Charles Cecil Duncan MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Pediatrics; Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program; Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Adaptation of the developing brain to injury


Research Summary

Development of cerebral blood flow measurement systems for immature brain by positron emission tomography, the prevention of intraventricular and germinal matrix hemorrhage in the premature infant by basic and multicenter clinical trials, basic investigations into the adaptive mechanisms of developing brain to injury, and the development of endoscopic surgery in the very young.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Duncan's research activities have included the development of cerebral blood flow measurement systems for immature brain by positron emission tomography, the prevention of intraventricular and germinal matrix hemorrhage in the premature infant by basic and multicenter clinical trials, basic investigations into the adaptive mechanisms of developing brain to injury, and the development of endoscopic surgery in the very young


Selected Publications

  • Henry MC, Tashjian DB, Kasowski H, Duncan C, Moss RL. Postoperative paraplegia secondary to the use of oxidized cellulose (Surgicel). J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Apr;40(4):E9-11.
  • Bechtel K, Stoessel K, Leventhal J, Duncan C. Retinal Hemorrhages in Accidental and Nonaccidental Injury: In Reply. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan;115(1):192
  • Baehring J, Ogle E, Duncan C, Bannykh S. An unusual presentation of glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurooncol. 2004 Dec;70(3):341-2.
  • Baehring J, Vives K, Duncan C, Piepmeier J, Bannykyh S. Tumors of the posterior third ventricle and pineal region: ependymoma and germinoma. J Neurooncol. 2004 Nov;70(2):273-4.
  • Baehring J, Ogle E, Sze G, Duncan C, Bannykh S. Ganglioneurocytoma of the spinal cord. J Neurooncol. 2005 Jan;71(2):149.
  • Baehring J, Ogle E, Sze G, Duncan C, Bannykh S. Ganglioneurocytoma of the spinal cord. J Neurooncol. 2005 Jan;71(2):149.

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