ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LEON LAI

MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Selected Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Lai TL, Morgan KM. The impact of changing intracranial aneurysm practice on the education of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19(1), 81-84.

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM. Incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage: an Australian Hospital Morbidity Database analysis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19(5), 733-739

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. A cadaveric study of the endoscopic endonasal transclival approach to the basilar artery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(4), 587-592

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. A systematic review of published evidence on expanded endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery and the risk of postoperative seizure. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(2), 191-334

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM. Predictors of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus following rupture of cerebral aneurysms: a nationwide analysis of 10,807 aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(8), 1134-1138

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. Endoscopic endonasal transplanum approach to the paraclinoid internal carotid artery. Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B: Skull Base 74(6), 386-392

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. Outcomes for unruptured ophthalmic segment aneurysm surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(8), 1127-1133

 

Sia, SF, Lai TL, Morgan KM. Measuring Competence Development for Performing High Flow Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(8), 1083-1088

Lai TL, O’Donnell J, Morgan KM. The risk of seizures during the in-hospital admission for surgical or endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(11), 1498-1502

 

Lai TL, Gragnaniello C, Morgan KM. Outcomes for a case series of unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 20(12), 1688-1692

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. The risk of meningitis following expanded endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery: a systematic review. Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B: Skull Base 75(1), 18-26

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM. Use of indocyanine green videoangiography during intracranial aneurysm surgery reduces the incidence of postoperative ischaemic complications. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 21(1), 67-72

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM et al. Cadaveric study of the endoscopic endonasal transtubercular approach to the anterior communicating artery complex. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 21(5), 827-832

 

Chong W, Zhang Y, Lai TL, et al. Computational hemodynamics analysis of intracranial aneurysms treated with flow diverters: correlation with clinical outcomes. American Journal of Neuroradiology 35(1), 136-142

 

Lai TL, Morgan KM, Patel JN. Smoking increases the risk of de novo intracranial aneurysms. World Neurosurgery 82(1-1), 195-201

Lai TL, Danesh-Meyer HV, Kaye AH. Visual outcomes and headache following interventions for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 21 (10), 1670-1678

 

Na FA, Lai TL, Kaye AH. Radiation induced brainstem glioblastoma in a patient treated for glomus jugulare tumour. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 22 (1), 219-221

 

O’Neill A, Chandra R, Lai TL. Safety and Effectiveness of microsurgical clipping, endovascular coiling and stent-assisted coiling for unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysms: A systematic analysis of observation studies. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery 2017 (8), 761-765

 

Tan CH, Chandra R, Lai TL. Ruptured distal anterior choroidal artery aneurysm presenting as isolated intraventicular haemorrhage: case report and comprehensive review of the literature. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery (Accepted).

 

Joseph DM, O’Neill A, Chandra R, Lai TL. Glioblastoma presenting as spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2017 (40), 1-5

 

Lai TL, O’Neill A. History, evolution and continuing innovations of intracranial aneurysm surgery. World Neurosurgery 2017 (102), 673-681)

 

Donaldson C, O’Neill A, Slater L, Chong W, Lai, TL, Chandra R. Feasibility of real-time angiographic perfusion imaging in the treatment of cerebral vasospasm. Interventional Neurology 2017 (3-4): 163-169

 

Wong, JD, Donaldson C, Lai TL, Coleman A, Giddings C, Slater L, Chandra R. Safety and effectiveness of endovascular embolization or stent-graft reconstruction for treatment of acute carotid blowout syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer: case series and systematic review of observational studies. Head Neck. 40(4), 846-854.

 

Asaid M, O’Neill A, Bervini D, Chandra R, Lai TL. Unruptured paraclinoid aneurysm treatment effects on visual function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. World Neurosurgery 2017 (106), 322-330.

 

Mohotti JE, Wei VJ, Lai TL, Xenos C, Asadi H, Chandra RV. Neonatal intracranial aneurysms: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 2018 May 21(5): 471-477.

O’Neill A, Phung, T.B., Lai TL. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from thyroid carcinoma: Case report and a systematic pooled analysis of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 49, 7-15. 2018

O’Neill, A.H., Gragnaniello, C., Lai TL. Natural history of incidental colloid cysts of the third ventricle: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 53, 122-126. 2018

Castle-Kirszbaum, Danks, A., Xenos,, Lai TL., Goldschlager, T. Interobserver Reliability of Spinal Adverse Events Severity System – Neuro (SAVES-N): A prospective adverse event reporting system for neurosurgical cases. World Neurosurgery 116, e882-e888.

O’Neill, A.H., Chandra R, Lai TL. Influence of comorbidities on treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in the elderly. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 62, 38-45.

 

Li, K, Barras, C.D., (…) Lai TL., Asadi, H. A review on the management of cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery 126, 513-527.

 

Tan, D., Daly, C., Xenos, C., Lai, TL., Chandra, R. Glioblastoma presenting as spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage: a technical case note of combined endovascular and microsurgical vision sparing treatment. World Neurosurgery 2019.

 

Tan CH, Tan, D., Phung, TB., Lai, TL. Primary intradural extramedullary Ewing sarcoma of the cervical spine: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

 

Alwan, M., Ibbett, I., Gordon, M., Pullar, M., Lai, TL. Hearing improvement following middle cranial fossa floor defect repair utilizing a modified middle fossa approach and reconstructive techniques. Otology & Neurotology.

 

Selected Presentations/Lectures

Surgical management of posterior circulation aneurysms: defining the role of microsurgery in contemporary endovascular era. The 13th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Are patients with ruptured posterior circulation aneurysms at increased risk of developing shunt-dependent hydrocephalus. Annual Scientific Meeting of Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA), Fiji.

 

Endoscopic endonasal transclival approach to the basilar artery. The 13th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery and the risk of postoperative seizures: a systematic review of published evidence. Oral presentation delivered at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Adelaide, Australia.

 

The impact of changing intracranial aneurysm practice on the education of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons. The 81st Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lai L, Morgan KM et al. The Risk of Meningitis Following Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation at the 81st Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

From GDC to flow diversion: does progress in endovascular therapy equate to better outcomes? A systematic analysis of published evidence. The 9th Circle of Willis Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage: an Australian Hospital Morbidity Database analysis. Annual Scientific Meeting of Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA), Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Coiling versus Clipping of Intracranial Aneurysms in Australia. Annual Scientific of Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association (ANNA), Perth, Australia.

 

Perioperative complications of the extended endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. Neurorhinology Course, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Visual morbidities following surgery and endovascular repair of paraclinoid intracranial aneurysms: A systematic analysis of published outcomes

 

Safety and effectiveness of stent-assisted coiling for unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysms: A systematic analysis of published evidence

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