralateral interhemispheric approach to deep-seated cavernous malformations: surgical considerations and clinical outcomes in 31 consecutive cases. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):80-6. PMID: 24618803.
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    36. Park MS, Albuquerque FC, Nanaszko M, Sanborn MR, Moon K, Abla A, McDougall CG. Critical assessment of complications associated with use of the Pipeline Embolization Device. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Sep; 7(9):652-9. PMID: 24968879.
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    37. Abla A, Lawton MT. Current treatment strategies for cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):994-5. PMID: 24954253.
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    38. Abla A, Lawton MT. Cerebellomedullary fissure dissection and tonsillar mobilization: a gateway to lesions around the medulla. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 82(5):e591-2. PMID: 24937601.
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    39. Zaidi HA, Abla A, Nakaji P, Chowdhry SA, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. Indocyanine green angiography in the surgical management of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: lessons learned in 130 consecutive cases. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jun; 10 Suppl 2:246-51; discussion 251. PMID: 24535264.
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    40. Abla A, Zaidi HA, Crowley RW, Britz GW, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. Optic chiasm compression from mass effect and thrombus formation following unsuccessful treatment of a giant supraclinoid ICA aneurysm with the Pipeline device: open surgical bailout with STA-MCA bypass and parent vessel occlusion. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 14(1):31-7. PMID: 24835048.
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    41. Lawton MT, Abla A. Management of brain arteriovenous malformations. Lancet. 2014 May 10; 383(9929):1634-5. PMID: 24814452.
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    42. Abla A, Lawton MT. Anterior cerebral artery bypass for complex aneurysms: an experience with intracranial-intracranial reconstruction and review of bypass options. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jun; 120(6):1364-77. PMID: 24745711.
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    43. Abla A, Lawton MT. Three-dimensional hollow intracranial aneurysm models and their potential role for teaching, simulation, and training. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jan; 83(1):35-6. PMID: 24486860.
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    44. Abla A, Lawton MT, McDermott MW. Intracranial aneurysm formation following radiation. World Neurosurg. 2014 Mar-Apr; 81(3-4):492-3. PMID: 24444793.
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    45. Abla A, Englot DJ, Lawton ML. Retrosigmoid craniotomy for clipping of two vertebrobasilar junction aneurysms. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):1. PMID: 24380517.
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    46. Abla A, Clark AJ, Lawton ML. Resection of pontine cavernous malformation through the pontomedullary sulcus. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):1. PMID: 24380516.
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    47. Zaidi HA, Abla A, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. Prospective evaluation of preoperative stereotactic radiosurgery followed by delayed resection of a high grade arteriovenous malformation. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 21(6):1077-80. PMID: 24472236.
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    48. Abla A, Wilson DA, Williamson RW, Nakaji P, McDougall CG, Zabramski JM, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. The relationship between ruptured aneurysm location, subarachnoid hemorrhage clot thickness, and incidence of radiographic or symptomatic vasospasm in patients enrolled in a prospective randomized controlled trial. J Neurosurg. 2014 Feb; 120(2):391-7. PMID: 24313610.
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    49. Forbes JA, Zuckerman S, Abla A, Mocco J, Bode K, Eads T. Biomechanics of subdural hemorrhage in American football: review of the literature in response to rise in incidence. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Feb; 30(2):197-203. PMID: 24240553.
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    50. Uschold T, Xu DS, Wilson DA, Abla A, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF, Chang SW. Diagnostic and surgical implications of ventral vertebrobasilar displacement by posterior fossa neurenteric cysts. World Neurosurg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 82(3-4):480-4. PMID: 24141002.
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    51. Abla A, Lawton MT. Awake motor examination during intracranial aneurysm surgery. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):e683-4. PMID: 24056217.
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    52. Abla A, Lawton MT, Spetzler RF. The art of basilar apex aneurysm surgery: is it sustainable in the future? World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 82(1-2):e51-3. PMID: 24012471.
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    53. Wait SD, Gazzeri R, Wilson DA, Abla A, Nakaji P, Teo C. Endoscopic colloid cyst resection in the absence of ventriculomegaly. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep; 73(1 Suppl Operative):ons39-46; ons46-7. PMID: 23334281.
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    54. Abla A, Gandhoke G, Clark JC, Oppenlander ME, Velat GJ, Zabramski JM, Albuquerque FC, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF, Wanebo JE. Surgical outcomes for moyamoya angiopathy at barrow neurological institute with comparison of adult indirect encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis bypass, adult direct superficial temporal artery-to-middle cerebral artery bypass, and pediatric bypass: 154 revascularization surgeries in 140 affected hemispheres. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep; 73(3):430-9. PMID: 23756739.
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    55. Crowley RW, Abla A, Ducruet AF, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC. Novel application of a balloon-anchoring technique for the realignment of a prolapsed pipeline embolization device: a technical report. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Jul; 6(6):439-44. PMID: 23832416.
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    56. Cavalcanti DD, Abla A, Martirosyan NL, McDougall CG, Spetzler RF, Albuquerque FC. Endovascular management of distal ACA aneurysms: single-institution clinical experience in 22 consecutive patients and literature review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Aug; 34(8):1593-9. PMID: 23391842.
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    57. Jahshan S, Abla A, Natarajan SK, Drummond PS, Kan P, Karmon Y, Snyder KV, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI. Results of stent-assisted vs non-stent-assisted endovascular therapies in 489 cerebral aneurysms: single-center experience. Neurosurgery. 2013 Feb; 72(2):232-9. PMID: 23149972.
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    58. Abla A, Jahshan S, Kan P, Mokin M, Dumont TM, Eller JL, Snyder KV, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI. Results of endovascular treatment of middle cerebral artery aneurysms after first giving consideration to clipping. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Apr; 155(4):559-68. PMID: 23358930.
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    59. Abla A, Spetzler RF. Minimally invasive, but not at the cost of maximally effective, in the surgical removal of brainstem cavernous malformations. World Neurosurg. 2013 May-Jun; 79(5-6):638-40. PMID: 23353065.
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    60. Abla A, Kan P, Jahshan S, Dumont TM, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH. External carotid dissection and external carotid proatlantal intersegmental artery with subclavian steal prompting external carotid and subclavian artery stenting. J Neuroimaging. 2014 Jul-Aug; 24(4):399-403. PMID: 23311947.
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    61. Abla A, Sanai N. GFP+ cells in nestin-GFP adult mouse hippocampus are radial glia-like quiescent neural stem cells capable of gamma-aminobutyric acid-mediated regulation by parvalbumin-expressing interneurons. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb; 79(2):216-7. PMID: 23266457.
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    62. Kerrigan JF, Parsons A, Rice SG, Simeone K, Shetter AG, Abla A, Prenger E, Coons SW. Hypothalamic hamartomas: neuropathological features with and without prior gamma knife radiosurgery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2013; 91(1):45-55. PMID: 23207720.
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    63. Uschold T, Panchmatia J, Fusco DJ, Abla A, Porter RW, Theodore N. Subaxial cervical juxtafacet cysts: single institution surgical experience and literature review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Feb; 155(2):299-308. PMID: 23160630.
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    64. Chen PR, Abla A, McDougall CG, Spetzler RF, Albuquerque FC. Surgical techniques for unclippable fusiform A2-anterior cerebral artery aneurysms and description of a frontopolar-to-A2 bypass. World Neurosurg. 2014 Feb; 81(2):441.e9-15. PMID: 23103337.
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    65. Wilson DA, Nakaji P, Abla A, Uschold TD, Fusco DJ, Oppenlander ME, Albuquerque FC, McDougall CG, Zabramski JM, Spetzler RF. A simple and quantitative method to predict symptomatic vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage based on computed tomography: beyond the Fisher scale. Neurosurgery. 2012 Oct; 71(4):869-75. PMID: 22801639.
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    66. Abla A, Ducruet AF, Spetzler RF, Crowley RW, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC. High-flow bypass and tandem microsurgical-endovascular occlusion of recurrent proximal middle cerebral artery aneurysms in a pediatric patient. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Nov; 10(5):365-9. PMID: 22938076.
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    67. Siddiqui AH, Kan P, Abla A, Hopkins LN, Levy EI. Complications after treatment with pipeline embolization for giant distal intracranial aneurysms with or without coil embolization. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug; 71(2):E509-13; discussion E513. PMID: 22710418.
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    68. Abla A, Spetzler RF, Albuquerque FC. Trans-striatocapsular contralateral interhemispheric resection of anterior inferior basal ganglia cavernous malformation. World Neurosurg. 2013 Dec; 80(6):e397-9. PMID: 22850282.
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    69. Turner JD, Abla A, Sanai N. Identification of the glioma cell of origin. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 78(3-4):200-1. PMID: 22771933.
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    70. Wilson DA, Abla A, Uschold TD, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC, Spetzler RF. Multimodality treatment of conus medullaris arteriovenous malformations: 2 decades of experience with combined endovascular and microsurgical treatments. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul; 71(1):100-8. PMID: 22472551.
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    71. Abla A, Spetzler RF. Brainstem cavernoma surgery: the state of the art. World Neurosurg. 2013 Jul-Aug; 80(1-2):44-6. PMID: 22705753.
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    72. Kan P, Abla A, Dumont TM, Snyder KV, Hopkins LN, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH. Double-barrel stent-assisted coiling of a basilar artery fenestration aneurysm. J Neuroimaging. 2013 Jul; 23(3):496-9. PMID: 22607550.
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    73. Abla A, Spetzler RF. Cavernous malformations of the thalamus: a relatively rare but controversial entity. World Neurosurg. 2013 May-Jun; 79(5-6):641-4. PMID: 22548887.
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    74. Abla A, Hopkins LN. When do unruptured aneurysms deserve treatment based on natural history? Data and outcomes from the National Inpatient Sample database. World Neurosurg. 2013 Mar-Apr; 79(3-4):423-4. PMID: 22548886.
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    75. Velat GJ, Chang SW, Abla A, Albuquerque FC, McDougall CG, Spetzler RF. Microsurgical management of glomus spinal arteriovenous malformations: pial resection technique: Clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jun; 16(6):523-31. PMID: 22482421.
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    76. Mokin M, Kan P, Abla A, Kass-Hout T, Snyder KV, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH. Intravascular ultrasound in the evaluation and management of cerebral venous disease. World Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 80(5):655.e7-13. PMID: 22484769.
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    77. Mokin M, Kan P, Kass-Hout T, Abla A, Dumont TM, Snyder KV, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI. Intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to intravenous and endovascular intraarterial revascularization therapies in acute ischemic stroke: an update on risk factors, predictors, and management. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Apr; 32(4):E2. PMID: 22463112.
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    78. Abla A, Turner JD, Sanai N. FoxM1 is vital in the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathogenesis of gliomas. World Neurosurg. 2012 May-Jun; 77(5-6):594-6. PMID: 22430325.
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    79. Siddiqui AH, Abla A, Kan P, Dumont TM, Jahshan S, Britz GW, Hopkins LN, Levy EI. Panacea or problem: flow diverters in the treatment of symptomatic large or giant fusiform vertebrobasilar aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 2012 Jun; 116(6):1258-66. PMID: 22404673.
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    80. Dashti SR, Nakaji P, Hu YC, Frei DF, Abla A, Yao T, Fiorella D. Styloidogenic jugular venous compression syndrome: diagnosis and treatment: case report. Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar; 70(3):E795-9. PMID: 21866063.
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    81. Abla A, Dumont TM, Kan P, Hopkins LN, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI. Stroke intervention for middle cerebral artery thrombus in a young patient with an ipsilateral Spetzler-Martin grade V arteriovenous malformation. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Mar; 5(2):e10. PMID: 22345144.
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    82. Kan P, Mokin M, Abla A, Eller JL, Dumont TM, Levy EI, Siddiqui AH. Utility of intravascular ultrasound in intracranial and extracranial neurointerventions: experience at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery-Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Jan; 32(1):E6. PMID: 22208899.
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    83. Uschold T, Abla A, Fusco D, Bristol RE, Nakaji P. Supracerebellar infratentorial endoscopically controlled resection of pineal lesions: case series and operative technique. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Dec; 8(6):554-64. PMID: 22132912.
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    84. Abla A, Uschold T, Kick SA, Link TE, Spetzler RF. Volker K. H. Sonntag, M.D.: pioneer in spinal neurosurgery and consummate educator, colleague, and family man. World Neurosurg. 2012 Jul; 78(1-2):24-30. PMID: 22120368.
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    85. Albuquerque FC, Hu YC, Dashti SR, Abla A, Clark JC, Alkire B, Theodore N, McDougall CG. Craniocervical arterial dissections as sequelae of chiropractic manipulation: patterns of injury and management. J Neurosurg. 2011 Dec; 115(6):1197-205. PMID: 21923248.
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    86. Abla A, Uschold T, Preul MC, Zabramski JM. Comparative use of turkey and chicken wing brachial artery models for microvascular anastomosis training. J Neurosurg. 2011 Dec; 115(6):1231-5. PMID: 21962125.
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    87. Abla A, Albuquerque FC, Theodore N, Spetzler RF. Delayed presentation of traumatic cerebral and dural arteriovenous fistulae after a BB gun accident in a pediatric patient: case report. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jun; 68(6):E1750-4; discussion E1754-5. PMID: 21389897.
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    88. Abla A, Smith KA, Nakaji P. Simultaneous posterior communicating artery aneurysm clipping and selective amygdalohippocampectomy via direct lateral access through the mesial temporal lobe to the basal cisterns. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 May; 18(5):699-701. PMID: 21435881.
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    89. Mitha AP, Turner JD, Abla A, Vishteh AG, Spetzler RF. Outcomes following resection of intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations: a 25-year experience. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 May; 14(5):605-11. PMID: 21388288.
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    90. Pati S, Abla A, Rekate HL, Ng YT. Repeat surgery for hypothalamic hamartoma in refractory epilepsy. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Feb; 30(2):E3. PMID: 21374831.
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    91. Wait SD, Abla A, Killory BD, Nakaji P, Rekate HL. Surgical approaches to hypothalamic hamartomas. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Feb; 30(2):E2. PMID: 21374830.
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    92. Abla A, Zabramski JM, Jahnke HK, Fusco D, Nakaji P. Comparison of two antibiotic-impregnated ventricular catheters: a prospective sequential series trial. Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb; 68(2):437-42; discussion 442. PMID: 21135715.
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    93. Pati S, Rastogi RG, Abla A, Rekate HL, Ng YT. Long-term outcome after emergency resection of hypothalamic hamartomas for status gelasticus. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Feb; 30(2):E5. PMID: 21284451.
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    94. Abla A, Wait SD, Forbes JA, Pati S, Johnsonbaugh RE, Kerrigan JF, Ng YT. Syndrome of alternating hypernatremia and hyponatremia after hypothalamic hamartoma surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Feb; 30(2):E6. PMID: 21284452.
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    95. Abla A, Lekovic GP, Turner JD, de Oliveira JG, Porter R, Spetzler RF. Advances in the treatment and outcome of brainstem cavernous malformation surgery: a single-center case series of 300 surgically treated patients. Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb; 68(2):403-14; discussion 414-5. PMID: 21654575.
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    96. Abla A, Maroon JC, Lochhead R, Sonntag VK, Maroon A, Field M. Return to golf after spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jan; 14(1):23-30. PMID: 21142457.
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