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Ricardo Fontes

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
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    1. Gadomski BC, Shetye SS, Hindman BJ, Dexter F, Santoni BG, Todd MM, Traynelis VC, From RP, Fontes RB, Puttlitz CM. Intubation biomechanics: validation of a finite element model of cervical spine motion during endotracheal intubation in intact and injured conditions. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Oct 20; 1-13. PMID: 29053084.
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    2. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Gerard CS, Traynelis VC, Fontes RBV. Surgical considerations in posterior C1-2 instrumentation in the presence of vertebral artery anomalies: case illustration and review of literature. Br J Neurosurg. 2017 Jun 29; 1-3. PMID: 28658978.
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    3. Fontes RB, Fessler RG. Lumbar Radiculopathy in the Setting of Degenerative Scoliosis: MIS Decompression and Limited Correction are Better Options. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2017 Jul; 28(3):335-339. PMID: 28600008.
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    4. Wewel JT, Kumar V, Kasliwal MK, Fontes RB. Coexistent Panspinal Subdural Abscess and Isolated Leptomeningeal Myeloma Relapse Presenting as Rapid-Onset Paraparesis. J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 51(6):729-731. PMID: 27681495.
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    5. Kasliwal MK, Fontes RB, Traynelis VC. Occipitocervical dissociation-incidence, evaluation, and treatment. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Sep; 9(3):247-54. PMID: 27255101; PMCID: PMC4958379.
    6. Hindman BJ, Fontes RB, From RP, Traynelis VC, Todd MM, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG. Intubation biomechanics: laryngoscope force and cervical spine motion during intubation in cadavers-effect of severe distractive-flexion injury on C3-4 motion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Nov; 25(5):545-555. PMID: 27231810.
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    7. Fontes RB, Wewel JT, O'Toole JE. Perioperative Cost Analysis of Minimally Invasive vs Open Resection of Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors. Neurosurgery. 2016 Apr; 78(4):531-9. PMID: 26509643.
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    8. Wewel JT, Harbhajanka A, Kasliwal MK, Ahuja SK, Loew JM, Fontes RB. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the cervical spine mimicking an epidural abscess. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jul; 29:175-8. PMID: 26916907.
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    9. Hindman BJ, From RP, Fontes RB, Traynelis VC, Todd MM, Zimmerman MB, Puttlitz CM, Santoni BG. Intubation Biomechanics: Laryngoscope Force and Cervical Spine Motion during Intubation in Cadavers-Cadavers versus Patients, the Effect of Repeated Intubations, and the Effect of Type II Odontoid Fracture on C1-C2 Motion. Anesthesiology. 2015 Nov; 123(5):1042-58. PMID: 26288267; PMCID: PMC4618231 [Available on 11/01/16].
    10. Fontes RB, Baptista JS, Rabbani SR, Traynelis VC, Liberti EA. Structural and Ultrastructural Analysis of the Cervical Discs of Young and Elderly Humans. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139283. PMID: 26427056; PMCID: PMC4591259.
    11. Cardoso AC, Fontes RB, Tan LA, Rhoton AL, Roh SW, Fessler RG. Biomechanical effects of the transcondylar approach on the craniovertebral junction. Clin Anat. 2015 Jul; 28(5):683-9. PMID: 25914225.
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    12. Kerolus M, Jeans EB, Fontes RB, Deutsch H, Traynelis VC. Atlantoaxial instability of inflammatory origin in adults: case reports, literature review, and rationale for early surgical intervention. Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb; 76(2):E226-32; discussion E232. PMID: 25255263.
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    13. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Wewel J, Fontes RB, O'Toole JE. Minimally invasive surgery for synchronous, same-level lumbar intradural-extramedullary neoplasm and acute disc herniation. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37 Suppl 2:Video 16. PMID: 25175577.
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    14. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Mhanna N, Fontes RB, Traynelis VC. Surgical resection of subependymoma of the cervical spinal cord. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37 Suppl 2:Video 3. PMID: 25175581.
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    15. Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Fontes RB, Fessler RG. Local cooling for traumatic spinal cord injury. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov; 21(5):845-7. PMID: 25170650.
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    16. Fontes RB, Selden NR, Byrne RW. Fostering and assessing professionalism and communication skills in neurosurgical education. J Surg Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec; 71(6):e83-9. PMID: 25168713.
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    17. Tan LA, Lopes DK, Fontes RB. Ultrasound-guided posterolateral approach for midline calcified thoracic disc herniation. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2014 Jun; 55(6):383-6. PMID: 25237439; PMCID: PMC4166339.
    18. Fontes RB, Smith AP, Muñoz LF, Byrne RW, Traynelis VC. Relevance of early head CT scans following neurosurgical procedures: an analysis of 892 intracranial procedures at Rush University Medical Center. J Neurosurg. 2014 Aug; 121(2):307-12. PMID: 24878289.
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    19. Tan LA, Fontes RB, Byrne RW. Retrosigmoid approach for resection of an extraventricular choroid plexus papilloma in the cerebellopontine angle. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):1. PMID: 24380509.
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    20. Kellogg RG, Fontes RB, Lopes DK. Massive cerebral involvement in fat embolism syndrome and intracranial pressure management. J Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 119(5):1263-70. PMID: 23952720.
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    21. Fontes RB, Tan LA, O'Toole JE. Minimally invasive treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula with the use of intraoperative indocyanine green angiography. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul; 35(2 Suppl):Video 5. PMID: 23829854.
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    22. Fontes RB, Traynelis VC. Iliac crest osteotomy to enhance exposure of the L4-5 interspace in minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion: a cadaveric feasibility study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Jan; 18(1):13-7. PMID: 23140131.
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    23. Fontes R, O'Toole JE. Chordoma of the thoracic spine in an 89-year-old. Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun; 21 Suppl 4:S428-32. PMID: 21866405; PMCID: PMC3369041.
    24. Fontes RB, Traynelis VC. Transpsoas approach and complications. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul; 15(1):9-10; author reply p 10. PMID: 21476799.
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    25. Traynelis VC, Fontes RB. Anterior fixation of the axis. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep; 67(3 Suppl Operative):ons229-36; discussion ons236. PMID: 20679925.
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    26. Greggio FM, Fontes RB, Maifrino LB, Castelucci P, de Souza RR, Liberti EA. Effects of perinatal protein deprivation and recovery on esophageal myenteric plexus. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Feb 07; 16(5):563-70. PMID: 20128023; PMCID: PMC2816267.
    27. Taricco MA, Guirado VM, Fontes RB, Plese JP. Surgical treatment of primary intramedullary spinal cord tumors in adult patients. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2008 Mar; 66(1):59-63. PMID: 18392416.
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    28. Hirooka TM, Fontes RB, Diniz EM, Pinto FC, Matushita H. Cerebral abscess caused by Serratia marcescens in a premature neonate. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Dec; 65(4A):1018-21. PMID: 18094868.
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    29. Liberti EA, Fontes RB, Fuggi VM, Maifrino LB, Souza RR. Effects of combined pre- and post-natal protein deprivation on the myenteric plexus of the esophagus of weanling rats: a histochemical, quantitative and ultrastructural study. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jul 14; 13(26):3598-604. PMID: 17659710; PMCID: PMC4146799.
    30. Fontes RB, Saad F, Soares MS, de Oliveira F, Pinto FC, Liberti EA. Ultrastructural study of the filum terminale and its elastic fibers. Neurosurgery. 2006 May; 58(5):978-84; discussion 978-84. PMID: 16639335.
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    31. Andrade F, Aguiar PH, Fontes RB, Nakagawa E, Teixeira JA, Miura FK, Lepski G, Marie SK, Marino R. Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of patients with cerebral metastases: the University of São Paulo series. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2004 Sep; 62(3B):808-14. PMID: 15476074.
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    32. Fontes RB, Froes LB, Omar ED, Liberti EA. The myenteric plexus of the rat colon after fecal stream diversion: a morpho-quantitative study. Auton Neurosci. 2004 Jul 30; 114(1-2):39-46. PMID: 15331043.
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    33. Pinto FC, Porro FF, Suganuma L, Fontes RB, de Andrade AF, Marino Jr R. Hemophilia and child abuse as possible causes of epidural hematoma: case report. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2003 Dec; 61(4):1023-5. PMID: 14762611.
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    34. Fontes RB, Aguiar PH, Zanetti MV, Andrade F, Mandel M, Teixeira MJ. Acute neurogenic pulmonary edema: case reports and literature review. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2003 Apr; 15(2):144-50. PMID: 12658001.
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    35. Pinto FC, Fontes RB, Leonhardt Mde C, Amodio DT, Porro FF, Machado J. Anatomic study of the filum terminale and its correlations with the tethered cord syndrome. Neurosurgery. 2002 Sep; 51(3):725-9; discussion 729- 30. PMID: 12188951.
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