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Sergey Spektor MD PhD

MD Thesis

Diagnostic significance of variability of circus of Willis arteries in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Sverdlovsk Medical Institute, 1981.

Supervisor: Dr. V. Gvosdevich, MD, PhD.

MD degree conferred 1981, cum laude

Doctoral Thesis

Surgical treatment of patients with multiple occlusive lesions of the carotid arteries and their branches. Moscow, Burdenko Neurosurgical Research Institute, 1989.

Supervisor: Prof V.P. Sakovich, MD PhD., 247 pp.

PhD in Medical Science conferred 1989.

The scientific basis for my MD, PhD thesis was physiological research and measurement of cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation, and changes in these parameters as a result of reconstructive vascular surgery

Chapters in Collections 

  1. Krupin EN, Gvozdevich VD, Spektor S. (1980) Diagnostic significance of variability of circus of Willis arteries in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhageIn: Vascular Diseases of the Nervous System, Moscow (in Russian).
  2. Sakovich VP, Suslov SA, Spektor S, .Zhuravlev AV, Novikova L, Perunova NU. (1987) Our 6-year experience of EC/IC operations in neurosurgical clinic: analysis of 180 cases. In: Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Ischemia, Riga, Latvia (in Russian).
  3. Sakovich VP,Spektor S, Leshinsky VG. (1989) In: Indications for surgical treatment of patients with multiple occlusive lesions of the carotid arteries.Constructive Vascular Surgery in Treatment of Cerebral Ischemia, Riga, Latvia (in Russian).
  4. Spektor S, .Sakovich VP, Suslov SA. (1989) Changes of functional importance for the carotid arteries after reconstructive operations and their significance for surgical tactics in patients with bilateral occlusive lesions. In: Constructive Vascular Surgery in the Treatment of Cerebral Ischemia, Riga, Latvia (in Russian).
  5. Spektor S (1996) Approaches to the skull base. In Palmer D (ed)Manual of Neurosurgery, New York, Churchill Livingstone.
  6. Umansky F, Valarezo A, Piontek E, Spektor S. (1997) The surgical anatomy of the cavernous sinus and dural folds of the parasellar region, In: Kobayashi S, Goel A, Hongo K (Eds): Neurosurgery of complex tumors and vascular lesions, New York, Churchill Livingstone.
  7. Spektor S, Umansky FC. (2004) Giant communicating artery aneurysm, complicated by visual deterioration after coiling. In: Kobayashi S. (Ed), Neurosurgery of complex vascular lesions and tumors. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers.
  8. Shoshan Y, Spektor S, Rosenthal G, Fraifeld S, Umansky F. (2008) Radiation-induced meningioma: history, clinical presentation, and genetic aspects. In: Lee. J.H. (Ed), Meningiomas: diagnosis, treatment and outcome, Berlin. Springer-Verlag.
  9. Umansky F, Sadetzki S, Spektor S, Rosenthal G, Fraifeld S, Shoshan Y. (2008) Radiation-Induced Meningiomas. In: Pamir MN, Black P, Falbusch R. Meningiomas: a comprehensive text. Philadelphia. Saunders-Elsevier, pp79-97.
  10. Rosenthal G, Spektor S, Shoshan Y. Radiation induced meningiomas. In: Misra B, Kaye A, Laws E. Current progress in neurosurgery. Taupo New Zealand. Tree of Life Media. (In press)


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Sakovich VP, Suslov SA, Spektor S, Zhuravlev AV (1987) [Extra-intracranial anastomosis in the surgical treatment of arterial aneurysms of the brain]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko(2):13-9 (in Russian)
  2. Spektor S, Sakovich VP (1988) [Polarographic evaluation of extra-intracranial microvascular anastomoses in the early postoperative period]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko(5):34-7 (in Russian)
  3. Bein BN, Spektor S(1991) [Betolepsy in patients with multiple lesions of major cerebral blood vessels]. Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova91(6):19-22 (in Russian)
  4. Shakhnovich AR, Sakovich VP, Spektor S(1991) [EC/IC bypass operation for the treatment of cerebral ischemia]. Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova5:34-8 (in Russian)
  5. Shakhnovich AR, Sakovich VP, Spektor S(1991) [Extra-intracranial microvascular anastomosis in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko(2):24-31
  6. Spektor S, Bein BN (1992) [Electroencephalogram dynamics in Matas’ compression test as a criterion of the efficacy of reconstructive operations on the vessels of the carotid basin]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko(4-5):5-8 (in Russian)
  7. Spektor S, Ashkenazi E, Israel Z (1995) Intracranial hemorrhage from a meningioma in a patient receiving aspirin prophylaxis: a case report. Acta Neurochir (Wien)134(1-2):51-3
  8. Spektor S, Piontek E, Umansky F (1997) Orbital venous drainage into the anterior cavernous sinus space: microanatomic relationships. Neurosurgery40(3):532-9; discussion 539-40
  9. Spektor S, Gomori JM, Beni-Adani L, Constantini S (1997) Spinal echinococcal cyst: treatment using computerized tomography-guided needle aspiration and hypertonic saline irrigation. Case report. J Neurosurg87(3):464-7
  10. Spektor S, Weinberger G, Constantini S, Gomori JM, Beni-Adani L (1998) Giant lateral sinus pericranii. Case report. J Neurosurg88(1):145-7
  11. Rosenthal G, Pomeranz S, Spektor S, Yacoub M, Israel ZH (1999) Syndrome of overdrainage associated with disconnection of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Pediatr Neurosurg31(3):124-6
  12. Beni-Adani L, Flores I, Spektor S, Umansky F, Constantini S (1999) Epidural hematoma in infants: a different entity? J Trauma Acute Care46(2):306-11
  13. Sakovich VP, Lebedeva ER, Spektor S(1999) [The formation of true saccular aneurysms from diverticula of the cerebral arterial walls]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko(4):37-9 (in Russian)
  14. Fliss DM, Zucker G, Amir A, Gatot A, Cohen JT, Spektor S(2000) The subcranial approach for anterior skull base tumors. Oper Techniques Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg11(4):238-53
  15. Beni-Adani L, Gomori M, Spektor S, Constantini S (2000) Cyst wall enhancement in pilocytic astrocytoma: neoplastic or reactive phenomena. Pediatr Neurosurg32(5):234-9
  16. Spektor S, Anderson GJ, McMenomey SO, Horgan MA, Kellogg JX, Delashaw JB (2000) Quantitative description of the far-lateral transcondylar transtubercular approach to the foramen magnum and clivus. J Neurosurg92(5):824-1
  17. Agus S, Spektor S, Israel Z (2000) CNS granulomatosis in a child with chronic granulomatosis disease. Br J Neurosurg14(1):59-61
  18. Horgan MA, Anderson GJ, Kellogg JX, Schwartz MS, Spektor S, McMenomey SO, Delashaw JB (2000) Classification and quantification of the petrosal approach to the petroclival region. J Neurosurg93(1):108-12
  19. Israel ZH, Yacoub M, Gomori JM, Dotan S, Fellig Y, Shoshan Y, Spektor S(2000) Rathke’s cleft cyst abscess. Pediatr Neurosurg 33(3):159-61
  20. Horgan MA, Delashaw JB, Schwartz MS, Kellogg JX, Spektor S, McMenomey SO (2001) Transcrusal approach to the petroclival region with hearing preservation. Technical note and illustrative cases. J Neurosurg94(4):660-6
  21. Siomin V, Spektor S, Beni-Adani L, Constantini S (2001) Application of the orbito-cranial approach in pediatric neurosurgery. Child Nerv Sys17(10):612-7
  22. Kramer U, Spector S, Nasser W, Siomin V, Fried I, Constantini S (2001) Surgical treatment of hypothalamic hamartoma and refractory seizures, a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg34(1):40-2
  23. Fliss DM, Gil Z, Spektor S, Leider-Trejo L, Abergel A, Khafif A, Amir A, Gur E, Cohen JT (2002) Skull base reconstruction after anterior subcranial tumor resection. Neurosurg Focus12(5):e10
  24. Itshayek E, Spector S, Gomori JM, Segal R (2002) Fibrous dysplasia in combination with aneurismal bone cyst of the occipital bone and clivus: case report and review of the literature. Neurosurgery51:815-9
  25. Gil Z, Cohen JT, Spektor S, Fliss DM (2003) The role of hair shaving in skull base surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg128(1):43-7
  26. Veshchev I, Spektor S(2002) Trochlear nerve neuroma manifested with intractable atypical facial pain: case report. Neurosurgery50(4):889-91; discussion 891-2
  27. Gil Z, Cohen JT, Spektor S, Trejo L, Fliss D, Beasley N, Gullane P, Donald P, Draf W, and Raveh J (2002) Recurrent anterior skull base plasmacytoma. Skull Base12:107-12
  28. Gil Z, Cohen JT, Spektor S, Shlomi B, Fliss DM (2003) Anterior skull base surgery without prophylactic airway diversion procedures. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg128(5):681-5
  29. Valarezo J, Cohen JE, Valarezo L, Spektor S, Shoshan Y, Rosenthal G, Umansky F (2003) Nocardial cerebral abscess: report of three cases and review of the current neurosurgical management. Neurol Res25(1):27-30
  30. Cohen JE, Spektor S, Valarezo J, Fellig Y, Umansky F (2003) Endolymphatic sac tumor: staged endovascular-neurosurgical approach. Neurol Res25(3):237-40
  31. Gil Z, Spektor S, Abergel A, Cohen JT, Khafif A, Shlomi B, Amir A, Gur E, Zucker G, Fliss DM (2003) [The subcranial approach for tumors involving the anterior skull base]. Harefuah142(6):416-20, 487, 486
  32. Gil Z, Abergel A, Spektor S, Cohen JT, Khafif A, Shabtai E, Fliss DM (2003) Quality of life following surgery for anterior skull base tumors. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg129(12):1303-9
  33. Spektor S, Agus S, Merkin V, Constantini S. (2003) Low-dose aspirin prophylaxis and risk of intracranial hemorrhage in patients older than 60 years of age with mild or moderate head injury: a prospective study. J Neurosurg99(4):661-5
  34. Umansky F, Spektor S(2003) Comment on the article by George B., Ferrario C.A., BlanQuet A., et al.Cavernous sinus exenteration for invasive cranial base tumors. Neurosurgery 52:781, 2003
  35. Cohen JE, Rajz G, Umansky F, Spektor S(2003) Thrombosis and recanalization of symptomatic nongiant saccular aneurysm. Neurol Res25(8):857-9
  36. Cohen JE, Rajz G, Valarezo J, Umansky F, Spektor S(2004) Endovascular stenting for the treatment of post-traumatic aneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery. Neurol Res26(6):662-5
  37. Gil Z, Abergel A, Spektor S, Khafif A, Fliss DM (2004) Patient, caregiver, and surgeon perceptions of quality of life following anterior skull base surgery. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg130(11):1276-81
  38. Gil Z, Abergel A, Spektor S, Shabtai E, Khafif A, Fliss DM (2004) Development of a cancer-specific anterior skull base quality-of-life questionnaire. J Neurosurg100(5):813-9
  39. Abergel A, Gil Z, Spektor S, Khafif A, Fliss DM (2004) [Quality of life following anterior skull base surgery]. Harefuah143(7):489-93, 550, 549
  40. Gil Z, Fliss DM, Voskoboinik N, Leider-Trejo L, Spektor S, Yaron Y, Orr-Urtreger A (2004) Cytogenetic analysis of three variants of clival chordoma. Cancer Genet Cytogenet154(2):124-30
  41. Gil Z, Constantini S, Spektor S, Abergel A, Khafif A, Beni-Adani L, Leonor TL, DeRowe A, Fliss DM (2005) Skull base approaches in the pediatric population. Head Neck27(8):682-9
  42. Segal R, Shoshan Y, Israel Z, Spektor S, Cohen J, Fraifeld S, Umansky F (2005) Neurosurgery at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Neurosurgery56(5):1135-48; discussion 1135-48
  43. Spektor S, Valarezo J, Fliss DM, Gil Z, Cohen JE, Goldman J, Umansky F (2005) Olfactory groove meningiomas from neurosurgical and ear, nose, and throat perspectives: approaches, techniques, and outcomes. Neurosurgery57(4 Suppl):268-80; discussion 268-80
  44. Gil Z, Orr-Urtreger A, Voskoboinik N, Trejo-Leider L, Spektor S, Shomrat R, Fliss DM. (2006) Cytogenetic analysis of sinonasal carcinomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg134(4):654-60
  45. Itshayek E, Rosenthal G, Fraifeld S, Perez-Sanchez X, Cohen JE, Spektor S(2006) Delayed posttraumatic acute subdural hematoma in elderly patients on anticoagulation. Neurosurgery58(5):E851-856; discussion E851-6
  46. Perez-Sanchez X, Umansky F, Margolin E, Spektor S(2006) Fronto-orbital craniotomy reconstruction using the titanium clamp (Craniofix): a technical note. Surg Neurol65(1):51-54
  47. Cohen JE, Itshayek E, Gomori JM, Grigoriadis S, Raphaeli G, Spektor S, Rajz G (2007) Spontaneous thrombosis of cerebral aneurysms presenting with ischemic stroke. J Neurol Sci254(1-2):95-8
  48. Itshayek E, Perez-Sanchez X, Cohen JE, Umansky F, Spektor S(2007) Cavernous hemangioma of the third cranial nerve: case report. Neurosurgery61(3):E653; discussion E653
  49. Cohen JE, Gomori JM, Segal R, Spivak A, Margolin E, Sviri G, Rajz G, Fraifeld S, Spektor S(2008) Endovascular treatment of traumatic intracranial aneurysms. Neurosurgery63(3):476-485; discussion 485-6 Selected for CME credit
  50. Umansky F, Shoshan Y, Rosenthal G, Fraifeld S, Spektor S(2008) Radiation-induced meningioma. Neurosurg Focus24(5):E7
  51. Cohen JE, Klimov A, Rajz G, Paldor I, Spektor S(2008) Exsanguinating tracheoinnominate artery fistula repaired with endovascular stent-graft. Surg Neurol69(3):306-9
  52. Adeleye AO, Shoshan Y, Cohen JE, Spektor S. (2008) Ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysm in an infant presenting as acute subdural hematoma: a case report. Pediatr Neurosurg44:397-401
  53. Cohen JE, Gomori JM, Grigoriadis S, Spektor S, Rajz G. (2008) Dural arteriovenous fistula of the greater sphenoid wing region in neurofibromatosis type 1. Pediatr Neurosurg44(2):172-5
  54. Shamir RR, Freiman M, Joskowicz L, Spektor S, Shoshan Y (2009) Localization and registration accuracy in image guided neurosurgery: a clinical study. Int J Computer Assisted Radiol Surg4(1):45:52
  55. Shamir RR, Freiman M, Joskowicz L, Spektor S, Shoshan Y (2009) Surface based facial scan registration in neuronavigation procedures: a clinical study. J Neurosurg111(6):1201-6
  56. Lavon I, Zrihan D, Granit A, Einstein O, Fainstein N, Cohen ME, Cohen MA, Zelikovitch B, Shoshan Y, Spektor S, Reubinoff BE, Felig Y, Gerlitz O, Ben-Hur T, Smith Y, Siegal T (2010) Gliomas display a microRNA expression profile reminiscent of neural precursor cells. Neurooncology12(5):422-33
  57. Adeleye AO, Amir G, Fraifeld S, Shoshan Y, Umansky F, Spektor S(2010) Diagnosis and management of Rosai-Dorfman disease involving the central nervous system. Neurol Res32(6):572-8
  58. Itshayek E, Gomori JM, Spektor S, Cohen JE. (2010) Stiletto stabbing: penetrating injury to the hypothalamus with hyperacute diabetes insipidus. Clin Neurol Neurosurg112(10):924-6
  59. Shamir RR, Joskowicz L, Spektor S, Shoshan Y (2011) Target and trajectory clinical application accuracy in neuronavigation. Neurosurgery68 (1 Suppl Operative Neurosurgery):95-101; discussion 101-2
  60. Moscovici S, Paldor I, Ramirez de Noriega F, Itshayek E, Shoshan Y, Spektor S, Attia MI. (2011) Do cranial subdural hematomas migrate to the lumbar spine? J Clin Neurosci18(4):563-5
  61. Attia M, Cohen JE, Shapira OM, Eimerl D, Gomori MJ, Dotan S, Spektor S(2011) Visual failure and recovery after thrombosis of a giant carotid ophthalmic aneurysm following vascular bypass and carotid artery ligation. J Clin Neurosci18(1):152-4
  62. Cohen JE, Gomori JM, Itshayek E, Spektor S, Shoshan Y, Rosenthal G, Moscoviti S (2012) Single-center experience on endovascular reconstruction of traumatic internal carotid artery dissections. J Trauma Acute Care72(1):216-21
  63. Attia M, Umansky F, Paldor I, Dotan S, Shoshan Y, Spektor S(2012) Giant anterior clinoidal meningiomas: surgical technique and outcomes. J Neurosurg117(4):654-65 featured article
  64. Tamir I, Davir R, Fellig Y, Weintraub M, Constantini S, Spektor S(2013) Solitary juvenile xanthogranuloma mimicking intracranial tumor in children. J Clin Neurosci20(1): 183-8
  65. Spektor S, Dotan S, Mizrahi CJ (2013) Safety of drilling for clinoidectomy and optic canal unroofing in anterior skull base surgery. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 155(6):1017-24
  66. Moscovici S, Fraifeld S, Cohen JE, Dotan S, Elchalal U, Shoshan Y, Spektor S(2013) Parasellar meningiomas in pregnancy: surgical results and visual outcomes. World NeurosurgEpub July 2013 doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2013.06.019
  67. Pikis S, Goldstein J, Spektor S. (2014) Potential neurotoxic effects of poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) during cranioplasty. J Clin Neurosci