Publications & Research

Published papers

  1. Steel TR, Daily AT, Born D, Berger MS, Mayberg MR. Paragangliomas of the sellar region: report of two cases. Neurosurgery 1993;32(5):844-7,
  2. Steel TR, Pell MF, Turner JJ, Lim GH. Spinal epidural leiomyoma occurring in an HIV-infected man. Case Report. Journal of Neurosurgery 1993;79(3):442-5.
  3. Steel TR, Botterill P, Sheehy JP. Paraganglioma of the cauda equina with associated syringomyelia:Case Report. Surgical Neurology 1994;42(6):489-93.
  4. Steel TR, Bentivoglio PB, Garrick R. Vascular Neurofibromatosis affecting the internal carotid artery: a case report. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1994;8(2):233-7.
  5. Favre J, Taha JM, Steel TR, Burchiel KJ. Anchoring of deep brain stimulation electrodes using a microplate. Technical Note. Journal of Neurosurgery 1996;85(6):1181-3.
  6. Steel T, Maixner WJ, Chaseling R, Johnston I. Demonstration of membranous aqueduct occlusion by fast multiphase magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1997;4(3):352-4. Impact Factor = 0.262
  7. Favre J, Curty B, Steel T, Baltuch G, Genne D, Kernan J, Fankhauser H. Recurrent Nocardial brain abscesses treated by repeated stereotactic aspirations. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1998;5(1):97-100. Impact Factor = 0.292
  8. Steel T, Jones R, Crossman J, Sheehy J, Bentivoglio P, Pell M. Intraoperative wound infiltration with bupivacaine in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1998;5(3):298-303. Impact Factor = 0.292
  9. Steel TR, Kellogg JX, Kuether TA, Favre J, Frank EH. Endoscopic treatment of spinal epidural haematoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 1998;5(4):460-3. Impact Factor = 0.292
  10. Steel TR, Allibone J, Revesz T, D’Arrigo C, Crockard HA, Intradural neurotropic spread of malignant mesothelioma. Case Report and Review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery 1988;88(1):122-5
  11. Holton JL, Steel T, Luxsuwong M, Crockard HA, Revesz T. Skull base chordomas: correlation of tumour doubling time with age, mitosis and Ki67 proliferation index. Neuropath Appl Neurobiol 2000;26(6):497-503. Impact Factor = 2.523
  12. Crockard HA, Steel T, Plowman N, Singh A, Crossman J, Revesz T, Holton JL, Cheeseman A. A multidisciplinary team approach to skull base chordomas. J Neurosurg 2001;95(2):175-83. Impact Factor = 2.748
  13. Crockard HA, Cheesman A, Steel T, Revesz T, Holton JL, Plowman N, Singh A, Crossman J: A multidisciplinary team approach to skull base chordomas. J Neurosurg 2001;95(2):184-9. Impact Factor = 2.748
  14. Mobbs RJ, Steel TR, Fairhall JM. Monosegmental Pedicle Screw Fixation for Thoraco-lumbar Burst Fracture. J Bone Joint Surgery Br. 2004, 86 (Supply IV): 5458. Impact Factor = 1.330
  15. Rust TM, Kohan S, Steel T, Lonergan R. CT Guided aspiration of a Cervical spinal epidural abscess. Clinical Neuroscience 2005;12(4):453-6. Impact Factor = 0.665
  16. Mobbs RJ, Steel TR, Migration of lumbar disc herniation: An Unusual Case. J Clinical Neuroscience 2007;14(6):581-4. Impact Factor = 0.801
  17. Steel TR. Spinal disc replacement: Disc Arthroplasty. St Vincent’s Clinic Proceedings 2007;15(1):24-31.
  18. Frydenberg E, Laherty R, Rodriguez M, Ow-Yang M, Steel T. A Rosette-          forming glioneural tumour of the Pineal gland. J Clinical Neuroscience 2010;17(10):1326-8. Impact Factor = 1.165
  19. Frydenberg EM, Steel T. Cervical Fusion Surgery in Patients with Arthritis. Arthritis Matters, Spring 2010;10-13
  20. Bhatia K, Frydenberg E, Steel T, Ow-Yang M, Ho K, Grainger E. Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis Due to Bronchial ACTH-secreting Carcinoid Tumour. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2010;17(11):1461-2. Impact Factor = 1.165
  21. Chaganti J, Marriott D, Steel T, Donovan J, Biggs N. Perineural Trigeminal Nerve Abscess secondary to mucor sinusitis: Serial Diffusion-Weighted MRI and Literature Review, Clinical Radiology 2011;66(11):1106-9. Impact Factor = 1.952
  22. Bhatia K, Frydenberg E, Steel T, Ow-Yang M. An anterior expandable titanium cage in Myobacterium Avium vertebral osteomyelitis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2011;18(3):431-4. Impact Factor = 1.247
  23. Frydenberg EM, Curtis K, Chong S, Poulos R, Grzebieta RH, Steel TR, Nau T. Road trauma,patterns of injury and mortality in an Australian trauma centre. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety 2012; 23(1):21-8
  24. Frydenberg EM, Steel TR. Mechanisms of Cervical Spinal Injury. Pathology 2012;44(1):S23. Impact Factor = 2.657
  25. Wang CC, Turner J, Steel T Spontaneous pineal apoplexy in a pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation. Cancer Biol Med 2013;10(1):43-6, Impact Factor: not ranked until 2017
  26. Harvey RJ, Winder M, Davidson A, Steel T, Nalavenkata S, Mrad N, Bokhari A, Barham H, Knisely A. The Olfactory Strip and Its Preservation in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Maintains Smell and Sinonasal Function. Journal of Neurological Surgery-Part B Skull Base 2015;76(6): 464-70, Impact Factor: 1.079
  27. Murambi RT, White E, Steel TR. Intraforaminal Vertebral Artery: A Rare and Risky Anomaly. Spine Journal 2015;15(11):e39, Impact Factor: 2.660
  28. Chakravorty A, Steel T, Chaganti J. Accuracy of percentage of signal intensity recovery and relative cerebral blood volume derived from dynamic susceptibility-weighted, contrast-enhanced MRI in the preoperative diagnosis of cerebral tumours. Neuroradiology Journal 2015;28(6)574-83. Impact Factor: 2.274
  29. Wilson D, Steel T, Sutton I. Surgical Treatment of Cervical Disc Protrusion Causing Intracranial Hypotension following Chiropractic Manipulation. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2015;22(9):1523-5 Impact Factor: 1.387
  30. Harvey RJ, Malek J, Winder M, Davidson A, Steel TR, Mrad N, Barham H, Knisely A, Teo C. Sinonasal morbidity following tumour resection with and without nasoseptal flap reconstruction. Rhinology 2015: 53(2):122-8, Impact Factor: 1.686
  31. Harvey R, Winder M, Davidson A, Steel TR, Nalavenkata S, Bokhari A, Barham H, Knisely A, Christensen, J. “Journal of Neurological Surgery – Skull Base” dated 10 Jan 2015. Impact Factor: 1.079
  32. Samarawickrama C, Frydenberg E, Wells M, Steel T, Ghabrial R. An Unusual Radiological Presentation of Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma. Saudi Journal of Ophathalmology 2016;30(2):137-9. Impact Factor not listed
  33. Chakravorty A, Frydenberg E, Shein TT, Ly J, Earls P, Steel T Multifocal intradural extramedullary anaplastic ependymoma of the spine. The Journal of Spine Surgery 2017;3(4): 727-31. Impact Factor not listed
  34. Oakley GM, Christensen JM, Winder M, Jonker BP, Davidson A, Steel T, Teo C, Harvey RJ. Collagen matrix as an inlay in endoscopic skull base reconstruction. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2018;132(3): 214-23. Impact Factor: 0.967
  35. Steel, TR New Technique for Neurosurgery, Surgical News, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2016;17(6):34-6
  36. Steel TR, A/Prof Chaganti J, Lubomski J – ‘Differentiation of Primary CNS lymphoma and Glioblstoma Multiforme with Dynamic susceptibility contrast derived metrics: A Pilot Study
  37. Ong A, Frydenberg E, Chaganti J, Rodriguez M, Steel TR Unusual Arachnoid Cyst involving the Third Ventricle in an Adult: A Case report Accepted for publication 21/10/18 Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Impact factor: N/A for 2018 – CiteScore: 0.28
  38. Fung M, Frydenberg E, Barnsley L, Chaganti J, Steel T Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Image Guided posterior C1-C2 Fixation for Atlantoaxial Osteoarthritis (AAOA) Journal of Spine Surgery – Accepted for publication Nov 30, 2018, doi: 10.21037/jss.2018.12.04

Book Chapters

  1. Pell MR, Steel TR, Thomas DGT. Stereotactic biopsy in special areas. Pell MF, Thomas DGT (eds) Handbook of stereotaxy using the CRW apparatus. Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore 1994.
  2. Steel, T R, Burchiel, K J. Ablative neurosurgical techniques in the treatment of chronic pain:. Surgical Management of Pain, Burchiel K J (Ed) Thieme: New York 2002

Published Abstracts

  1. Steel TR, Sheehy JP, Bentivoglio PJ, Pell MF. Bupivacaine infiltration for post-operative analgesia following lumbar laminectomy. A randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial The Neurosurgical Society Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 1995;2(3):188. Conference Abstract.
  2. Steel TR, Bhangoo R, Crockard HA. Skull base chondrosarcoma: The results of anterior resection (Abstract) Skull Base Surgery. 7:28:25, 1997 Conference Abstract.
  3. Donnellan MB, Steel TR, Howard M, Sheehy JP, Neil M, Bentivoglio PJ. Postero-lateral lumbar spinal fusion with pedicle screw instrumentation. A patient based retrospective analysis. The Neurosurgical Society Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 1999;6(3) Conference Abstract.
  4. Steel TR, Krishnan SY, Crockard HA, Chondrosarcoma of the skull base. A clinicoprognostic Review and Results of Surgery. RACS Scientific Congress. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 1999;69 Conference Abstract.
  5. Steel TR, Edgar M. A Case of fatal Aspergillus Brain Abscess in an immuno-competent Adult. RACS Scientific Congress Melbourne 2000. ANZ Journal of surgery 2000;70(suppl.) A108 Conference Abstract.
  6. Steel TR, Edger M, Lorentz I T, Darveniza P, M Hayes. Cervical Denervation surgery for spasmodic torticollis: an initial assessment of patient satisfaction. The Neurosurgical Society Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. J of Clinical Neuroscience 2002;9(3):337 Conference Abstract
  7. Taw B, Steel TR. Choroid Plexus Papilloma of the Third Ventricle in Adults. Annual Scientific Congress Adelaide 11-15 May 2002 ANZ Journal of Surgery 2002;72(Suppl.) NS08 Conference Abstract.
  8. Fairhall JM, Mobbs, RJ, Steel TR Traumatic Extradural haematomas spanning the transverse sinus. Annual Scientific Congress ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003;73(Suppl.) A84 Conference Abstract.

Posters

  1. Favre J, Steel TR, Anderson GJ, Taha JM, Burchell KJ. A good application for frameless stereotaxy. AANS Conference, Minneapolis, USA. April 1996.
  2. Kellog JX, Steel TR, McMenomy S, Delashaw JB. Brainstorm Edema Identified on MRI: A predictor of difficulty in posterior fossa meningioma resection. Second International Skull Base Congress, San Diego, USA. June 1996.
  3. Holton JL, Steel TR, Crockard HA, Revesz T. Historical features correlated with clinical growth in skull base chordomas. British Neuropathology Society Meeting. London, UK. January 1998.
  4. Steel TR, Edger M A case of Fatal Aspergillus Brain Abscess in an immuno-competent adult. RACS Annual Surgery Congress, Melbourne May 2000
  5. Kohan S, Woodgate I, Garrick R, Steel TR. Management of a Complex Lumbosacral Metastatic Lesion. RACS Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth 2005.
  6. Bhatia K, Ow-Yang M, Steel TR, El Samman M. Surgical management of leiomyosarcoma metastasis to the spine NSW Division of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Meeting 2008.
  7. Steel, TR, Frydenberg E, Laherty RW, The use of CT guided navigation for the placement of thoraco-lumbar pedicle screws. Spine Society Meeting, Christchurch NZ, April 2010
  8. Steel, TR, Frydenberg, E, Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) in Lumbar Fusion Surgery – Long Term Results. NSA, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sunshine Coast Queensland, 2013
  9. Steel TR, Chakravorty, A, Chaganti J, Teo C. The accuracy of PSR and rCBV derived from DSC MRI in the preoperative diagnosis of cerebral tumours: A dual-centre prospective pilot study.

Presentations

  1. Steel TR, Sheehy JP, Bentivoglio PJ, Pell M. Bupivacaine Infiltration of Post Operative Analgesia following Lumbar Laminectomy: A randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. ICRAN/NSA Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. September 1994.
  2. Steel TR, Crossman J, Bhangoo R, Plowman N, Crockard HA. Skull Base Chordomas: An analysis of prognostic factors. European Skull Base Conference. London, UK. April 1997.
  3. Steel TR, Crossman J, Bhangoo R, Plowman N, Crockard HA. Skull Base Chondrosarcomas. European Skull Base Conference. London, UK. April 1997.
  4. Steel TR, Howard M, Sheehy JP, Neil M. Analysis of Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A follow up of 108 patients. Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting. (NSW) November 1997.
  5. Favre J, Steel TR, Buchser E, Taha JM, Wettstein M, Karapetian O. Cingulate Gyrus Stimulation for the Relief of Pain and Dystonia following Thalamic Stroke. Case Report and Physiological Findings. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. (AANS) March 1998.
  6. Steel TR, Revesz T, Plowman N, Crockard HA. Long Term Analysis of Clival and Craniocervical Junction Chordomas: A histopathological analysis. Hansebout Head and Spinal Delegation. Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia, October 1997.
  7. Donnellan M, Steel TR, Howard M, Sheehy JP, Neil M, Bentivoglio PJ. Posterior-lateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion with Pedicle Screw Instrumentation: A patient based retrospective analysis. RACS GSM, Sydney, Australia, 1998.
  8. Steel TR, Krishman SY, Crockard HA. Chondrosarcoma of the Skull Base: A clinicoprognostic review and results of surgery. RACS Annual Surgery Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 1999.
  9. Crockard A, Steel TR, Cheesman AD, Plowman N. Skull base chordomas and chondrosarcomas: A 12 year prospective review. Abstract. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2000.
  10. Steel TR, Edger M, Lorentz I, Darveniza P. Cervical Denervation surgery for Spasmodic Torticollis. An initial assessment of patient satisfaction. RACS Annual Surgery Congress, Canberra 2001.
  11. Steel TR, Taw B T, Allada C S, Keogh A, Mallat M, Ecclestone R J, MacDonald PS. Initial experience with Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina Patients. RACS Annual Surgery Congress Canberra 2001
  12. Steel TR, Frydenberg E. ‘Road Trauma, Patterns of Injury and Mortality in an Australian Trauma Centre’. RACS Annual Scientific Congress Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7-10 May 2012.
  13. Fairhall JM, Steel TR. Thoracolumbar Fracture and Monosegmental Pedicle Screw Fixation NSA Meeting Queenstown September 2003.
  14. Steel TR, Rust, TM, Fairhall, JM, Mobbs RJ Monosegmental Pedicle Screw Fixation for thoraco-lumbar burst fracture, Spine Society of Australia Coolum,QLD 2004
  15. Kohan S, Ow-Yang M, Steel TR. RACS Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth April 2005. Treatment of low-grade spondylolisthesis using pedicle screw fixation and distraction.
  16. Kohan S, Steel TR. NSA Meeting Gold Coast September 2005. Monosegmental fusion in thoracolumbar fractures; Surgical technique and clinical follow-up
  17. Steel TR Asia Pacific Spine Symposium., Macau, May 2007 Monosegmental Fusion in Thoraco lumbar burst fractures; Surgical technique and clinical follow-up.
  18. Ow-Yang M, Steel TR. Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, Auckland New Zealand 2008 Cervical disc arthroplasty: indications, results and follow up of a current series using the Prodisc-C.
  19. Steel, TR, Ow-Yang M, Laherty RW. Accuracy of Stereotactic Navigation in the Placement of Instrumentation in Complex Spine Surgery. Spine Society of Australia, annual scientific meeting 2008.
  20. Steel TR, Stereotactic navigation in complex spine surgery: an assessment of accuracy and review of current techniques.9th Advanced Technologies in Spinal Treatment Kobe, Japan 2009
  21. Steel TR, Jet boat induced thoracolumbar fractures on Sydney Harbour: an analysis of 11 cases. 6th Asia Pacific Spine Symposium, Kobe Japan 2009
  22. Steel, TR, Laherty RW, Williams, K V Presentation NSA Meeting Alice Springs September 2009 Jet-Boat induced thoracolumbar fractures on Sydney Harbour, an analysis of 11 cases.
  23. Steel, TR, Frydenberg E, Evans W, Migration of Disc Arthroplasty device during physiotherapy exercises, Spine Society Meeting, Christchurch, NZ, April 2010
  24. Steel, TR, What’s New in Neurosurgery. Stereotactic Navigation in Spine Surgery. Presented at the 23rd Annual Winter Conference on Psychological Medicine, August 2010
  25. Steel, TR, Complex Sacral Pedicle Screw and Pelvic Fixation. How I Do It, Spinal Surgery Decision making, Evidence, New Techniques. Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, Continuing Professional Development Workshop, Port Douglas April1 2010.
  26. Steel, TR, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Endoscopic Surgery for Skull based Tumours and Spine Surgery, The Concord GP Education (CPD) Programme. Concord Hospital, Sydney, June 2010.
  27. Steel, TR, Minimally Invasive, Minimally Disruptive Spinal Surgery. Presentation connecting with Neuroscience Conference, St George Hospital, May 2010.
  28. Steel, TR, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Eastern Suburbs GP Clinical Evening, St Vincent’s Hospital, September 2010.
  29. Steel, TR, Techniques for Thoracic and Lumbar Spine ARGO Spine course for neurosurgical trainees Brisbane, Australia, February 2010.
  30. Steel, TR, C1-C2 Stabilisation and Occipitocervical Fixation – The Evolution. ARGO Spine course for neurosurgical trainees Brisbane, Australia, February 2010.
  31. Steel TR, The Use of Stereotactic Navigation in Spine Surgery. 7th Asia Pacific Spine Symposium. Brisbane, Australia July 2010.
  32. Frydenberg EM, Steel TR, The Role of Cervical Cordotomy in the Management of Refractory Cancer Pain, Poster Presentation. 22nd Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, Melbourne, April 2011.
  33. Frydenberg EM, Ow-Yang M, Steel TR, The Efficacy of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP-7) in Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion Surgery. 22nd Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, April 2011.
  34. Steel TR, “Mechanisms of cervical spinal injury”. The Royal Australasian College of Pathologists Pathology Update, Sydney Australia.
  35. Frydenberg EM, Steel TR, “Road trauma, patterns of injury and mortality in an Australian trauma centre” The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
  36. Steel,TR Decision-making and Practical Management in the Cervical Spine- Crossing Junctions,ARGO Spine Basics Cadaver Course, July 2012.
  37. Steel,TR ,Vertebrectomy:Indications and Approach, Decision-making and Practical Management in the Lumbar Spine, ARGO Spine Basics Cadaver Course Sydney, July 2012
  38. Steel,TR ,Bone Grafting Options in Spine Surgery, ARGO Spine Basics Cadaver Course, Sydney, July 2012.
  39. Steel, TR, Managing the Suprasella Component of Pituitary Tumours. Neurorhinology Workshop, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.  January 2013.
  40. Frydenberg EM, Ow-Yang M, Steel TR, Long Term Results of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) in Lumbar Fusion Surgery, Global Spine Congress, Hong Kong, April 2013
  41. Steel, TR, Wilson, D, Imagine Guidance In Spine Surgery – Current Trends, 10th Spine International Symposium (SSIS) – Asia. Procedural Innovation in Spine Surgery, June 2013
  42. Steel, TR, Blumber, L, Winder, M, Farrar, T, Garrick, R & Chaganti, J – DSC Derived Perfusion and Peak Height As the Biomarkers of Tumour Type and Grading – Experience at St Vincent’s Hospital. NSA, Annual Scientific Meeting, Sunshine Coast Queensland, 2013
  43. Steel, TR – Lumbar Disc Replacement-Preserving Motion Is the Answer, Neurosurgical Society (CPD), Queenstown, New Zealand, August 2015.
  44. Steel TR – Pituitary Tumour, Managing the Suprasellar Component, St Vincent’s Hospital Study, 2015
  45. Steel TR – Neurosurgical Trauma, Introduction of fundamental concepts and common procedures in neurosurgical trauma. Introduction to Trauma and Surgery Conference, University of Technology, Sydney. August 2015.
  46. Steel, TR – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neuro/ENT Education Day, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, 6th August 2016.
  47. Steel, TR – Surgical and Radiological Management of Back Pain, Medscan Double Bay, 17th September 2016
  48. Steel, TR – Assessment and Management of Back Pain, The University of Notre Dame, 28th February 2017
  49. Fung M, Frydenberg E, Barnsley L, Kohan S, Steel TR – Fusion for Severe C1/2 Lateral Mass Osteoarthritis, Spine Society of Australia 28th annual Scientific Meeting, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart – 7-9 April 2017.
  50. Steel TR, Cameron Smail R, Zhai S, Barnett Y, Chaganti J, Kelleher A, Tomlinson S – “A False Localising Sign” Neurology NAS, St Vincent Hospital, September 2017.
  51. Murambi R, Steel TR, Fung M, Frydenberg E, Barnsley L, Kohan S – Fusion for Severe C1/2 Lateral Mass Osteoarthritis, 18th Annual Conference of Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association of Indio with Nagpur Neuro Society, Hotel Le Meridian, Nagpur, India, September 2018
  52. Frydenberg EM, Steel TR, “Cervical Spine Surgery”, Neuro Education Day, St Vincents Private Hospital 10th November 2018