Overview

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Residency Program Director
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Neurosurgical residency adaptations for the residency application cycle amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Acute on chronic sequelaeInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery.  25. 2021
    2021 Longitudinal CSF Iron Pathway Proteins in Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus: Associations with Ventricle Size and Neurodevelopmental OutcomesAnnals of Neurology.  90:217-226. 2021
    2021 Treatment strategies for hydrocephalus related to Dandy-Walker syndrome: Evaluating procedure selection and success within the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research NetworkJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  28:93-101. 2021
    2021 Development of best practices in the utilization and implementation of pediatric cervical spine traction: A modified Delphi studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:649-660. 2021
    2021 Imaging characteristics associated with surgery in Chiari malformation type IJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:620-628. 2021
    2021 Machine learning predicts risk of cerebrospinal fluid shunt failure in children: a study from the hydrocephalus clinical research networkChild's Nervous System.  37:1485-1494. 2021
    2021 Hydrocephalus treatment in patients with craniosynostosis: an analysis from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective registryNeurosurgical Focus.  50:1-7. 2021
    2021 Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Caregivers and Children with HydrocephalusWorld Neurosurgery.  148:e66-e73. 2021
    2021 Cerebrospinal fluid NCAM-1 concentration is associated with neurodevelopmental outcome in post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurityPLoS ONE.  16. 2021
    2021 Predictors of fast and ultrafast shunt failure in pediatric hydrocephalus: A Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:277-286. 2021
    2021 Shunt failure clusters: An analysis of multiple, frequent shunt failuresJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:287-293. 2021
    2021 Temporal trends in surgical procedures for pediatric hydrocephalus: An analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Core Data ProjectJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  27:269-276. 2021
    2020 Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and headache burden in the pediatric hydrocephalus populationJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:483-489. 2020
    2020 Hydrocephalus-related quality of life as assessed by children and their caregiversJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:353-363. 2020
    2020 Surgical resource utilization after initial treatment of infant hydrocephalus: Comparing etv, early experience of etv with choroid plexus cauterization, and shunt insertion in the hydrocephalus clinical research networkJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  26:337-345. 2020
    2020 Emergency response plan during the COVID-19 pandemic: The University of Alabama at Birmingham experienceNeurosurgery.  87:E218-E219. 2020
    2020 Functional outcomes at 2 years of age following treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity: What do we know at the time of consult?Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  25:453-461. 2020
    2020 functional imaging studies in predicting seizure freedom in pediatric epilepsy surgery: An area under the curve analysisNeurosurgical Focus.  48. 2020
    2020 Incidence of delayed intracranial hypertension in children with isolated sagittal synostosis following open calvarial vault reconstructionChild's Nervous System.  36:545-550. 2020
    2020 Treatment of pediatric high-grade central nervous system tumors with high-dose methotrexate in combination with multiagent chemotherapy: A single-institution experience 2020
    2020 Intraoperative-evoked Potential Monitoring: From Homemade to Automated SystemsJournal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.  32:90. 2020
    2020 Pediatric herniated lumbar disc: A population-based risk factor analysisJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  25:311-318. 2020
    2019 Patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism in cerebrospinal fluid shunt infectionJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.  8:235-243. 2019
    2019 Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score in Children: A Validity StudyNeurosurgery.  84:E362-E367. 2019
    2019 Reinfection rates following adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline recommendations in first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treatmentJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  23:577-585. 2019
    2019 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordNeurosurgery.  84:E129-E131. 2019
    2019 Chondroblastoma-like mass of the temporal bone, secondary aneurysmal bone cyst, and intracerebral hemorrhage in a patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  24:153-158. 2019
    2019 Predictors of success for combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in a North American setting: A Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  24:128-138. 2019
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordNeurosurgery.  83:E76-E77. 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordNeurosurgery.  83:E80-E81. 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordNeurosurgery.  83:E85-E86. 2018
    2018 Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: A multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical SocietyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  22:81-88. 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordNeurosurgery.  82:E192-E193. 2018
    2018 Damage capitation in the modern liability climate: A primer for neurosurgeons and systematic review of the literatureJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  28:446-454. 2018
    2018 Reinfection after treatment of first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: A prospective observational cohort studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:346-358. 2018
    2018 ResponseJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  28:445. 2018
    2018 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infant hydrocephalus: A prospective study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research NetworkJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:214-223. 2018
    2018 Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score in children: A reliability studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:284-291. 2018
    2018 Reliability of CSF turbulence and choroid plexus visualization on fast-sequence MRI in pediatric hydrocephalusJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  21:21-24. 2018
    2017 Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordClinical Neurosurgery.  81:713-732. 2017
    2017 Trans-falcine and contralateral sub-frontal electrode placement in pediatric epilepsy surgery: technical noteChild's Nervous System.  33:1379-1388. 2017
    2017 Shunting outcomes in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: Results of a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective cohort studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  20:19-29. 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 Ventricular catheter entry site and not catheter tip location predicts shunt survival: A secondary analysis of 3 large pediatric hydrocephalus studiesJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  19:157-167. 2017
    2017 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy: A historical reviewBritish Journal of Neurosurgery.  31:28-32. 2017
    2016 Variability in Management of First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Observational Cohort StudyJournal of Pediatrics.  179:185-191.e2. 2016
    2016 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: Prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research NetworkJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  18:423-429. 2016
    2016 Radiographic markers of clinical outcomes after endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization: Cerebrospinal fluid turbulence and choroid plexus visualizationJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  18:287-295. 2016
    2016 A new hydrocephalus clinical research network protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infectionJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  17:391-396. 2016
    2016 Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: A multicenter prospective cohort studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  17:382-390. 2016
    2016 Rate of shunt revision as a function of age in patients with shunted hydrocephalus due to myelomeningoceleNeurosurgical Focus.  41. 2016
    2015 Chiari malformation Type 1 and atlantoaxial instability: A letter from the Pediatric Craniocervical SocietyJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  23:820-821. 2015
    2015 A comprehensive review of the sub-axial ligaments of the vertebral column: part I anatomy and functionChild's Nervous System.  31:1037-1059. 2015
    2015 A comprehensive review of the sub-axial ligaments of the vertebral column: part II histology and embryologyChild's Nervous System.  31:1061-1066. 2015
    2015 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injuryNeurosurgery.  76:S71-S83. 2015
    2015 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injury.Neurosurgery.  76 Suppl 1:S71-S83. 2015
    2015 Relationship between pharyngitis and peri-odontoid pannus: A new etiology for some Chiari i malformations?Clinical Anatomy.  28:602-607. 2015
    2014 Delayed presentation of a cervical spine fracture dislocation with posterior ligamentous disruption in a gymnast 2014
    2014 Anastomoses between lower cranial and upper cervical nerves: A comprehensive review with potential significance during skull base and neck operations, Part I: Trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nervesClinical Anatomy.  27:118-130. 2014
    2014 Duplicated filum terminale in the absence of split cord malformation: A potential cause of failed detethering proceduresChild's Nervous System.  30:709-711. 2014
    2014 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infants with hydrocephalus: A retrospective Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network studyJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  14:224-229. 2014
    2014 Endoscopic third ventriculostomy with/without choroid plexus cauterization for hydrocephalus due to hemorrhage, infection, Dandy-Walker malformation, and neural tube defect: A meta-analysisChild's Nervous System.  30:571-578. 2014
    2014 Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: Post hoc analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Ultrasound-Guided Shunt Placement study. Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  14:173-178. 2014
    2014 Lymphatic malformation of the tongue with coexisting intractable epilepsy treated with corpus callosotomy: A case reportClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  117:68-70. 2014
    2014 Sonographic determination of normal Conus Medullaris level and ascent in early infancyChild's Nervous System.  30:655-658. 2014
    2013 Tectal plate gliomas: A reviewChild's Nervous System.  29:1827-1833. 2013
    2013 Magnetic source imaging (MSI) in children with neocortical epilepsy: Surgical outcome association with 3D post-resection analysisEpilepsy Research.  106:164-172. 2013
    2013 Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations: Critical analysis of the literature with proposal of a new classification systemJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  12:293-306. 2013
    2013 Institutional experience of endoscopic suprasellar arachnoid cyst fenestrationChild's Nervous System.  29:1345-1347. 2013
    2013 Andrew Fyfe the elder (1752(4)-1824): Not all good anatomists are good teachersClinical Anatomy.  26:418-422. 2013
    2013 Clinical assessment following acute cervical spinal cord injuryNeurosurgery.  72:40-53. 2013
    2013 Deep venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with cervical spinal cord injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:244-254. 2013
    2013 Initial closed reduction of cervical spinal fracture-dislocation injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:73-83. 2013
    2013 Management of acute combination fractures of the Atlas and Axis in AdultsNeurosurgery.  72:151-158. 2013
    2013 Management of acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS)Neurosurgery.  72:195-204. 2013
    2013 Management of isolated fractures of the Atlas in AdultsNeurosurgery.  72:127-131. 2013
    2013 Management of isolated fractures of the Axis in AdultsNeurosurgery.  72:132-150. 2013
    2013 Management of pediatric cervical spine and spinal cord injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:205-226. 2013
    2013 Management of vertebral artery injuries following non-penetrating cervical traumaNeurosurgery.  72:234-243. 2013
    2013 Nutritional support after spinal cord injuryNeurosurgery.  72:255-259. 2013
    2013 Occipital condyle fracturesNeurosurgery.  72:106-113. 2013
    2013 Os odontoideumNeurosurgery.  72:159-169. 2013
    2013 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injuryNeurosurgery.  72:93-105. 2013
    2013 Prehospital cervical spinal immobilization after traumaNeurosurgery.  72:22-34. 2013
    2013 Radiographic assessmentNeurosurgery.  72:54-72. 2013
    2013 Scalp dermoids: A review of their anatomy, diagnosis, and treatmentChild's Nervous System.  29:375-380. 2013
    2013 Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA)Neurosurgery.  72:227-233. 2013
    2013 Subaxial cervical spine injury classification systemsNeurosurgery.  72:170-186. 2013
    2013 The acute cardiopulmonary management of patients with cervical spinal cord injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:84-92. 2013
    2013 The diagnosis and management of traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:114-126. 2013
    2013 Transportation of patients with acute traumatic cervical spine injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:35-39. 2013
    2013 Treatment of subaxial cervical spinal injuriesNeurosurgery.  72:187-194. 2013
    2013 L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: A comprehensive review with an anatomic focusChild's Nervous System.  29:209-216. 2013
    2013 Major white matter fiber changes in medically intractable neocortical epilepsy in children: A diffusion tensor imaging studyEpilepsy Research.  103:211-220. 2013
    2013 Ossification of the suprascapular ligament: A risk factor for suprascapular nerve compression?International Journal of Shoulder Surgery.  7:19-22. 2013
    2013 Robert Liston (1794-1847): surgical anatomist and resurrectionist with an interest in hydrocephalus.Child's Nervous System.  29:1-4. 2013
    2012 A single-center experience with eccentric syringomyelia found with pediatric Chiari I malformationChild's Nervous System.  28:1937-1941. 2012
    2012 Progressive symptomatic increase in the size of choroidal fissure cysts: Report of 4 casesJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  10:306-309. 2012
    2012 The accuracy of abnormal lumbar sonography findings in detecting occult spinal dysraphism: A comparison with magnetic resonance imaging - Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  10:150-153. 2012
    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 Use of lumbar ultrasonography to detect occult spinal dysraphism: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  9:274-279. 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 Combined occipitoatlantoaxial rotatory fixation: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  8:198-204. 2011
    2011 Institutional experience with 500 cases of surgically treated pediatric Chiari malformation type IJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  7:248-256. 2011
    2011 Sacral dimplesPediatrics in Review.  32:109-114. 2011
    2010 Retethering of sectioned fibrolipomatous filum terminale in an adult: Case report and review of the literature 2010
    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
    2010 Healthcare savings associated with reduced infection rates using antimicrobial suture wound closure for cerebrospinal fluid shunt proceduresPediatric Neurosurgery.  46:19-24. 2010
    2010 Pediatric neurosurgical practice patterns designed to prevent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infectionPediatric Neurosurgery.  45:456-460. 2010
    2010 Intractable Voiding Dysfunction in Children With Normal Spinal Imaging: Predictors of Failed Conservative ManagementUrology.  75:161-165. 2010
    2010 ReplyUrology.  75:165. 2010
    2009 Preoperative predictors for improvement after surgical untethering in occult tight filum terminale syndromePediatric Neurosurgery.  45:256-261. 2009
    2009 Transient ventriculomegaly in an adolescent presenting with shunted hydrocephalus, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperglycemiaPediatric Neurosurgery.  44:496-500. 2009
    2008 Antimicrobial suture wound closure for cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery: A prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trialJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  2:111-117. 2008
    2008 ResponseJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  2:110. 2008
    2008 Thoracolumbar spine subdural hematoma as a result of nonaccidental trauma in a 4-month-old infant: Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  2:139-142. 2008
    2006 Antimicrobial Suture Use Associated with a Decreased Incidence of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections 872.Neurosurgery.  59:478. 2006
    2006 Transient ventriculomegaly in a child presenting with hypernatremia. Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  104 PEDIATRICS:192-194. 2006
    2006 Transient ventriculomegaly in a child presenting with hypernatremia. Case report.Journal of Neurosurgery.  104:192-194. 2006
    1995 Predictors of Hospital Mortality in Older Patients with Subdural HematomaJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  43:240-244. 1995

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 A Multidisciplinary Clinic for the Management of Chiari I Malformations.  599-603. 2020
    2020 Clinical Presentation of Pediatric Chiari I Malformations.  375-379. 2020
    2015 Medicolegal Aspects of Peripheral Nerve Injury.  707-708. 2015
    2015 Surgery for Peripheral Nerve Trauma.  373-381. 2015
    2014 Clinical presentation of pediatric Chiari i malformations.  247-251. 2014
    2013 A multidisciplinary clinic for the management of Chiari i malformations.  345-350. 2013

    Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • University of South Florida Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, Duke University 1987
  • Full Name

  • Curtis Rozzelle
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