1. Image Guided NeuroSurgery (Brain-lab)
  2. Vascular Neurosurgery.
  3. Deep Brain Stimulation.
  4. Neuro-Endoscopy CSF Circulation Disturbances.
  5. Neuro-Engineering.


Brain Surgery

  • Epilepsy Surgery (Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy)
  • Troubles of CSF Circulation (Hydrocephalus, Hydrosyringomyelia, Meningoceles)
  • Malformative Disorders
  • Traumatology
  • Neuro-oncology (Glioblastoma)
  • Vascular Neurosurgery (Aneurysm Clipping versus Embolization)
  • Infectious lesions
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Bilateral Stimulation of Subthalamic Nucleus in Parkinson disease.
    • Bilateral Stimulation of Mammillary bodies and mammillothalamic Tracts in Chronic Refractory Epilepsy Patients

Spine Surgery

  • Malformative Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Disease and Spondylosis; Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation; Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Lateral Recess Syndrome
  • Injuries of the Cervical Spine; Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Infectious Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerves Lesions


  1. Abu-Serieh B, Ghassempour K, Duprez T, Raftopoulos C.
    Stereotactic ventriculoperitoneal shunting for refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
    Neurosurgery. 2007 Jun;60(6):1039-44.
  2. Fomekong E, Hernalsteen D, Godfraind C, D'Haens J, Raftopoulos C.
    Pituitary stalk hemangioblastoma: the fourth case report and review of the literature.
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Apr;109(3):292-8. Epub 2006 Dec 21.
  3. Raftopoulos C, Vaz G, Docquier M, Goffette P; Interventional Cerebrovascular Group, Universite Catholique de Louvain.
    Neurosurgical management of inadequately embolized intracranial aneurysms: a series of 17 consecutive cases.
    Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007 Jan;149(1):11-9.
  4. Jaffan I, Abu-Serieh B, Duprez T, Cosnard G, Raftopoulos C.
    Unusual CT/MR features of putative ligamentum flavum ossification in a North African woman.
    Br J Radiol. 2006 Aug;79(944):e67-70.
  5. Delavallee M, Raftopoulos C.
    Normal pressure hydrocephalus in a patient with myotonic dystrophy: case report with a 10-year follow-up.
    Neurosurgery. 2006 Apr;58(4):E796.
  6. Raftopoulos C, Abu Serieh B, Duprez T, Docquier MA, Guerit JM.
    Microsurgical results with large vestibular schwannomas with preservation of facial and cochlear nerve function as the primary aim.
    Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005 Jul;147(7):697-706.
  7. Bruneau M, Goffette P, Cosnard G, Rommel D, Raftopoulos C.
    Lateral sacral artery aneurysm: case report and review of the literature.
    Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1):E197.
  8. van Rijckevorsel K, Abu Serieh B, de Tourtchaninoff M, Raftopoulos C.
    Deep EEG recordings of the mammillary body in epilepsy patients.
    Epilepsia. 2005 May;46(5):781-5.
  9. Raftopoulos C.
    Is surgical clipping becoming underused?
    Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005 Feb;147(2):117-23; discussion 123-4.
  10. Koerts G, Rooijakkers H, Abu Serieh B, Cosnard G, Raftopoulos C.
    Postoperative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis presenting with hydrocephalus and cauda equina syndrom, case report and review of the literature
    Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (2007)
  11. Barile M, van de Wyngaert F, Essama Mbia JJ, Jativa M, Grandin C, Rooijakkers H, Hantson Ph.
    Intravenous magnesium sulfate administration in a patient with refractory vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    Intensive Care Med (2003) 29: 1182-1185

Useful Links


  1. Neurosurgery
  2. Journal of Neurosurgery
  3. Acta Neurochirurgica
  4. Child's Nervous System
  5. Pediatric Neurosurgery
  6. British Journal of Neurosurgery


  1. Neurosurgery Oncall