Research and Presentations

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Harvard Medical School

McLean Hospital, Boston, USA.

Neuroregeneration Laboratory: five months working on stem cell transplant and neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (2002).

Cardiff University

Cardiff, UK.

Neurodegeneration Laboratory: grant from the Welcome Trust to investigate factors influencing age-related neurodegeneration during summer vacation (2000).


Presentation and management of lateral sinus thrombosis following posterior fossa surgery.

Apra C, Kotbi O, Turc G, Corns R, Pagès M, Souillard-Scémama R, Dezamis E, Parraga E, Meder JF, Sauvageon X, Devaux B, Oppenheim C, Pallud J. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;126(1):8-16. doi: 10.3171/2015.11.JNS151881. Epub 2016 Feb 26.

Long-term results of carmustine wafer implantation for newly diagnosed glioblastomas: a controlled propensity-matched analysis of a French multicenter cohort.

Pallud J, Audureau E, Noel G, Corns R, Lechapt-Zalcman E, Duntze J, Pavlov V, Guyotat J, Hieu PD, Le Reste PJ, Faillot T, Litre CF, Desse N, Petit A, Emery E, Voirin J, Peltier J, Caire F, Vignes JR, Barat JL, Langlois O, Dezamis E, Parraga E, Zanello M, Nader E, Lefranc M, Bauchet L, Devaux B, Menei P, Metellus P; Club de Neuro-Oncologie of the Société Française de Neurochirurgie.. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Dec;17(12):1609-19. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nov126. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

5-aminolevulinic acid guidance during awake craniotomy to maximise extent of safe resection of glioblastoma multiforme.

Corns R, Mukherjee S, Johansen A, Sivakumar G. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jul 15;2015. pii: bcr2014208575. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-208575.

Resection of olfactory groove meningioma - a review of complications and prognostic factors.

Mukherjee S, Thakur B, Corns R, Connor S, Bhangoo R, Ashkan K, Gullan R. Br J Neurosurg. 2015;29(5):685-92. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1054348. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

The death of Henry II, King of France (1519-1559). From myth to medical and historical fact.

Zanello M, Charlier P, Corns R, Devaux B, Berche P, Pallud J. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2015 Jan;157(1):145-9. doi: 10.1007/s00701-014-2280-9. Epub 2014 Nov 25.

Report of a successful human trepanation from the Dark Ages of neurosurgery in Europe.

Zanello M, Decofour M, Corns R, Pallud J, Charlier P. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2015 Feb;157(2):303-4. doi: 10.1007/s00701-014-2239-x. Epub 2014 Sep 24. No abstract available.

Transient cauda equina syndrome: a subtle but sinister sign.

Corns R, Hasegawa H, Jeffcote T, Ashkan K. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Mar 22;2013. pii: bcr2012008151. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008151.

Transient obscuration of vision.

Corns R, Nayeb L, Martin A. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Aug 18;2012. pii: bcr2012006740. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-006740.

Prevalence of recurrence and retreatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular coil occlusion.

Corns R, Zebian B, Tait MJ, Walsh D, Hampton T, Deasy N, Tolias C. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;27(1):30-3. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.701676. Epub 2012 Jul 5.

Is referral to the neuro-oncology MDT safe?

Rittman T, Corns R, Kumar A, Bhangoo R, Ashkan K. Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Jun;26(3):321-4. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.657267. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

An unusual case of recurrent pneumonia.

Corns R, Rakowski KR, Critchley G. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Feb 2;2011. pii: bcr1020103380. doi: 10.1136/bcr.10.2010.3380.

Chondromyxoid fibroma of the skull base invading the occipitocervical junction: report of a unique case and discussion.

Crocker M, Corns R, Bodi I, Zrinzo A, Gleeson M, Thomas N. Skull Base. 2010 Mar;20(2):101-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1225534.

Low grade cerebellar T-cell lymphoma: a novel response to treatment; a case report.

Corns R, Crocker M, Kumar A, Salisbury J, Tolias C, Sadler G, Hill M. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Jun;152(6):1075-7. doi: 10.1007/s00701-009-0555-3. Epub 2009 Nov 20.

Vascular neurosurgery following the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial: modern practice reflected by subspecialization.

Crocker M, Corns R, Hampton T, Deasy N, Tolias CM. J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109(6):992-7. doi: 10.3171/JNS.2008.109.12.0992.

Corns R, Edwards, JL. (2004). Boerhaave syndrome: CT diagnosis. Annals of the Royal College Surgeons of England 86, W8-9.

Corns RA, Hidaka H. and Santer R.M. (2002). Neurocalcin-alpha immunoreactivity in the enteric nervous system of young and aged rats. Cell Calcium 31, 53-58.

Corns RA, Hidaka H Santer RM. (2001). Decreased neurocalcin immunoreactivity in sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons of the major pelvic ganglion in aged rats. Neuroscience Letters 297, 81-84.

Corns RA, Boolaky UV, Santer RM. (2000). Decreased calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity in aged rat sympathetic pelvic ganglionic neurons. Neuroscience Letters 292, 91-94.


Presentation and management of lateral sinus thrombosis following posterior fossa surgery.

Influence of gross total resection on survival in high grade glioma patients according to genetic subgrouping – a single centre experience. Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) Conference, Oxford (2017).

Gross total resection of glioblastoma multiforme: influencing factors and survival outcomes - a single centre experience. British Neurological Oncology Society, Leeds (2016).

Retrospective review of outcomes and complications of a single surgeon’s experience of microvascular decompression (MVD) of the trigeminal nerve over 13 years. SBNS Conference, Sheffield (2013).

Streamlining the management of malignant spinal cord compression. SBNS Conference, Leeds (2012).

Invited Paper: Is it safe to refer preoperative patients to the Neuro-oncology MDT? British Oncological Society, London (2011).

Is it safe to refer preoperative patients to the Neuro-oncology MDT? SBNS Conference, Brighton (2011).

Neuro-Oncology: the Multidisciplinary Approach. WFNS Conference, Boston, USA (2009).

Prevalence of recurrence and re-treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular coil occlusion. SBNS Conference, Birmingham (2009).

How can we improve preoperative diagnosis of brain tumours? BNRG Conference, London (2008).

Tumour vs brain abscess audit. South East England neuro-oncology working group, London (2008).

Recent advances in VP shunt design. NHNN, Queen’s Square, SHO presentation competition (2007).

Stem cell transplant strategies in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Welsh Medical Society conference, Chester (2003).

An unusual space occupying lesion, a case report. Sanofi South Wales Neuroscience Registrar competition, Cardiff (2003).

Calcium chelators and other agents to protect against mitochondrial toxicity. Project Summary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2002).

Corns RA. and Santer RM. (2000). Variable content and effects of ageing on calcium-binding proteins in rat autonomic ganglia. Poster presented at the British Neurological Society conference (2000).