Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Blount participates in the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgery but has particular academic interest in the surgical treatment of epilepsy in children, spina bifida, transitional care in spina bifida and public health issues in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Blount joined the faculty at UAB in 2000 and is the chief of pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 ResponseJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:338. 2018
    2018 Intradural spine surgery may not carry an increased risk of shunt revision compared with extradural spine surgery in pediatric patients with myelomeningoceleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:11-15. 2018
    2017 Predictors of permanent disability among adults with spinal dysraphismJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  27:169-177. 2017
    2017 Surveillance survey of family history in children with neural tube defectsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  19:690-695. 2017
    2017 ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Suspected Physical Abuse—ChildJournal of the American College of Radiology.  14:S338-S349. 2017
    2017 A comparison of the MOMS trial results to a contemporaneous, single-institution, postnatal closure cohortChild's Nervous System.  33:639-646. 2017
    2017 Extratemporal resections in pediatric epilepsy surgery—an overviewEpilepsia.  58:19-27. 2017
    2017 Risk factors for surgical site infection following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery: A review of 9296 procedures from a national database and comparison with a single-center experienceJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  19:407-420. 2017
    2017 Technical descriptions of four hemispherectomy approaches: From the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Meeting at Gothenburg 2014Epilepsia.  58:46-55. 2017
    2017 Skull Base and Cervical Spine Involvement in Jansen Syndrome: Case ReportPediatric Neurosurgery.  52:140-143. 2017
    2016 Rate of shunt revision as a function of age in patients with shunted hydrocephalus due to myelomeningoceleNeurosurgical Focus.  41. 2016
    2015 Pediatric central nervous system solitary fibrous tumor: case reportChild's Nervous System.  31:2379-2381. 2015
    2015 Chiari III malformation: a comprehensive review of this enigmatic anomalyChild's Nervous System.  31:2035-2040. 2015
    2015 Sleep-disordered breathing in patients with myelomeningoceleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  16:30-35. 2015
    2015 Assessing health-related quality of life in children with spina bifidaJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  15:144-149. 2015
    2015 Hemispherectomy for treatment of refractory epilepsy in the pediatric age group: A systematic reviewJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  15:34-44. 2015
    2014 Bihemispheric gunshot wounds: Survival and long-term neuropsychological follow-up of three siblingsChild's Nervous System.  30:1589-1594. 2014
    2014 Fast-sequence MRI studies for surveillance imaging in pediatric hydrocephalusJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  13:440-447. 2014
    2013 William Watson Cheyne (1852-1932): A life in medicine and his innovative surgical treatment of congenital hydrocephalusChild's Nervous System.  29:1961-1965. 2013
    2013 Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestrationChild's Nervous System.  29:1345-1347. 2013
    2013 The association between race and frequent shunt failure: A single-center study. Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  11:552-557. 2013
    2013 Multidisciplinary staged surgical management of bifrontal meningoencephalocele with long-term follow-up: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  11:478-484. 2013
    2012 Clinical evaluation and surveillance imaging in children with spina bifida aperta and shunt-treated hydrocephalus: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  9:621-626. 2012
    2012 Parental recognition of shunt failure: A prospective single-institution studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  9:363-371. 2012
    2012 Parameters of care for craniosynostosis: Craniofacial and neurologic surgery perspectivesPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  129:731-737. 2012
    2011 Massive pediatric neurosurgical injuries and lessons learned following a tornado disaster in Alabama: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  8:588-592. 2011
    2011 Corrigendum to "Planning extent of resection in epilepsy: Limited versus large resections" [Epilepsy & Behavior 20, Issue 2 (2011) 233-240]Epilepsy and Behavior.  21:494. 2011
    2011 Safety and utility of supplemental depth electrodes for localizing the ictal onset zone in pediatric neocortical epilepsy: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  8:49-56. 2011
    2011 Institutional experience with 500 cases of surgically treated pediatric Chiari malformation type IJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  7:248-256. 2011
    2011 Planning extent of resection in epilepsy: Limited versus large resectionsEpilepsy and Behavior.  20:233-240. 2011
    2011 Small-ventricle neuroendoscopy for pediatric brain tumor management: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  7:104-110. 2011
    2010 Retroclival epidural hematomas: A clinical seriesNeurosurgery.  67:404-406. 2010
    2010 Safety and utility of scheduled nonnarcotic analgesic medications in children undergoing craniotomy for brain tumorNeurosurgery.  67:353-355. 2010
    2009 Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: A case seriesChild's Nervous System.  25:599-600. 2009
    2008 Advances in intracranial monitoringNeurosurgical Focus.  25. 2008
    2008 Death in shunted hydrocephalic children: A follow-up studyChild's Nervous System.  24:197-201. 2008
    2007 Craniopharyngioma marsupialization: Case illustrationJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:521. 2007
    2007 Endoscopically assisted decompression of the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinous fossa: A cadaveric feasibility study. Laboratory investigationJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:1164-1167. 2007
    2007 Infections of pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunts related to fundoplication and gastrostomyJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:365-367. 2007
    2007 Pansynostosis: A reviewChild's Nervous System.  23:1103-1109. 2007
    2007 Anatomy of the falcine venous plexusJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:155-157. 2007
    2007 Institutional experience with cranial vault encephalocelesJournal of Neurosurgery.  107:22-25. 2007
    2007 Scheduled oral analgesics and the need for opiates in children following partial dorsal rhizotomyJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:439-440. 2007
    2007 Scheduled oral analgesics and the need for opiates in children following partial dorsal rhizotomy.Journal of Neurosurgery.  106:439-440. 2007
    2007 The tectorial membrane: Anatomical, biomechanical, and histological analysisClinical Anatomy.  20:382-386. 2007
    2007 The lateral atlantooccipital ligamentAnatomia clinica.  29:219-223. 2007
    2007 The nerve to the mylohyoid as a donor for facial nerve reanimation procedures: A cadaveric feasibility studyJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:677-679. 2007
    2007 Forces necessary for the disruption of the cisternal segments of cranial nerves II through XIIClinical Anatomy.  20:252-255. 2007
    2007 Landmarks for the identification of the cutaneous nerves of the occiput and nuchal regionsClinical Anatomy.  20:235-238. 2007
    2007 Contribution of surgical evacuation of a large subgaleal hematoma to the resolution of severe conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in a neonate. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  106:131-133. 2007
    2007 Contribution of surgical evacuation of a large subgaleal hematoma to the resolution of severe conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in a neonate: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  106:131-133. 2007
    2007 The sphenoparietal sinusNeurosurgery.  60. 2007
    2007 Giant intracranial lipoma.Folia Neuropathologica.  45:247-249. 2007
    2007 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation inhibits induced spinal cord seizuresClinical Anatomy.  20:23-26. 2007
    2007 Spinal accessory nerve meningioma in a paediatric patient: Case reportFolia Neuropathologica.  45:23-25. 2007
    2007 Spinal cord transection for definitive untethering of repetitive tethered cord.Neurosurgical Focus.  23:E12. 2007
    2007 Spinal cord transection for definitive untethering of repetitive tethered cord.Neurosurgical Focus.  23:1-4. 2007
    2006 Approach to the cervical portion of the vagus nerve via the posterior cervical triangle: A cadaveric feasibility study with potential use in vagus nerve stimulation proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  5:540-542. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of the lower subscapular nerve for potential use in neurotization proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery.  105:881-883. 2006
    2006 Exposure of the V1-V3 segments of the vertebral artery via the posterior cervical triangle: A cadaveric feasibility studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  5:320-323. 2006
    2006 Vagus nerve stimulation in children less than 5 years oldChild's Nervous System.  22:1167-1169. 2006
    2006 Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  105:140-142. 2006
    2006 Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  105 PEDIATRICS:140-142. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of and landmarks for the muscular branches of the ulnar nerve to the forearm for application in peripheral nerve neurotization proceduresJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:800-803. 2006
    2006 Quantitation of and superficial surgical landmarks for the anterior interosseous nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:787-791. 2006
    2006 Superficial surgical landmarks for identifying the posterior interosseous nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:796-799. 2006
    2006 Surgical anatomy of the cervical and infraclavicular parts of the long thoracic nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:792-795. 2006
    2006 The marginal sinusJournal of Neurosurgery.  104:429-431. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part I. Intracranial arterial aneurysms.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part II. Vein of Galen malformations.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2006 History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part III. Arteriovenous malformations.Neurosurgical Focus.  20. 2006
    2006 The use of a sump antibiotic irrigation system to save infected hardware in a patient with a vagal nerve stimulator: Technical noteSurgical Neurology.  65:48-49. 2006
    2005 Polymerase chain reaction for the rapid detection of cerebrospinal fluid shunt or ventriculostomy infectionsNeurosurgery.  57:1237-1242. 2005
    2005 The results of compression forces applied to the isolated human calvariaFolia morphologica.  64:321-325. 2005
    2005 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation [1] (multiple letters)Epilepsia.  46:1152-1153. 2005
    2005 Right-sided vagus nerve stimulation.Epilepsia.  46:1152. 2005
    2005 Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cordJournal of Neurosurgery.  103 PEDIATRICS:36-39. 2005
    2005 Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cord.Journal of Neurosurgery.  103:36-39. 2005
    2005 An unusual case of impalement of the cranium in a childJournal of Trauma.  58:1290-1293. 2005
    2005 Isolated atlantal stenosis in a patient with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency, and Klippel-Feil and Duane's syndromesChild's Nervous System.  21:421-424. 2005
    2005 Unusual findings during abdominal placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:423-425. 2005
    2005 Unusual findings during abdominal placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: report of three cases.Journal of Neurosurgery.  102:423-425. 2005
    2005 The triangle of the vertebral arteryNeurosurgery.  56. 2005
    2005 Referred shoulder pain from ventriculoperitoneal shunts: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:218-220. 2005
    2005 Transient ventriculoperitoneal shunt dysfunction in children with myelodysplasia and urinary bladder infection: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:221-223. 2005
    2005 Vagus nerve stimulation for induced spinal cord seizures: Insights into seizure cessationJournal of Neurosurgery.  102 PEDIATRICS:213-217. 2005
    2005 Anatomical landmarks for the lumbar plexus on the posterior abdominal wall.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:335-338. 2005
    2005 Complications of ventriculosubgaleal shunts in infants and childrenChild's Nervous System.  21:48-51. 2005
    2005 Superficial landmarks for the spinal accessory nerve within the posterior cervical triangle.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  3:375-378. 2005
    2004 MeroacraniaPediatric Neurosurgery.  40:95-96. 2004
    2004 Persistence of the left superior vena cava in a patient with duplication of chromosome 8p - A case reportInternational Journal of Angiology.  13:120-121. 2004
    2004 Left-sided vagus nerve stimulation decreases intracranial pressure without resultant bradycardia in the pig: A potential therapeutic modality for humansChild's Nervous System.  20:309-312. 2004
    2004 Neuroendoscopic findings in patients with intracranial germinomas correlating with diabetes insipidusJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:430-436. 2004
    2004 Neuroendoscopic findings in patients with intracranial germinomas correlating with diabetes insipidus.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:430-436. 2004
    2004 Duplication of the massa intermedia in a childPediatric Neurosurgery.  40:42-43. 2004
    2004 Eyebrow incision with supraorbital trephination for endoscopic corpus callosotomy: A feasibility studyChild's Nervous System.  20:188-191. 2004
    2004 Cessation of chronic hypertension after posterior fossa decompression in a child with Chiari I malformation. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:194-196. 2004
    2004 Cessation of chronic hypertension after posterior fossa decompression in a child with Chiari I malformation: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:194-196. 2004
    2004 Multiple subpial transections in the treatment of pediatric epilepsyJournal of Neurosurgery.  100:118-124. 2004
    2004 Multiple subpial transections in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.Journal of Neurosurgery.  100:118-124. 2004
    2004 Degree of tectal beaking correlates to the presence of nystagmus in children with Chiari II malformationChild's Nervous System.  20:459-461. 2004
    2004 Sports and Pediatric Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts: Who Can Play?Neurosurgery.  54:1190-1198. 2004
    2004 Syringomyelia in twin brothers discordant for Chiari I malformation: Case reportJournal of Child Neurology.  19:459-462. 2004
    2003 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus secondary to central nervous system infection or intraventricular hemorrhage in childrenPediatric Neurosurgery.  39:258-263. 2003
    2003 Suprasellar lymphoid hyperplasia presenting with diabetes insipidus and hypogonadismPediatric Neurosurgery.  39:275-278. 2003
    2003 Complications of chronic vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in childrenJournal of Neurosurgery.  99:500-503. 2003
    2003 Ectopic brain tissue in a neonatePediatric Neurosurgery.  39:136-138. 2003
    2003 Children with growth hormone deficiency and Chiari I malformation: A morphometric analysis of the posterior cranial fossaPediatric Neurosurgery.  38:324-328. 2003
    2003 Alternative uses for the subgaleal shunt in pediatric neurosurgeryPediatric Neurosurgery.  39:22-24. 2003
    2003 Human horns: A historical review and clinical correlationNeurosurgery.  52:1443-1448. 2003
    2003 Life expectancy of ventriculosubgaleal shunt revisionsPediatric Neurosurgery.  38:244-246. 2003
    2003 Reformation of the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane following posterior fossa decompression with subsequent constriction at the craniocervical junctionPediatric Neurosurgery.  38:219-221. 2003
    2003 Atlantoaxial interlaminar distances in cervical flexion in childrenJournal of Neurosurgery.  98:271-274. 2003
    2003 Atlantoaxial interlaminar distances in cervical flexion in children.Journal of Neurosurgery.  98:271-274. 2003
    2003 Intracranial anatomic asymmetry in situs inversus totalisZeitschrift fur Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte.  206:199-202. 2003
    2003 Anatomic Landmarks for the Cervical Portion of the Thoracic DuctNeurosurgery.  53:1385-1388. 2003
    2003 Cervical spine involvement in Larsen's syndrome: A case illustrationPediatrics.  111:199-201. 2003
    2003 Cutaneous manifestations and the Chiari I malformationPediatric Neurology.  29:250-252. 2003
    2003 Endoscopic corpus callosotomy: An animal studyJournal of Pediatric Neurology.  1:25-28. 2003
    2003 Inclination of the odontoid process in the pediatric Chiari I malformationJournal of Neurosurgery.  98:43-49. 2003
    2003 Inclination of the odontoid process in the pediatric Chiari I malformation.Journal of Neurosurgery.  98:43-49. 2003
    2002 Quantitative anatomy of the transverse ligament tuberclesJournal of Neurosurgery.  97:343-345. 2002
    2002 Quantitative anatomy of the transverse ligament tubercles.Journal of Neurosurgery.  97:343-345. 2002
    2002 Long-term control of hydrocephalus via endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children with tectal plate gliomasNeurosurgery.  51:63-68. 2002
    2002 Jarcho-Levin syndromePediatric Neurosurgery.  36:279. 2002
    2002 Horizontal sacrum as an indicator of a tethered spinal cordPediatric Neurosurgery.  36:209-213. 2002
    2002 Absence of the falx cerebelli in a Chiari II malformationClinical Anatomy.  15:193-195. 2002
    2002 Choroid plexectomy reduces neurosurgical intervention in patients with hydranencephalyPediatric Neurosurgery.  36:148-152. 2002
    2002 Acute hydrocephalus following a Chiari I decompressionPediatric Neurosurgery.  36:101-104. 2002
    2002 Posterior atlantooccipital membrane for duraplasty. Technical note.Journal of Neurosurgery.  97:266-268. 2002
    2002 Superficial surgical landmarks for the frontal sinusJournal of Neurosurgery.  96:320-322. 2002
    2001 Preliminary observations on the association between simple metopic ridging in children without trigonocephaly and the Chiari I malformationPediatric Neurosurgery.  35:136-139. 2001
    2001 Histological appearance of a chronically stimulated vagus nerve in a pediatric patientPediatric Neurosurgery.  35:99-102. 2001
    2001 Spinal lipomas.Neurosurgical Focus.  10. 2001
    2001 Surgical landmarks for the proximal portion of the axillary nerveJournal of Neurosurgery.  95:998-1000. 2001
    2000 784 Multiple Subpial Transections in the Surgical Management of Pediatric Epilepsy.Neurosurgery.  47:523-524. 2000
    1996 Intrathecal granuloma complicating chronic spinal infusion of morphine: Report of three casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  84:272-276. 1996
    1996 Transplantation of human fetal tissue from spontaneous abortions to a rodent model of Parkinson's diseaseCell Transplantation.  5:69-75. 1996
    1994 Functional effects of transplanted human fetal ventral mesencephalic brain tissue from spontaneous abortions into a rodent model of Parkinson's diseaseTransplantation Proceedings.  26:3335. 1994
    1993 Complications in ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting.Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.  4:633-656. 1993
    1988 Fetal dopamine neural grafts: Extended reversal of methylphenyltetrahydropyridine-induced parkinsonism in monkeysProgress in Brain Research.  78:497-506. 1988

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 Vagus Nerve Stimulation.  393-406. 2015
    2013 Symptoms of the Chiari II malformation.  283-289. 2013
    2010 Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas.  477-481. 2010
    2006 Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas.  431-435. 2006

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Rochester 1989
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Washington & Lee University 1985
  • ALABAMA MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION, Internship 1991
  • ALABAMA MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION, Residency 1996
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000
  • Full Name

  • Jeffrey Blount