Mr Robert Corns



  • MB ChB (Hons) BSc (Hons)
  • USMLE (Steps 1, 2CS & 2CK)
  • FRCS (SN)

Specialist Interests

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Cranial Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Neurosurgery

Research & Publications

  • Harvard Medical School,                                                                        
    • McLean Hospital, Boston, USA.
    • Neuroregeneration Laboratory: five months working on stem cell transplant and neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (2002).
  • Cardiff University,
    • Cardiff, UK.                                                                                                
    • Neurodegeneration Laboratory: grant from the Welcome Trust to investigate factors influencing age-related neurodegeneration during summer vacation (2000).
  • Zanello M, Charlier P, Corns R, Devaux B, Berche P, Pallud J. (2015). The death of Henry II, King of France (1519-1559). From myth to medical and historical fact. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 157(1), 145-9.
  • Zanello M, Decofour M, Corns R, Pallud J, Charlier P. (2015). Report of a successful human trepanation from the Dark Ages of neurosurgery in Europe. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 157(2): 303-4. 
  • Corns R, Hasegawa H, Jeffcote R, Ashkan K. (2013). Transient cauda equina syndrome – a subtle but sinister sign. In press with BMJ Case Reports
  • Corns R, Nayeb L, Martin AJ. (2012). Transient obscuration of vision.  BMJ Case Reports. doi:10.1136.
  • Corns R, Zebian B, Tait MJ, Walsh D, Hampton T, Deasy N, Tolias C.  (2012). Prevalence of recurrence and retreatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular coil occlusion.  The British Journal of Neurosurgery 27(1), 30-3.
  • Corns R, Martin AJ. (2012). Hydrocephalus.  Review article.  Surgery 30(3), 142-8.
  • Rittman T, Corns R, Kumar A, Bhangoo R, Ashkan K.  (2011). Is referral to the neuro-oncology MDT safe? The British Journal of neurosurgery 26(3), 321-4.
  • Corns R, Rakowski KR, Critchley G. (2011). An unusual case of recurrent pneumonia. BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.113
  • Corns R, Crocker M, Kumar A, Salisbury J, Tolias C, Sadler G, Hill M. (2010). Low grade cerebellar T-cell lymphoma: a novel response to treatment; a case report.  Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152(6), 1075-6.
  • Crocker M, Corns R, Thomas N, Gleeson M (2009). Chondromyxoid fibroma of the skull base invading the occipito-cervical junction: report of a unique case and discussion.  Skull Base 152(6) 1075-7.
  • Crocker M, Corns R, Hampton T, Deasy N and Tolias C. (2008). Vascular neurosurgery following the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial: modern practice reflects subspecialisation. Journal Neurosurgery 109, 992-7.
  • Corns R, Edwards, JL. (2004). Boerhaave syndrome: CT diagnosis. Annals of the Royal College Surgeons of England 86, W8-9.
  • Corns RA, Hidaka H. and Santer R.M. (2002). Neurocalcin-alpha immunoreactivity in the enteric nervous system of young and aged rats. Cell Calcium 31, 53-58.
  • Corns RA, Hidaka H Santer RM. (2001). Decreased neurocalcin immunoreactivity in sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons of the major pelvic ganglion in aged rats. Neuroscience Letters 297, 81-84.
  • Corns RA, Boolaky UV, Santer RM. (2000). Decreased calbindin-D28k immunoreactivity in aged rat sympathetic pelvic ganglionic neurons. Neuroscience Letters 292, 91-94.

Professional Bodies

  • Society of British Neurosurgeons.
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
  • British Neuro-oncology Society.
  • British Medical Association.
  • Medical Protection Society.
  • Premium Medical Protection.
  • North of England Neurological Association.
  • Welsh Medical Society.

Contact Details

Mr Corns can be contacted through his secretary at Leeds General Infirmary:

Margaret Horn
Tel: 0113 3928102
Fax: 0113 3928305

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