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Brian Walcott, MD
Clinical Instructor of Neurological Surgery (Fellow)
Neurological Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


The Superior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm: A Posterior Circulation Aneurysm with Favorable Microsurgical Outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jan 24. View in: PubMed

Molecular, Cellular, and Genetic Determinants of Sporadic Brain Arteriovenous Malformations. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:37-42. View in: PubMed

The effect of basilar artery bifurcation angle on rates of initial occlusion, recanalization, and retreatment of basilar artery apex aneurysms following coil embolization. Interv Neuroradiol. 2016 Aug; 22(4):389-95. View in: PubMed

Brainstem cavernous malformations: Natural history versus surgical management. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jun 16. View in: PubMed

Flow Diversion for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jun 13. View in: PubMed

Predictive modeling and in vivo assessment of cerebral blood flow in the management of complex cerebral aneurysms. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Jun; 36(6):998-1003. View in: PubMed

Hemodynamics in Symptomatic Atherosclerotic Vertebrobasilar Occlusive Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jun 1; 73(6):759. View in: PubMed

LPA/PKD-1-FoxO1 Signaling Axis Mediates Endothelial Cell CD36 Transcriptional Repression and Proangiogenic and Proarteriogenic Reprogramming. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Jun; 36(6):1197-208. View in: PubMed

Indirect and direct revascularization of ACTA2 cerebral arteriopathy: feasibility of the superficial temporal artery to anterior cerebral artery bypass with posterior auricular artery interposition graft: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 May 13; 1-5. View in: PubMed

Valproic acid, compared to other antiepileptic drugs, is associated with improved overall and progression-free survival in glioblastoma but worse outcome in grade II/III gliomas treated with temozolomide. J Neurooncol. 2016 May; 127(3):505-14. View in: PubMed

Intracranial dural based chondroma. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Mar; 25:161-3. View in: PubMed

Middle Cerebral Artery-to-A1 Anterior Cerebral Artery Intracranial-Intracranial Bypass for Ruptured Dissecting Pseudoaneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct 10. View in: PubMed

Validation of the Modified Raymond-Roy classification for intracranial aneurysms treated with coil embolization. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Oct 5. View in: PubMed

A novel minimally invasive technique for lumbar decompression, realignment, and navigated interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep; 22(9):1484-90. View in: PubMed

Incidence, Timing, and Predictors of Delayed Shunting for Hydrocephalus After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Aug; 23(1):54-8. View in: PubMed

The Absence of Fever or Leukocytosis Does Not Exclude Infection Following Cranioplasty. Can J Neurol Sci. 2015 Jul; 42(4):255-9. View in: PubMed

Central nervous system lymphoma presenting as trigeminal neuralgia: A diagnostic challenge. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jul; 22(7):1188-90. View in: PubMed

Brain Mapping for Safe Microsurgical Resection of Arteriovenous Malformations in Eloquent Cortex. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):1148-56. View in: PubMed

A novel translaminar crossover approach for pathologies in the lumbar hidden zone. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jun; 22(6):1030-5. View in: PubMed

Diffuse patterns of nonaneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage originating from the Basal cisterns have predictable vasospasm rates similar to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Apr; 24(4):795-801. View in: PubMed

Surgical management of ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms with large intraparenchymal or sylvian fissure hematomas. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 76(3):258-64; discussion 264. View in: PubMed

Cost analysis of spinal and general anesthesia for the surgical treatment of lumbar spondylosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Mar; 22(3):539-43. View in: PubMed

Neurological outcomes following intraprocedural rerupture during coil embolization of ruptured intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan; 122(1):128-35. View in: PubMed

Validation of the supplemented Spetzler-Martin grading system for brain arteriovenous malformations in a multicenter cohort of 1009 surgical patients. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jan; 76(1):25-31; discussion 31-2; quiz 32-3. View in: PubMed

Surgical outcomes following encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis in North American adults with moyamoya. J Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 121(6):1394-400. View in: PubMed

Time interval to surgery and outcomes following the surgical treatment of acute traumatic subdural hematoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 21(12):2107-11. View in: PubMed

Reversal of warfarin associated coagulopathy with 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in traumatic brain injury and intracranial hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Nov; 21(11):1881-4. View in: PubMed

Cervical osteophyte resulting in compression of the jugular foramen: Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Oct; 21(4):565-7. View in: PubMed

Use of external ventriculostomy and intrathecal anti-fungal treatment in cerebral mucormycotic abscess. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1819-21. View in: PubMed

BMP signaling modulation attenuates cerebral arteriovenous malformation formation in a vertebrate model. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 Oct; 34(10):1688-94. View in: PubMed

Endovascular coiling of a ruptured basilar apex aneurysm with associated pseudoaneurysm. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1637-40. View in: PubMed

Giant thoracic osteophyte: a distinct clinical entity. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1599-602. View in: PubMed

Outcomes in severe middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug; 21(1):20-6. View in: PubMed

Spontaneous regression of an epidermoid cyst of the cavernous sinus. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 21(8):1433-5. View in: PubMed

Genetically encoded impairment of neuronal KCC2 cotransporter function in human idiopathic generalized epilepsy. EMBO Rep. 2014 Jul; 15(7):766-74. View in: PubMed

Repeated neurovascular imaging in subarachnoid hemorrhage when initial studies are negative. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 21(6):993-6. View in: PubMed

Tracheostomy after severe ischemic stroke: a population-based study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 May-Jun; 23(5):1024-9. View in: PubMed

Intracranial organizing hematoma with papillary endothelial hyperplasia features after resection and involved field radiotherapy for cerebellar juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. Clin Imaging. 2014 May-Jun; 38(3):322-5. View in: PubMed

Utility of foramen ovale electrodes in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 May; 55(5):713-24. View in: PubMed

Zebrafish models of cerebrovascular disease. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 Apr; 34(4):571-7. View in: PubMed

Proton beam stereotactic radiosurgery for pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2014 Apr; 74(4):367-73; discussion 374. View in: PubMed

Fusiform aneurysms of the lenticulostriate artery. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar; 21(3):373-7. View in: PubMed

Disruption of ion homeostasis in the neurogliovascular unit underlies the pathogenesis of ischemic cerebral edema. Transl Stroke Res. 2014 Feb; 5(1):3-16. View in: PubMed

Effect of glibenclamide on the prevention of secondary brain injury following ischemic stroke in humans. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1):E11. View in: PubMed

The incidence of complications in elective cranial neurosurgery associated with dural closure material. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan; 120(1):278-84. View in: PubMed

Postoperative intensive care unit requirements after elective craniotomy. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jan; 81(1):165-72. View in: PubMed

Clinical features of brain metastasis from salivary gland tumors. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1533-7. View in: PubMed

Long-term seizure outcomes following resection of supratentorial cavernous malformations. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Nov; 115(11):2377-81. View in: PubMed

Surgical treatment options and management strategies of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the lumbar spinal nerve roots. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1546-9. View in: PubMed

Induced and sustained hypernatremia for the prevention and treatment of cerebral edema following brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Oct; 19(2):222-31. View in: PubMed

Retrievable stent thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke: analysis of a revolutionizing treatment technique. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1346-9. View in: PubMed

Multimodal endovascular treatment of a vertebrovertebral fistula presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage and hydrocephalus. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 20(9):1295-8. View in: PubMed

Effects of vascular-endothelial protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibition on breast cancer vasculature and metastatic progression. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Aug 21; 105(16):1188-201. View in: PubMed

Intranasal myiasis: a rare complication of transnasal skull base surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Aug; 20(8):1178-80. View in: PubMed

Adult acute calcific discitis confined to the nucleus pulposus in the cervical spine: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Aug; 19(2):170-3. View in: PubMed

Non-contrast 3D time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography for visualization of intracranial aneurysms in patients with absolute contraindications to CT or MRI contrast. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Aug; 20(8):1122-6. View in: PubMed

Dabigatran, intracranial hemorrhage, and the neurosurgeon. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 May; 34(5):E7. View in: PubMed

Factors affecting successful localization of the central sulcus using the somatosensory evoked potential phase reversal technique. Neurosurgery. 2013 May; 72(5):828-34; discussion 834. View in: PubMed

Predictors of cranioplasty complications in stroke and trauma patients. J Neurosurg. 2013 Apr; 118(4):757-62. View in: PubMed

Retrograde third ventriculocisternostomy from the posterior fossa. Neurosurgery. 2013 Mar; 72(1 Suppl Operative):9-13; discussion 13-4. View in: PubMed

Neurological surgery: the influence of physical and mental demands on humans performing complex operations. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Mar; 20(3):342-8. View in: PubMed

Pial arteriovenous fistulae in pediatric patients: associated syndromes and treatment outcome. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Jan 1; 5(1):10-4. View in: PubMed

Radiation Treatment for WHO Grade II and III Meningiomas. Front Oncol. 2013; 3:227. View in: PubMed

Limitations of Current GABA Agonists in Neonatal Seizures: Toward GABA Modulation Via the Targeting of Neuronal Cl(-) Transport. Front Neurol. 2013; 4:78. View in: PubMed

Automated decision-support system for prediction of treatment responders in acute ischemic stroke. Front Neurol. 2013; 4:140. View in: PubMed

Glioblastoma mimicking an arteriovenous malformation. Front Neurol. 2013; 4:144. View in: PubMed

Dural arteriovenous fistulae in pediatric patients: associated conditions and treatment outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Jan 1; 5(1):6-9. View in: PubMed

The DECRA trial and decompressive craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury: is decompression really ineffective? World Neurosurg. The DECRA trial and decompressive craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury: is decompression really ineffective? World Neurosurg. 2013 Jan; 79(1):80-1. View in: PubMed

Continuous hyperosmolar therapy for traumatic brain injury-associated cerebral edema: as good as it gets, or an iatrogenic secondary insult? J Clin Neurosci. Continuous hyperosmolar therapy for traumatic brain injury-associated cerebral edema: as good as it gets, or an iatrogenic secondary insult? J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jan; 20(1):30-1. View in: PubMed

Infection following operations on the central nervous system: deconstructing the myth of the sterile field. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Nov; 33(5):E8. View in: PubMed

Helicopter vs ground transportation for patients with trauma. JAMA. 2012 Aug 8; 308(6):564; author reply 565. View in: PubMed

Bilateral hemicraniectomy in non-penetrating traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2012 Jul 1; 29(10):1879-85. View in: PubMed

The use of intra-operative blood gas analysis in the investigation of suspected iatrogenic vascular injury. Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun; 21 Suppl 4:S492-4. View in: PubMed

Glioblastoma multiforme and cerebral cavernous malformations: intersection of pathophysiologic pathways. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jun; 19(6):884-6. View in: PubMed

Cerebrospinal fluid fistula prevention and treatment following frontal sinus fractures: a review of initial management and outcomes. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Jun; 32(6):E1. View in: PubMed

Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus. Arch Neurol. 2012 May; 69(5):664. View in: PubMed

Steroid responsive A3243G mutation MELAS: clinical and radiographic evidence for regional hyperperfusion leading to neuronal loss. Neurologist. 2012 May; 18(3):159-70. View in: PubMed

Delayed post-traumatic bilateral abducens nerve palsy with complete recovery. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Apr; 19(4):585-6. View in: PubMed

Dual ipsilateral craniotomies through a single incision for the surgical management of multiple intracranial aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 77(3-4):502-6. View in: PubMed

Hyponatremia associated with Ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis. Med Oncol. 2012 Mar; 29(1):374-7. View in: PubMed

Chordoma: current concepts, management, and future directions. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Feb; 13(2):e69-76. View in: PubMed

Intraspinal migration of a clavicular Steinmann pin: case report and management strategy. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 19(2):310-3. View in: PubMed

Postlaminectomy synovial cyst formation: a possible consequence of ligamentum flavum excision. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 19(2):252-4. View in: PubMed

Multimodal therapy of an intramedullary cervical primitive neuroectodermal tumor in an adult. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jan 10; 30(2):e15-8. View in: PubMed

Trapped fourth ventricle phenomenon following aneurysm rupture of the posterior circulation: case reports. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jan; 70(1):E253-8; discussion E258. View in: PubMed

Socioeconomic status correlates with the prevalence of advanced coronary artery disease in the United States. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e46314. View in: PubMed

Diffuse central neurocytoma with craniospinal dissemination. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 19(1):163-6. View in: PubMed

Deep brain stimulation for medically refractory life-threatening status dystonicus in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 9(1):99-102. View in: PubMed

Arthroplasty Utilization in the United States is Predicted by Age-Specific Population Groups. ISRN Orthop. 2012; 2012. View in: PubMed

Conflict of interest in spine research reporting. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e44327. View in: PubMed

Incidence of cerebrospinal fluid leak following petrosectomy and analysis of avoidance techniques. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 19(1):92-4. View in: PubMed

Cerebrovascular bypass and aneurysm trapping for the treatment of an A2-segment anterior cerebral artery pseudoaneurysm and herniation through a skull base defect following trauma. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 19(1):149-51. View in: PubMed

Novel treatment targets for cerebral edema. Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jan; 9(1):65-72. View in: PubMed

Trapped Fourth Ventricle Phenomenon Following Aneurysm Rupture of the Posterior Circulation: Case Reports. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jan 01; 70(1):253-258. View in: PubMed

Pathological mechanism of lumbar disc herniation resulting in neurogenic muscle hypertrophy. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1682-4. View in: PubMed

Incidental vertebral lesions. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Dec; 31(6):E17. View in: PubMed

Rapidly progressive lumbar subdural empyema following acromial bursal injection. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Nov; 18(11):1562-3. View in: PubMed

Trends in Peptic Ulcer Disease and the Identification of Helicobacter Pylori as a Causative Organism: Population-based Estimates from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Glob Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 3(4):366-70. View in: PubMed

Diagnostic pitfalls in spine surgery: masqueraders of surgical spine disease. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E1. View in: PubMed

Surgical treatment and outcomes of metastatic breast cancer to the spine. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Oct; 18(10):1336-9. View in: PubMed

Volumetric analysis of syringomyelia following hindbrain decompression for Chiari malformation Type I: syringomyelia resolution follows exponential kinetics. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Sep; 31(3):E4. View in: PubMed

Cerebral revascularization for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms of the posterior circulation: microsurgical anatomy, techniques and outcomes. J Neurointerv Surg. 2011 Sep; 3(3):249-54. View in: PubMed

Blast-related traumatic brain injury in U. S. military personnel. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 1; 365(9):860. View in: PubMed

Cerebral edema and a transtentorial brain herniation syndrome associated with pandemic swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 18(9):1245-8. View in: PubMed

Diuretics and epilepsy: will the past and present meet? Epilepsia. Diuretics and epilepsy: will the past and present meet? Epilepsia. 2011 Sep; 52(9):1559-69. View in: PubMed

Determinants of initial bone graft volume loss in posterolateral lumbar fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 18(9):1193-6. View in: PubMed

Familial Chiari malformation: case series. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Sep; 31(3):E1. View in: PubMed

Craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 28; 365(4):374; author reply 376. View in: PubMed

Early experience with flow diverting endoluminal stents for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jul; 18(7):891-4. View in: PubMed

Fourth ventricular neurocystercercosis presenting with acute hydrocephalus. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jun; 18(6):867-9. View in: PubMed

Vertebral artery pexy for microvascular decompression of the facial nerve in the treatment of hemifacial spasm. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jun; 114(6):1800-4. View in: PubMed

Temporal bone chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst presenting as an intracranial mass with clinical seizure activity. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jun; 18(6):857-60. View in: PubMed

Dural scalp and intracranial hemangiomas causing hydrocephalus and venous sinus thrombosis in an infant. J Child Neurol. 2011 Jun; 26(6):777-81. View in: PubMed

Determination of geographic variance in stroke prevalence using Internet search engine analytics. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Jun; 30(6):E19. View in: PubMed

Time-resolved contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography in the investigation of suspected intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jun; 18(6):837-9. View in: PubMed

Giant thoracic meningocele associated with neurofibromatosis 1. Neurology. 2011 May 31; 76(22):1943. View in: PubMed

En bloc excision of a dermal sinus tract. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Apr; 18(4):554-8. View in: PubMed

Managing malignant cerebral infarction. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Apr; 13(2):217-29. View in: PubMed

Microsurgical retrieval of an endovascular microcatheter trapped during Onyx embolization of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation. J Neurointerv Surg. 2011 Mar; 3(1):77-9. View in: PubMed

Arterial tortuosity syndrome with multiple intracranial aneurysms: a case report. Arch Neurol. 2011 Mar; 68(3):369-71. View in: PubMed

Resolution of headache and papilledema in idiopathic intracranial hypertension associated with inhibition of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport. J Child Neurol. 2011 Feb; 26(2):205-8. View in: PubMed

Craniectomy for malignant cerebral infarction: prevalence and outcomes in US hospitals. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e29193. View in: PubMed

Interfacility helicopter ambulance transport of neurosurgical patients: observations, utilization, and outcomes from a quaternary level care hospital. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e26216. View in: PubMed

Trends in inpatient setting laminectomy for excision of herniated intervertebral disc: Population-based estimates from the US nationwide inpatient sample. Surg Neurol Int. 2011; 2:7. View in: PubMed

Lateral sacral artery aneurysm of the lumbar spine: hemorrhage resulting in cauda equina syndrome. J Neurointerv Surg. 2010 Dec; 2(4):399-401. View in: PubMed

Operative management of brainstem cavernous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Sep; 29(3):E10. View in: PubMed

Diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia from intracerebral hemorrhage and blast crisis. A case report and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Sep; 112(7):575-7. View in: PubMed

Interval, acute onset airway obstruction associated with a fracture of the C4 vertebra in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Aug; 17(8):1085-8. View in: PubMed

Spinal epidural metastasis. Arch Neurol. 2010 Mar; 67(3):358-9. View in: PubMed

Successful treatment of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania with posterior hypothalamic stimulation: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2009 Nov; 65(5):E997; discussion E997. View in: PubMed

Sporadic unilateral vestibular schwannoma in the pediatric population. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 4(2):125-9. View in: PubMed

The quality of randomized controlled trial reporting in spine literature. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 15; 36(16):1326-30. View in: PubMed

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