From the notch to a glioma grading system

The neurological contributions of James Watson Kernohan

Sam Safavi-Abbasi, Adrian J. Maurer, Jacob B. Archer, Ricardo A. Hanel, Michael E. Sughrue, Nicholas Theodore, Mark C. Preul

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During his lifetime and a career spanning 42 years, James Watson Kernohan made numerous contributions to neuropathology, neurology, and neurosurgery. One of these, the phenomenon of ipsilateral, false localizing signs caused by compression of the contralateral cerebral peduncle against the tentorial edge, has widely become known as "Kernohan's notch" and continues to bear his name. The other is a grading system for gliomas from a neurosurgical viewpoint that continues to be relevant for grading of glial tumors 60 years after its introduction. In this paper, the authors analyze these two major contributions in detail within the context of Kernohan's career and explore how they contributed to the development of neurosurgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE4
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Neurosurgical Procedures
Neoplasm Grading
Neurosurgery
Neurology
Glioma
Neuroglia
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Cerebral Peduncle
Neuropathology

Keywords

  • Craniotomy
  • Glial tumor
  • Grading system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Safavi-Abbasi, S., Maurer, A. J., Archer, J. B., Hanel, R. A., Sughrue, M. E., Theodore, N., & Preul, M. C. (2014). From the notch to a glioma grading system: The neurological contributions of James Watson Kernohan. Neurosurgical Focus, 36(4), [E4]. https://doi.org/10.3171/2014.1.FOCUS13575

From the notch to a glioma grading system : The neurological contributions of James Watson Kernohan. / Safavi-Abbasi, Sam; Maurer, Adrian J.; Archer, Jacob B.; Hanel, Ricardo A.; Sughrue, Michael E.; Theodore, Nicholas; Preul, Mark C.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 36, No. 4, E4, 2014.

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Safavi-Abbasi, Sam ; Maurer, Adrian J. ; Archer, Jacob B. ; Hanel, Ricardo A. ; Sughrue, Michael E. ; Theodore, Nicholas ; Preul, Mark C. / From the notch to a glioma grading system : The neurological contributions of James Watson Kernohan. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2014 ; Vol. 36, No. 4.
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