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Richard W. Byrne, MD

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  • Neurological Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Neurological Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Brain tumor
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
  • Neurosurgery, endoscopic
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Schwannoma
  • Sinus and skull base tumors
  • Skull base surgery
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vagus nerve stimulation
Research Interests:
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Enlarging scalp mass.
    Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Arvanitis LD, Byrne RW
    J. Neurooncol.
    2015 Jan 11
  2. Optimizations and Nuances in Neurosurgical Technique for the Minimization of Complications in Subdural Electrode Placement for Epilepsy Surgery.
    Falowski SM, DiLorenzo DJ, Shannon LR, Wallace DJ, Devries J, Kellogg RG, Cozzi NP, Fogg LF, Byrne RW
    World Neurosurg
    2015 Feb 11
  3. Inverted Mercedes Benz Sign in Lumbar Spinal Subdural Hematoma.
    Kasliwal MK, Shannon LR, O'Toole JE, Byrne RW
    J Emerg Med
    2014 Sep 30
  4. Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of typical and atypical/anaplastic meningiomas - Case series and literature review.
    Tan LA, Boco T, Johnson AK, Rivas FF, Ahmed S, Byrd SE, Byrne RW
    Br J Neurosurg
    2014 Sep 15
  5. Relevance of early head CT scans following neurosurgical procedures: an analysis of 892 intracranial procedures at Rush University Medical Center.
    Fontes RB, Smith AP, Muñoz LF, Byrne RW, Traynelis VC
    J. Neurosurg.
    2014 May 30
  6. Amygdalohippocampectomy for epilepsy in a patient with prior ipsilateral deep brain stimulator lead placement.
    Ghods AJ, Kochanski RB, Corley J, Byrne RW
    J Clin Neurosci
    2014 Jun 7
  7. Simultaneously occurring meningioma and contralateral glioblastoma multiforme.
    Tan LA, Musacchio MJ, Mitchell BA, Kapadia SK, Patel NH, Byrne RW
    Br J Neurosurg
    2014 Jun 23
  8. Chronic unlimited recording electrocorticography-guided resective epilepsy surgery: technology-enabled enhanced fidelity in seizure focus localization with improved surgical efficacy.
    DiLorenzo DJ, Mangubat EZ, Rossi MA, Byrne RW
    J. Neurosurg.
    2014 Jun
  9. Outcome following intracranial hemorrhage associated with novel oral anticoagulants.
    Kasliwal MK, Panos NG, Munoz LF, Moftakhar R, Lopes DK, Byrne RW
    J Clin Neurosci
    2014 Jul 24
  10. Extensive vertebral scalloping in a case of giant cystic spinal schwannoma: more than just a radiological diagnosis.
    Corley J, Kasliwal MK, O'Toole JE, Byrne RW
    J. Neurooncol.
    2014 Jul 14
  11. Retrosigmoid approach for resection of an extraventricular choroid plexus papilloma in the cerebellopontine angle.
    Tan LA, Fontes RB, Byrne RW
    Neurosurg Focus
    2014 Jan
    36(1 Suppl):1.
  12. Recurrent glioblastoma multiforme presents as a mirror image in the contralateral temporal lobe.
    Uy BR, Tan LA, Byrne RW
    Br J Neurosurg
    2014 Feb 17
  13. Involvement of the neural stem cell compartment by pediatric and adult gliomas: a retrospective review of 377 cases.
    Marsh JC, Goldman S, Ziel E, Bregman C, Diaz A, Byrne R, Fangusaro J
    J. Neurooncol.
    2014 Dec 11
  14. Fostering and Assessing Professionalism and Communication Skills in Neurosurgical Education.
    Fontes RB, Selden NR, Byrne RW
    J Surg Educ
    2014 Aug 25
  15. Primary brain tumors: introduction.
    Aiken RD, Byrne RW
    Semin. Oncol.
    2014 Aug
  16. Surgical management of low-grade gliomas.
    Gerard CS, Straus D, Byrne RW
    Semin. Oncol.
    2014 Aug
  17. Chiari I malformation associated with atlanto-occipital assimilation presenting as orthopnea and cough syncope: a case report and review of literature.
    Mangubat EZ, Wilson T, Mitchell BA, Byrne RW
    J Neurol Surg Rep
    2014 Aug
  18. Impact of therapeutic regimen and clinical presentation on overall survival in CNS lymphoma.
    Kellogg RG, Straus DC, Karmali R, Munoz LF, Byrne RW
    Acta Neurochir (Wien)
    2013 Sep 28
  19. Chiari I malformation associated with atlanto-occipital assimilation presenting as orthopnea and cough syncope.
    Mangubat EZ, Wilson T, Mitchell BA, Byrne RW
    J Clin Neurosci
    2013 Sep 27
  20. Model-based simulation for early neurosurgical learners.
    Selden NR, Origitano TC, Hadjipanayis C, Byrne R
    2013 Oct
    73 Suppl 1:S15-24.
  21. Differentiating ictal panic with low-grade temporal lobe tumors from psychogenic panic attacks.
    Ghods AJ, Ruban DS, Wallace D, Byrne RW
    J Clin Psychiatry
    2013 Nov
  22. Editorial: Temporal lobectomy.
    Byrne RW.
    J Neurosurg. 2013
    2013 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
  23. Neurological surgery milestones.
    Selden NR, Abosch A, Byrne RW, Harbaugh RE, Krauss WE, Mapstone TB, Sagher O, Zipfel GJ, Derstine PL, Edgar L
    J Grad Med Educ
    2013 Mar
    5(1 Suppl 1):24-35.
  24. Application of Novel CO2 Laser-Suction Device.
    Straus D, Moftakhar R, Fink Y, Patel D, Byrne RW
    J Neurol Surg B Skull Base
    2013 Dec
  25. Chronic epilepsy due to low grade temporal lobe tumors and due to hippocampal sclerosis: Do they differ in post-surgical outcome?
    Vannemreddy PS, Kanner AM, Smith MC, Rossi M, Wallace D, Vannemreddy SN, Byrne RW
    J. Neurooncol.
    2013 Aug 17
  26. Large cerebellar mass lesion: A rare intracranial manifestation of blastomycosis.
    Munich SA, Johnson AK, Ahuja SK, Venizelos A, Byrne RW
    Surg Neurol Int
  27. Microsurgical anatomy of the transsylvian translimen insula approach to the mediobasal temporal lobe: Technical considerations and case illustration.
    Straus D, Byrne RW, Sani S, Serici A, Moftakhar R
    Surg Neurol Int
  28. Intracranial cotton ball gossypiboma mimicking recurrent meningioma: report of a case with literature review for intentional and unintentional foreign body granulomas.
    Peloquin P, Vannemreddy PS, Watkins LM, Byrne RW.
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012
    2012 Sep
    114(7):1039-41. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2012.01.046. Epub 2012 Feb 22. No abstract available.
  29. Tailored temporal lobectomy for medically intractable epilepsy: evaluation of pathology and predictors of outcome.
    Falowski SM, Wallace D, Kanner A, Smith M, Rossi M, Balabanov A, Ouyang B, Byrne RW.
    Neurosurgery. 2012
    2012 Sep
    71(3):703-9; discussion 709. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318262161d.
  30. Practice on an Augmented Reality/Haptic Simulator and Library of Virtual Brains Improves Residents' Ability to Perform a Ventriculostomy.
    Yudkowsky R, Luciano C, Banerjee P, Schwartz A, Alaraj A, Lemole GM Jr, Charbel F, Smith K, Rizzi S, Byrne R, Bendok B, Frim D.
    Simul Healthc. 2012
    2012 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Cross-immunoreactivity between bacterial aquaporin-Z and human aquaporin-4: potential relevance to neuromyelitis optica.
    Ren Z, Wang Y, Duan T, Patel J, Liggett T, Loda E, Brahma S, Goswami R, Grouse C, Byrne R, Stefoski D, Javed A, Miller SD, Balabanov R.
    J Immunol. 2012
    2012 Nov 1
    189(9):4602-11. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200486. Epub 2012 Sep 24.
  32. Temporal lobe gangliogliomas associated with chronic epilepsy: Long-term surgical outcomes.
    Wallace D, Ruban D, Kanner A, Smith M, Pitelka L, Stein J, Vannemreddy PS, Whisler WW, Byrne RW.
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012
    2012 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  33. High-grade glioma relationship to the neural stem cell compartment: a retrospective review of 104 cases.
    Marsh JC, Wendt JA, Herskovic AM, Diaz A, Gielda BT, Byrne RW.
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012
    2012 Feb 1
    82(2):e159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.08.036. Epub 2011 May 16.
  34. Incidental aneurysms in temporal lobe epilepsy surgery: report of three cases and a review of the literature.
    Lad SP, Shannon L, Byrne RW.
    Br J Neurosurg. 2012
    2012 Feb
    26(1):69-74. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2011.601819. Epub 2011 Sep 7. Review.
  35. Corpus callosotomy with the CO2 laser suction device: a technical note.
    Falowski S, Byrne R.
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2012
    90(3):137-40. doi: 10.1159/000336337. Epub 2012 Mar 2.
  36. Frontal sinus schwannoma: case report and review of literature.
    Mangubat EZ, Pitelka L, Petruzzelli GJ, Byrne RW
    Skull Base Rep
    2011 May
  37. Medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy in patients with normal MRI: surgical outcome in twenty-one consecutive patients.
    Smith AP, Sani S, Kanner AM, Stoub T, Morrin M, Palac S, Bergen DC, Balabonov A, Smith M, Whisler WW, Byrne RW.
    Seizure. 2011
    2011 Jul
    20(6):475-9. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2011.02.013. Epub 2011 Mar 23.
  38. Temporal lobe pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma and chronic epilepsy: long-term surgical outcomes.
    Wallace DJ, Byrne RW, Ruban D, Cochran EJ, Roh D, Whisler WW.
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011
    2011 Dec
    113(10):918-22. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2011.06.001. Epub 2011 Jul 7.
  39. Emergency neurosurgical care solutions: acute care surgery, regionalization, and the neurosurgeon: results of the 2008 CNS consensus session.
    Byrne RW, Bagan BT, Bingaman W, Anderson VC, Selden NR.
    Neurosurgery. 2011
    2011 Apr
    68(4):1063-7; discussion 1067-8. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318209cde0.
  40. Surgical treatment of cerebellar metastases.
    Ghods AJ, Munoz L, Byrne R.
    Surg Neurol Int. 2011
    2:159. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.89859. Epub 2011 Nov 14.
  41. The history of neurological surgery at rush university medical center.
    Boco T, Jobe KW, O'Leary ST, Byrne RW, Whisler WW.
    Neurosurgery. 2010
    2010 Oct
    67(4):1036-43. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e3181eda3b1.
  42. Predicting white matter targets for direct neurostimulation therapy.
    Rossi MA, Stebbins G, Murphy C, Greene D, Brinker S, Sarcu D, Tenharmsel A, Stoub T, Stein MA, Hoeppner TJ, Byrne RW, Moseley ME, Bammer RA, Bild S, Dennis J, Arnett N, Balabanov A, Bergen D, Kanner AM, Smith MC.
    Epilepsy Res. 2010
    2010 Oct
    91(2-3):176-86. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2010.07.010. Epub 2010 Aug 21.
  43. Neuro-critical care skills training using a human patient simulator.
    Musacchio MJ Jr, Smith AP, McNeal CA, Munoz L, Rothenberg DM, von Roenn KA, Byrne RW.
    Neurocrit Care. 2010
    2010 Oct
    13(2):169-75. doi: 10.1007/s12028-010-9405-7.
  44. Major intratumoral hemorrhage of a petroclival atypical meningioma: case report and review of literature.
    Mangubat EZ, Byrne RW.
    Skull Base. 2010
    2010 Nov
    20(6):469-74. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1261266.
  45. Occult middle fossa encephaloceles in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.
    Byrne RW, Smith AP, Roh D, Kanner A.
    World Neurosurg. 2010
    2010 May
    73(5):541-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.01.018.
  46. What's new in neurosurgery: Advances in neurovascular and spine surgery, epilepsy surgery, surgery for movement disorders and intraoperative imaging.
    Dohrmann GJ, Byrne RW.
    Med Princ Pract. 2010
    19(5):328-9. doi: 10.1159/000316367. Epub 2010 Jul 14. No abstract available.
  47. A lifetime psychiatric history predicts a worse seizure outcome following temporal lobectomy
    Kanner AM, Byrne R, Chicharro A, Wuu J, Frey M
    2009 Mar 3
  48. Survival of mossy cells of the hippocampal dentate gyrus in humans with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
    Seress L, Abrahám H, Horváth Z, Dóczi T, Janszky J, Klemm J, Byrne R, Bakay RA.
    J Neurosurg. 2009
    2009 Dec
    111(6):1237-47. doi: 10.3171/2008.11.JNS08779.
  49. Chronic epilepsy associated with temporal tumors: long-term surgical outcome.
    Ruban D, Byrne RW, Kanner A, Smith M, Cochran EJ, Roh D, Whisler WW.
    Neurosurg Focus. 2009
    2009 Aug
    27(2):E6. doi: 10.3171/2009.5.FOCUS0998.
  50. Occult cervical (C1-2) dural tear causing bilateral recurrent subdural hematomas and repaired with cervical epidural blood patch.
    Buvanendran A, Byrne RW, Kari M, Kroin JS.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2008
    2008 Nov
    9(5):483-7. doi: 10.3171/SPI.2008.9.11.483.
  51. Neurosurgical emergency transfers to academic centers in Cook County: a prospective multicenter study.
    Byrne RW, Bagan BT, Slavin KV, Curry D, Koski TR, Origitano TC.
    Neurosurgery. 2008
    2008 Mar
    62(3):709-16; discussion 709-16. doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000317320.79106.7e.
  52. Postoperative acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after exposure to microfibrillar collagen hemostat.
    Sani S, Boco T, Lewis SL, Cochran E, Patel AJ, Byrne RW.
    J Neurosurg. 2008
    2008 Jul
    109(1):149-52. doi: 10.3171/JNS/2008/109/7/0149.
  53. Cervical syrinx as a cause of shoulder pain in 2 athletes
    Lewis PB, Rue JP, Byrne R, Capiola D, Steiner M, Bach BR Jr
    Am J Sports Med
    2008 Jan
  54. Papillary tumor of the pineal region.
    Boco T, Aalaei S, Musacchio M, Byrne R, Cochran E.
    Neuropathology. 2008
    2008 Feb
    28(1):87-92. Epub 2007 Dec 5.
  55. Epidural cylinder electrodes for presurgical evaluation of intractable epilepsy: technical note.
    Byrne RW, Jobe KW, Smith MC, Kanner A, Bergen DC, Palac SM, Balabanov AJ, Ajiboye NA, Takagi I, Whisler WW.
    Surg Neurol. 2008
    2008 Aug
    70(2):160-4; discussion 164. doi: 10.1016/j.surneu.2007.04.024. Epub 2008 Feb 8.
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