The “isomorphic subtype of diffuse astrocytoma” was identified histologically in 2004 as a supratentorial, highly differentiated glioma with low cellularity, low proliferation and focal diffuse brain infiltration. Patients typically had seizures since childhood and all were operated on as adults.
The implementation of a universal surgical safety checklist protocol in 2004 was intended to minimize the prevalence of wrong site surgery (WSS). However, complete elimination of WSS in the operating room continues to be a challenge.
In a survey of United States Neurosurgical residency program directors in 2004, it was found that most programs (80.6%) use a training curriculum that is developed locally or from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons curriculum. The 6 ACGME-mandated general competency measurement for surveying residents’ education were considered by the vast majority of neurosurgical program directors to be difficult to understand or to have no benefit, compared with existing training evaluation methods. 36.8% of the program directors think that the case experience methods used for assessment needed significant revision and 51% think it requires minor revision 1).
Neurospine (ISO abbreviated journal name, Neurospine), the official journal of ASIA SPINE, the Neurospinal Society of Japan, Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society, and the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society, is an international peer reviewed open-access journal which published quarterly (last day of March, June, September, and December). It was first published in March 31, 2004 with Volume 1 and Number 1 with the name “Korean Journal of Spine,” and renamed as “Neurospine” in March issue, 2018.