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Dr W Adriaan Liebenberg
FC Neurosurgery (SA)
MMed Neurochirurgie (Stellenbosch)
MB. ChB (Stellenbosch)
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Previous research

Scientific papers and abstracts
 
Perineural spread of prostatic carcinoma presenting as lumbarintradural metastasis without bony involvement.
Minerva Chir. 2011 Aug;66(4):372-3.
Demetriades AK,Moussa W, Liebenberg WA, Critchley GR.
 
Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Replacement: A Viable Alternative to Spinal Fusion in Patients Involved in Manual Work?
 
The Spine Journal, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 141S-141S, 2008. Steyn K, Liebenberg WA, Eksteen J
 
Prospective study to evaluate the effect of wearing a hard collar after anterior cervical discektomy (ACD) without fusion
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, December 2006; 20(6): 459 (abstract)Georges H, Liebenberg WA, Horney D, Good C, Crtitchley GR
 
Sulphur granules and red herrings: difficulties in anaerobic brain abscess diagnosis 
 
J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2006; 36c: 115-116.Demetriades AK, Naik S, Liebenberg WA, Donaldson P, Gunasekera L.

Clinical and prognostic factors in adult spinal epidural abscesses: a 4-year review
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, December 2005; 19(6): 531 (abstract)Demetriades AK, Naik S, Liebenberg WA, Hardwidge C, Gunasekera L 
 
Can we improve the trauma team’s interpretation of emergency CT brain scans? 
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, December 2005; 19(6): 539 (abstract)Durham-Hall A, Liebenberg WA, Horney D, Tait M, Norris J
 
Delayed debridement in 125 civilian craniocerebral gunshot wounds 
 
European Journal of Emergency Medicine February 2006, Volume 13, Issue 1 (abstract)R. Madavo; LiebenbergWA.  
 
Internal carotid blood flow and cerebral hemispheric perfusion in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage: a study of the quantix/NDtrade mark system and CT perfusion technology 
 
J Neuroradiol. 2005 Dec; 32(5):342-4.Johnson RD, Liebenberg WA, Jones R, Gritchley GR.
 
Does posterior fossa decompression improve oculomotor and vestibulo-ocular manifestations in Chiari 1 malformation? 
 
ActaNeurochir (Wien). 2005 Dec; 147(12):1239-40;Liebenberg W A, Georges H, Demetriades A K, Hardwidge C 
 
Penetrating Craniocerebral gunshot wounds: a protocol of delayed surgery
 
Neurosurgery. 2005 Aug; 57(2):293-9; discussion 293-9.Liebenberg W A, Demetriades A, Hankins M, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg B H
 
Aneurismal Subarachnoid haemorrhage – guidance in making the diagnosis 
 
Postgrad Med J. 2005 Jul; 81(957):470-3.Liebenberg W A, Worth R, Firth G B, Olney J, Norris J
Blunt traumatic disruption of the vertebral artery treated by GD coiling
 
Injury Extra (2005) 36, 45—50. A. O'Brien, A. Liebenberg, J. Olney and G. Critchley
 
A Protocol of Delayed Surgery in 125 Cases of Penetrating, Craniocerebral Gunshot Wounds: The Cape Town Experience. 
 
Neurosurgery,55(2):488-489, August 2004. (abstract)Liebenberg, WA,Demetriades, A K, Naik S, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg BH. 

Internal carotid blood flow and cerebral hemispheric perfusion in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage: preliminary experience with the Quantic/ND system 
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, August 2004; 18(4): 421-422 (abstract)R.D Johnson, W.A Liebenberg & G Critchley
 
Decision making in cranial meningioma surgery – is dynamic perfusion CT of use? 
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, in press, proceedingsof the Society of British Neurological Surgeons meeting, Manchester 2004 (abstract)Liebenberg W A, Jones R, Naik S, Critchley G R
 
Delayed definitive debridement in 125 cases of craniocerebral gunshot wounds 
 
British Journal of Neurosurgery, proceedingsof the Society of British Neurological Surgeons meeting, Manchester 2004 (abstract) Liebenberg W A, Demetriades A K, Naik S, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg BH


Presentation of scientific papers

Subependymoma of the spinal cord
South of England Neurological association (2003)
Worth R, Liebenberg W A, Norris J

Decision making in cranial meningioma surgery – is dynamic perfusion CT of use? 
Society of British neurological Surgeons, Manchester (2004)
Liebenberg W A, Jones R, Naik S, Critchley G R

Delayed definitive debridement in 125 cases of craniocerebral gunshot wounds
Society of British neurological Surgeons, Manchester (2004). (Oral poster)
Liebenberg W A, Demetriades A K, Naik S, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg BH

Internal carotid blood flow and cerebral hemispheric perfusion in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage: preliminary experience with the Quantic/ND system
British Neurosurgical research group meeting in Hull (2004)
Johnson R, Liebenberg W.A, Critchley G R

Blunt traumatic vertebral artery disruption
South of England Neurological Association (2004)
Liebenberg W A, O’Brien, Dowson C, Olney J, Critchley G R

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid haemorrhage – guidance in making the diagnosis
South of England Neurological Association (2004)
Liebenberg W A, Worth R, Firth G B, Olney J, Norris J

The role of Dynamic CT perfusion in predicting vascularity in intracranial meningiomas
7th International conference on Xenon CT and related blood flow techniques – Bordeaux, France (2004)
Liebenberg W A, Jones R, Naik S, Critchley G R

Delayed definitive debridement in 125 cases of craniocerebral gunshot wounds
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco (2004)
Liebenberg W A, Demetriades A K, Naik S, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg BH

Your eyes and the back of your head – ocular manifestations in Chiari 1 malformation 
4th International skull base meeting, Sydney (2004)
Liebenberg W A, Georges H, Demetriades A K, Jones R, Hardwidge C

Internal carotid blood flow and cerebral hemispheric perfusion in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage: preliminary experience with the Quantic/ND system
7th International conference on Xenon CT and related blood flow techniques – Bordeaux, France (2004)
Johnson R, Liebenberg W A, Jones R, Critchley GR 

Hearing on a pedestal – cutting time to BAHA use in trans labyrinthine acoustic neuroma resection 4th International skull base meeting, Sydney (2004)
Liebenberg W.A, Georges H, Hornigold R, Jones. R, Tranter R, Hardwidge C

Constantin Von Economo (1876-1931): Pioneer neuroanatomist, neurophysiologist and aviator Association of American Neurological Surgeons meeting, New Orleans (2005)
Demetriades A K, Liebenberg W A, Hardwidge C

Is CT Perfusion an Effective Clinical Screening Tool for Meningioma Vascularity
The Pre-Olympic International Neurosurgical Winter meeting – Torino, Italy (2005)
Liebenberg W A, Jones R, Naik S, Critchley G R

Ocular manifestations in Hindbrain Hernias
The Pre-Olympic International Neurosurgical Winter meeting – Torino, Italy (2005)
Liebenberg W A, Georges H, Demetriades A K, Jones R, Hardwidge C

Restoration of Hearing for Patients Undergoing Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
British Skull Base Meeting – Brighton, U.K (2005)
Hardwidge C, Tranter R, Liebenberg W A, Burchett A

Hearing on a pedestal – cutting time to Bone Anchored Hearing Aid use
Cochlear implant Conference, Spier, South Africa (2005)
Liebenberg W.A, Tranter R, Hardwidge C. 

Transfers of acutely ill neurosurgery patients: are they adequate and how do we improve on the current status?
European Association of Neurological Surgeons winter meeting in Prague (2005) 
Liebenberg W.A, Powell J, Dodd L, Madavo R 

Perineural spread of prostatic carcinoma to the lumbar spine.
European Association of Neurological Surgeons winter meeting in Prague (2005)
Liebenberg W.A, Moussa W, Critchley GR

Are emergency vascular clerking proformas useful?
European Association of Neurological Surgeons winter meeting in Prague (2005) 
Liebenberg W.A, Worth R, Norris J

CT scan interpretation and referral patterns: how much confusion is there?
Association of American Neurological Surgeons meeting, New Orleans (2005)
Liebenberg W.A, O’Brien A, Tait M, Jones R, Good C, Norris J

Attempted suicide by gunshot wounds of the brain: symptom of a privileged society in Africa?
Association of American Neurological Surgeons meeting, New Orleans (2005)
Liebenberg W.A, Demetriades A K, Hardwidge C, Hartzenberg BH

CT scan interpretation and referral patterns: how much confusion is there?
Pre -Olympic International Neurosurgical Winter meeting – Torino, Italy (2005)
Liebenberg W.A, O’Brien A, Tait M, Jones R, Good C, Norris J

Adult Spinal Epidural Abscesses (SEA): clinical features and prognostic characteristics
 Association of American Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans (2005)
Demetriades A K, Liebenberg W.A, Naik S, Gunasekera L, Hardwidge C

Improving Emergency Room and Surgical Residents Interpretations of Acute CT Brain Scans without Education.
Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Torquay (2005)
Durham Hall A, Liebenberg W.A, O‘Brien A, Tait M, Norris J

Are emergency vascular clerking proformas useful?
Third Mediterranean EM Congress in Nice, France. (2005)
Madavo R, Liebenberg W.A

Suicidal Gunshot Wounds to the head:  Symptom of a Privileged Society?
Third Mediterranean EM Congress in Nice, France. (2005)
Madavo R, Liebenberg W.A

Delayed Debridement in 125 Civilian Craniocerebral Gunshot Wounds.
Third Mediterranean EM Congress in Nice, France. (2005)
Madavo R, Liebenberg W.A

Improving Emergency Room and Surgical Residents Interpretations of Acute CT Brain Scans without Education.
Third Mediterranean EM Congress in Nice, France. (2005)
Durham Hall A, Liebenberg W.A

Lumbar intradural metastasis of prostatic carcinoma
European association of neurosurgery Wintermeeting (2006)
A.K. Demetriades, W. Moussa, Liebenberg W.A, G. Critchley;

A case series of 21 consecutive adult spinal epidural abscesses in a tertiary neurosurgical centre European association of neurosurgery Wintermeeting (2006)
A K. Demetriades, WA Liebenberg, S Naik, J Akinwunmi, G Critchley, J Norris, L Gunasekera, and C Hardwidge

Prospective study to evaluate the effect of wearing a hard collar after anterior cervical discectomy (ACD) without fusion.
Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Royal Free (2006) 
Georges H, Liebenberg  W A,  Horney D, Good C,  Critchley G R

Prospective study to evaluate the effect of wearing a hard collar after anterior cervical discectomy (ACD) without fusion.
The 12th Biennial International Conference on Lumbar Fusion and Totalspine Concepts, Cape Town (2007) Prize as best scientific paper.
Liebenberg  W A, Georges H, ,  Horney D, Good C,  Critchley G R

 
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