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Neurosurgery Research

The Department of Neurosurgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital provides care and a full range of neurosurgical services for adult patients with acute and chronic conditions.

The Department's research focus includes Neurooncology (including Brain Tumour banking "Glionet"), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Cerebrovascular Surgery.

Our Publications


Conway JW, Rawson RV, Lo S, Ahmed T, Vergara IA, Gide TN, Attrill GH, Carlino MS, Saw RPM, Thompson JF, Spillane AJ, Shannon KF, Shivalingam B, Menzies AM, Wilmott JS, Long GV, Scolyer RA, Pires da Silva I. Unveiling the tumor immune microenvironment of organ-specific melanoma metastatic sites. J Immunother Cancer. 2022 Sep;10
Halmagyi GM, Parker GD, Chen L, Welgampola MS, Watson JDG, Barnett MH, Todd MJ, El-Wahsh S, Rose V, Stoodley MA, Brennan JW. Progressive loss of hearing and balance in superficial siderosis due to occult spinal dural defects. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2022
Li A, Yip M, Choski H, London K, Potter AJ, Lo SN, Saw RPM, Shannon KF, Pires da Silva I, Varey AHR, Menzies AM, Long GV, Shivalingam B, Scolyer RA, Thompson J, Ch'ng S. Lack of association between anatomical sites of scalp melanomas and brain metastases does not support direct vascular spread. Melanoma Research 2022; 32:4.
Morrison T, Datta R, Masters L, Boggild M, Reddel S, Brennan J. MR 'Scalpel sign' of spinal arachnoid web. Practical Neurology 2002; 22:3
Newell F, Johansoson PA, Wilmott JS, Nones K, Lakis V, Pritchard AL, LO SN, Rawson RV, Kazakoff SH, Colebatch AJ, Koufariotis LT, Ferguson PM, Wood S, Leonard C, Law MH, Brooks KM, Broit N, Palmer JM, Couts KL, Vergara IA, Long GV, Barbour AP, Nieweg OE, Shivalingam B, Robinson WA, Stretch JR, Spillane AJ, Saw RPM, Shannon KF, Thompson JF, Mann GJ, Pearson JV, Scolyer RA, Waddell N, Hayward NK. Comparative genomics provides etiological and biological insights into melanoma subtypes. Cancer Discovery 2022.
Pogson JM, Taylor RL, Bradshaw AP, McGarvie L, D'Souza M, Flanagan S, Kong J, Biggs N, Shivalingam B, Greenberg S, Croxson G, Halmagyi GM, Welgampola MS. The human vestibulo-ocular reflex and compensatory saccades in schwannoma patients before and after vestibular nerve section. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2022.  Vol. 138
Pudsey L, Haworth A, White P, Moutrie Z, Jonker B, Foote M, Poder J. Current status of intra-cranial stereotactic radiotherapy and sterotactic radiosurgery in Australia and New Zealand: key considerations froma workshop and surveys. Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 2022. 45.1
Sinclair KZ, Yip JM, Aggarwal S, Jukes A, Clark J, Shivalingam B, Ch'ng S. Microsurgical scalp reconstruction and cranioplasty refined. Australian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2022. 5:1.
Stroud A, Dhaliwal P, Harvey RJ, Jonker BP. Low but not undetectable early postoperatigve nadir serum cortisol predicts sustained remission in Cushing's disease. Endocr oncol 2022. 2: 19-31.
Stroud A, Tisch S, Joknker BP. Cerebellar Cortex Stimulation for Acquired Dystonia: A case report and review of its role in modern surgical practice. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2022.
Watson CJG, Lawlor M, Sy J, Krishnaswamy M, Buckland ME, Brennan JW, Satgunaseelan L. Anaplasia and age of onset in desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma: Case report and review of the literature. Paediatric Blood and Cancer. 2002
Wilmott JS, Tawbi H, Engh JA, Amankulor NM, Shivalingam B, Banerjee H, Vergara IA, Lee H, Johansson PA, Ferguson PM, Saiag P, Robert C, Grob JJ, Butterfield LH, Scolyer RA, Kirkwood JM, Long GV, Davies MA. Clinical features associated wtih outcomes and biomarker analysis of dabrafenib plus trametinib treatment in patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma brain metastases. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Dec 7:
Xian E, Morrison T, Wong J. Hyperacute in-stent thrombosis causing large vessel occlusion after stent-assisted aneurysm coiling secondary to complete clopidogrel and prasugrel resistance: A case report. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2022

Our Presentations


Madani D, Shivalingam B. ROR1 mRNA expression in glioma - a novel prognostic biomarker. Society of Neuro-oncology Annual Scientific Meeting, Miami 2022
Xian, E, Mulcahy M, Elalingam T, Wong J. Middle meningeal arteyr embolisation for chronic subdural haematomas - first Australian single-centre experinece. Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 2022.