Concezio Di Rocco

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Since May 2014, Prof Concezio Di Rocco has moved to Hannover, Germany to become the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the International Neuroscience Institute (INI).

Prof. Di Rocco is an internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgeon who has performed more that 12,000 neurosurgical operations on brain and spinal cord tumors, hydrocephalus, arachnoid cysts, craniosynostosis, cerebral and spine malformations (hemimegalencephaly, cortical dysplasia, lipomyelomeningocele, myelomeningocele, spinal lipoma, Chiari type I malformation), neurophacomatoses and epileptic disorders.

Prof Di Rocco is Specialist in Neurosurgery and Pediatrics. His scientific and clinical activities are testified by more than 430 articles in international peer reviewed journals, books and chapters in books.

He is the main Editor of Child’s Nervous System, the Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, European Journal for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Japanese Society for Pediatric Neurosurgey, Korean Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brasilian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Current Position

  • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at INI-Hannover, at Otto von Guericke University.
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Education Committee Co-chairman.
  • Main Editor of the journal Child’s Nervous System.

Surgical Activity

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Assignments

Prof. Di Rocco has been:

  • President of The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN).

  • President of The European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN).

  • Vice-President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Society (EANS).

  • Chairman of the Pediatric Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).

  • Director of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurosciences and of the Department of Neurosciences of the Catholic University Medical School, Rome.

  • Director of the Institute of Neurosurgery and Speciality School in Neurosurgery, Catholic Unversity Medical School, Rome.

  • Winner of the first and only Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery in Italy.

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Recent Activities

Congress/Scientific Meetings, Courses, Teaching Missions

Lyon, France, January 27-28, 2017 - Journeé Lyonnaise de Neurochirurgie Pediatrique
Lecture:
Craniopharyngiomas: the reasons to be flexible.

Tokyo, Japan, February 12, 2017 - ISMINS Education meeeting
Introduction.

Nyon, Switzerland, February 16-19, 2017 - WFNS Administrative Council / Foundation Meeting.

Hannover, Germany, February 22, 2017 - 6th iOIS International Intraoperative Imaging Society Meeting.

Rome, Italy, February 23-25, 2017 - ESPN Consensus Conference on Arachnoid Cysts/ 3rd Refresher course on Hydrocephalus.
Lectures:
Arachnoid cyst: Introduction to the Consensus.
Indication and complications of CSF shunts.

Beijing, People's Republic of China, April 28-30, 2017 - WFNS Foundation Course, Beijing Live surgery Seminar.
Lectures:
Craniopharyngiomas.
III Ventricle tumors.

Samarkand ,Uzbekistan, May 5-7, 2017 - WFNS Education Committee Course (Organization).
Lectures:
How to perform an endoscopic III-ventriculocisternostomy.
Spinal cord tumors in children.

Moscow, Russia, May 18-19, 2017 - First Neurosurgical Forum.
Lectures:
Lipomyelomeningocele.

Moscow, Russia, May 19-20, 2017 - WFNS Course (Organization).
Lecture:
Management of complex craniosynostoses.

Loewenstein, Germany, May 22-26, 2017 - 2017 ESPN Course.
Lectures:
Intraoperative MR imaging.
Callosotomy: principles and surgical technique, complications and their avoidance.
Sturge-Weber: pathological substratum, diagnosis and management.
Hemimegalencephaly.

Lyon, France, July 2-4, 2017 - International Workshop on Craniovertebral Junction Surgery.
Lecture:
Historical background and natural history of Chiari malformation type I.

Istanbul, Turkey, August 20-25, 2017 - XVI World Congress of Neurosurgery.
Lectures:
Sylvian fissure arachnoid cysts.
Management of complex craniosynostoses
Presentation:
Surgical treatment of craniopharyngiomas in children: Utility of intraoperative resonance.
Imaging (in coll. M Giordano, A Samii, H Bertalanffy, M Samii, R Fahlbush).

Sankt Augustin Bonn,Germany, September 22, 2017 - Kinderklinik: 10 Jahre Kinderneurochirugie Sankt Augustin.
Presentation:
Paediatrische Neurochirurgie im postfaktischen Zeialter

Venice, Italy, October 1-5, 2017 - 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery.
Lecture:
Management of craniopharyngiomas in children.

Denver, USA, October 7-12, 2017 - 45th ISPN Annual Scientific Meeting.
Round table: Global Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Presentation:
Long-term results of minimal invasive biparietal cranioplasty for the management of Sagittal craniosynostosis
(in coll. B Goker, L Massimi, P Frassanito, A Izzo, M Caldarelli, G Tamburrini).

Toronto, Canada, October 20, 2017
The Hospital for Sick Children - Envisioning the future in Pediatric Neuroimaging, Derek Harwood-Nash Research Day.

Lecture:
Understanding hydrocephalus.

Budva, Montenegro, October 26-29, 2017 - 6th MASSIN Congress.
Lecture:
Management of suprasellar arechnoid cysts.

Beijing, People's Republic of China, November 2-3, 2017 - Tiantan WFNS Education Committee Training Course.
Lectures:
Cerebellar mutism after posterior cranial fossa tumor removal.
Sylvian arachnoid cysts.

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Books and Publications

Prof. Di Rocco is the author or editor of several books and manuals of neurosurgery, including the European Handbook of Neurological Surgery , which is used by trainees and specialists in neurosurgery for exam preparation for the European Diploma (recently also translated into Russian) and one of the fundamental texts of Pediatric Neurosurgery (winner of the Royal Society of authors of books on medicine)

Books

   Complications of CSF Shunting in Hydrocephalus
   Di Rocco, C., Turgut, D.M., Jallo, G., Martínez-Lage, D.J.F. (Eds): European Manual of Medicine
   Springer Heidelberg: 2015, pp. 322
   





   NEUROSURGERY
   CB Lumenta, C Di Rocco, J Haase, JJA Mooij (Eds)
   European Manual of Medicine
   Springer Heidelberg: 2010, pp. 660
   




   NEUROSURGERY
   Volume 1 e 2
   (russian translation: Moscow, 2013, pp. 698)








   PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
   M.Choux, C.Di Rocco, A.D.Hockley, M.L.Walker (Eds)
   First Prize-Royal Society of Authors Medical Book Awards
   Churchill Livingstone, London, Edinburgh,New York, Philadelphia, Sydney, Toronto, 1999, pp. 875





BRAIN TUMORS IN CHILDREN
C.Di Rocco
Controversial Aspects of the Treatment of Some Brain Tumors in Children Symposium on Paediatric Neurosurgery, Rome, May 1981
Karger,Basel ,1982, pp.145-308

   MIELOMENINGOCELE
   C.Di Rocco, M.Caldarelli
   Casa del Libro Editore, Roma, 1983, pp.372






   HEAD INJURIES IN THE NEWBORN AND INFANT
   A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
   Springer-Verlag, New York, 1986, pp. 292






   THE TREATMENT OF INFANTILE HYDROCEPHALUS
   C.Di Rocco
   CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton, Florida,1987, vol.1 pp.151, vol.2, pp.174






NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES IN INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD
C.Di Rocco ,F.Vigevano (Eds)
Ricerca Scientifica Editrice, Roma, 1987, pp.172

   THE PEDIATRIC SPINE I; Development and the Dysraphic State
   A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
   Springer-Verlag,New York, 1989, pp.238
   THE PEDIATRIC SPINE II; Developmental Anomalies
   A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
   Springer-Verlag,New York, 1989, pp.240
   THE PEDIATRIC SPINE III; Cysts, Tumors, and Infection
   A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
   Springer-Verlag,New York, 1989, pp.215

CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES IN CHILDREN
A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1992, pp.256

POSTERIOR FOSSA TUMORS
A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1993, pp.214

INTRACRANIAL CYST LESIONS
A.J.Raimondi, M.Choux, C.Di Rocco (Eds)
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1993, pp.263

   ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 31
   JD Pickard, N Akalan, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, R Fahlbusch, J Lobo-Antunes, JJ Mooij, M Sindou, CAF Tulleken
   Springer Wien New York: 2006, pp.289






ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 32
J Pickard, N Akalan, V Benes Jr, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, J Lobo-Antunes, JJA Mooj, J Schramm, M Sindou (Eds)
Springer Wien, New York: 2008, pp.266

ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 33
J Pickard, N Akalan, V Benes Jr, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, J Lobo-Antunes, JJA Mooj, J Schramm, M Sindou (Eds)
Springer Wien, New York: 2008, pp.282

ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 34
J Pickard, N Akalan, V Benes Jr, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, J Lobo-Antunes, JJA Mooj, J Schramm, M Sindou (Eds)
Springer Wien, New York: 2009, pp.206

ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 35
J Pickard, N Akalan, V Benes Jr, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, J Lobo-Antunes, JJA Mooj, J Schramm, M Sindou (Eds)
Springer Wien, New York: 2010, pp.256

ADVANCES AND TECHNICAL STANDARS IN NEUROSURGERY. Vol 38
J Pickard, N Akalan, V Benes Jr, C Di Rocco, VV Dolenc, J Lobo-Antunes, ZH Rappaport, J Schramm, M Sindou (Eds)
Springer Wien, New York: 2012, pp.186

   NEUROCUTANEOUS DISORDERS
   M Ruggieri, I Pascual Castroviejo, C Di Rocco (Eds)
   Springer Wien, New York: 2008, pp.1070






   PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY
   C Di Rocco, N Akalan (Eds)
   Springer, Wien, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: 2012, pp.213






SURGICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN
C. Di Rocco
(Special Annual Issue Child’s Nervous System), Springer Verlag Heidelberg: 2006,pp.743-1026

   PEDIATRIC CRANIOVERTEBRAL JUNCTION DISEASES
   C Di Rocco, N Akalan (Eds)
   Springer, Wien, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: 2014, pp.376






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