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Sean Lew MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurosurgery
Program: Pediatrics

Member of the Cancer Center


  • Subdural hematoma--a rare complication of removal of osseointegrated auricular prosthesis retention system. (Nichols BG, Lew SM, Kerschner JE) Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2014 Aug;78(8):1413-5 PMID 24882452
  • Fibrin sealant to prevent subdural electrode migration during intracranial electroencephalographic monitoring in a patient with a large arachnoid cyst. (Hoyt AT, LaViolette PS, Lew SM) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Jul;14(1):115-9 PMID 24784977
  • Geometrical properties of the human child cervical spine with a focus on the C1 vertebra. (Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Lew SM, Rao RD) Traffic Inj Prev 2014;15(3):287-93 PMID 24372501
  • Incidence and outcome of pediatric patients with intracranial hemorrhage while supported on ventricular assist devices. (Niebler RA, Lew SM, Zangwill SD, Woods RK, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS) Artif Organs 2014 Jan;38(1):73-8 PMID 24256117
  • Fifty consecutive hemispherectomies: outcomes, evolution of technique, complications, and lessons learned. (Lew SM, Koop JI, Mueller WM, Matthews AE, Mallonee JC) Neurosurgery 2014 Feb;74(2):182-94; discussion 195 PMID 24176954
  • Outcomes of cranioplasty following decompressive craniectomy in the pediatric population. (Rocque BG, Amancherla K, Lew SM, Lam S) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2013 Aug;12(2):120-5 PMID 23790219
  • Posthemispherectomy hydrocephalus: results of a comprehensive, multiinstitutional review. (Lew SM, Matthews AE, Hartman AL, Haranhalli N, Post-Hemispherectomy Hydrocephalus Workgroup) Epilepsia 2013 Feb;54(2):383-9 PMID 23106378
  • Quantitative analyses of pediatric cervical spine ossification patterns using computed tomography. (Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Lew SM, Rao RD, Rangarajan N) Ann Adv Automot Med 2011;55:159-68 PMID 22105393
  • Minicraniotomy versus bur holes for evacuation of chronic subdural collections in infants-a preliminary single-institution experience. (Klimo P Jr, Matthews A, Lew SM, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Kaufman BA) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Nov;8(5):423-9 PMID 22044363
  • Craniosynostosis following hemispherectomy in a 2.5-month-old boy with intractable epilepsy. (Jazayeri MA, Jensen JN, Lew SM) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Nov;8(5):450-4 PMID 22044367
  • Rhythmic intrinsic bursting neurons in human neocortex obtained from pediatric patients with epilepsy. (Tryba AK, Kaczorowski CC, Ben-Mabrouk F, Elsen FP, Lew SM, Marcuccilli CJ) Eur J Neurosci 2011 Jul;34(1):31-44 PMID 21722205
  • Aqueductal stenosis presenting as isolated tremor: case report and review of the literature. (Seiler FA, Lew SM) Pediatr Neurosurg 2010;46(5):392-5 PMID 21412026
  • Moyamoya disease in early infancy: case report and literature review. (Amlie-Lefond C, Zaidat OO, Lew SM) Pediatr Neurol 2011 Apr;44(4):299-302 PMID 21397174
  • 3D visualization of subdural electrode shift as measured at craniotomy reopening. (LaViolette PS, Rand SD, Ellingson BM, Raghavan M, Lew SM, Schmainda KM, Mueller W) Epilepsy Res 2011 Mar;94(1-2):102-9 PMID 21334178
  • Corpus callosotomy in multistage epilepsy surgery in the pediatric population. (Lin JS, Lew SM, Marcuccilli CJ, Mueller WM, Matthews AE, Koop JI, Zupanc ML) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Feb;7(2):189-200 PMID 21284466
  • Neuronal bursting properties in focal and parafocal regions in pediatric neocortical epilepsy stratified by histology. (Marcuccilli CJ, Tryba AK, van Drongelen W, Koch H, Viemari JC, Peña-Ortega F, Doren EL, Pytel P, Chevalier M, Mrejeru A, Kohrman MH, Lasky RE, Lew SM, Frim DM, Ramirez JM) J Clin Neurophysiol 2010 Dec;27(6):387-97 PMID 21076335
  • Spinal dural closure with nonpenetrating titanium clips in pediatric neurosurgery. (Kaufman BA, Matthews AE, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Lew SM) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010 Oct;6(4):359-63 PMID 20887109
  • Giant posterior fossa cavernous malformations in 2 infants with familial cerebral cavernomatosis: the case for early screening. (Lew SM) Neurosurg Focus 2010 Sep;29(3):E18 PMID 20809759
  • Endoscopic septostomy for headache. (Florman JE, Lew SM) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010 May;5(5):535; author reply 535 PMID 20433270
  • Equivalence of fusion rates after rigid internal fixation of the occiput to C-2 with or without C-1 instrumentation. (Hankinson TC, Avellino AM, Harter D, Jea A, Lew S, Pincus D, Proctor MR, Rodriguez L, Sacco D, Spinks T, Brockmeyer DL, Anderson RC) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2010 Apr;5(4):380-4 PMID 20367344
  • Epilepsy surgery outcomes: quality of life and seizure control. (Zupanc ML, Rubio EJ, Werner RR, Schwabe MJ, Mueller WM, Lew SM, Marcuccilli CJ, O'Connor SE, Chico MS, Eggener KA, Hecox KE) Pediatr Neurol 2010 Jan;42(1):12-20 PMID 20004857
  • Modified osteoplastic orbitozygomatic craniotomy in the pediatric population. (Miller ML, Kaufman BA, Lew SM) Childs Nerv Syst 2008 Jul;24(7):845-50 PMID 18236050
  • Tethered cord syndrome: an updated review. (Lew SM, Kothbauer KF) Pediatr Neurosurg 2007;43(3):236-48 PMID 17409793
  • Cumulative incidence of radiation-induced cavernomas in long-term survivors of medulloblastoma. (Lew SM, Morgan JN, Psaty E, Lefton DR, Allen JC, Abbott R) J Neurosurg 2006 Feb;104(2 Suppl):103-7 PMID 16506497
  • An unusual cause of overdose after baclofen pump implantation: case report. (Lew SM, Psaty EL, Abbott R) Neurosurgery 2005 Mar;56(3):E624; discussion E624 PMID 15730591
  • Laminectomy contributes to cervical spine deformity demonstrated by holographic interferometry. (Ozgur BM, Florman JE, Lew SM, Taylor WP, Gross C) J Spinal Disord Tech 2003 Feb;16(1):51-4 PMID 12571485
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine. (Khoshyomn S, Lew SM, Wilson JT) Pediatr Neurosurg 2002 Jul;37(1):48-9 PMID 12138220
  • Cavernous malformation of the facial colliculus. (Lew SM, Khoshyomn S, Hamill RW, Tranmer BI) Neurology 2002 Feb 12;58(3):459 PMID 11839849
  • Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of far-lateral and foraminal lumbar disc herniations. (Lew SM, Mehalic TF, Fagone KL) J Neurosurg 2001 Apr;94(2 Suppl):216-20 PMID 11302623
  • Sugarcoating: leptomeningeal spread of medulloblastoma. (Khoshyomn S, Lew SM, Braff SP) Pediatr Neurosurg 2000 Dec;33(6):333 PMID 11182646
  • Synergistic action of genistein and cisplatin on growth inhibition and cytotoxicity of human medulloblastoma cells. (Khoshyomn S, Manske GC, Lew SM, Wald SL, Penar PL) Pediatr Neurosurg 2000 Sep;33(3):123-31 PMID 11096359
  • Brain tumor invasion rate measured in vitro does not correlate with Ki-67 expression. (Khoshyomn S, Lew S, DeMattia J, Singer EB, Penar PL) J Neurooncol 1999;45(2):111-6 PMID 10778726
  • Pediatric blunt carotid injury: a review of the National Pediatric Trauma Registry. (Lew SM, Frumiento C, Wald SL) Pediatr Neurosurg 1999 May;30(5):239-44 PMID 10461070
  • Complement depletion does not reduce brain injury in a rabbit model of thromboembolic stroke. (Lew SM, Gross CE, Bednar MM, Russell SJ, Fuller SP, Ellenberger CL, Howard D) Brain Res Bull 1999 Feb;48(3):325-31 PMID 10229342
  • Preoperative volume expansion improves tolerance to carotid artery cross-clamping during endarterectomy. (Gross CE, Bednar MM, Lew SM, Florman JE, Kohut JJ) Neurosurgery 1998 Aug;43(2):222-6; discussion 226-8 PMID 9696073
  • Last update: 02/11/2015