Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Acoustic Neuroma Treatment

Acoustic Neuroma Treatment

An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve. Also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, it connects the inner ear with the brain and has two different parts.

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Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury

A brachial plexus injury (BPI), also known as brachial plexus lesion, is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and han

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Brain Aneurysm Repair

Brain Aneurysm Repair

An intracranial aneurysm (also called cerebral or brain aneurysm) is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of

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Brain Tumor Surgery

Brain Tumor Surgery

A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in your brain. Your skull, which encloses your brain, is very rigid. Any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumor

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Chiari Malformation Treatment

Chiari Malformation Treatment

Chiari malformation (kee-AH-ree mal-for-MAY-shun) is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. It occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on y

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Cranioplasty

Cranioplasty

Cranioplasty is a surgical repair of a defect or deformity of a skull. Cranioplasty is almost as ancient as trepanation. There is evidence that Incan and Muisca surgeons were performing cranioplasty u

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Craniosynostosis Treatment

Craniosynostosis Treatment

Craniosynostosis (from cranio, cranium; + syn, together; + ostosis relating to bone) is a condition in which one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant skull prematurely fuses by turning into bon

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Craniotomy

Craniotomy

A craniotomy is a surgical operation in which a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain.n

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Duraplasty

Duraplasty

A reconstructive operation on the open dura mater that involves a primary closure or secondary closure with another soft tissue material (muscle, fascia, allograft dura).

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure introduced in 1987,[1] involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator (sometimes referred to as a 'brain pacemaker'

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Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery is a procedure that removes an area of your brain where your seizures originate. ... To be considered for epilepsy surgery, you must have tried at least two anti-seizure drugs without

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Glial Tumor Removal

Glial Tumor Removal

A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Gliomas make up about 30% of all

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurological surgery is a discipline of medicine and the specialty of neurosurgery which deals with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of disorders of the central, peripheral and autono

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Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

The peripheral nerves are a complicated, extensive network of nerves that are the tool for the brain and spinal cord to communicate with the rest of the body. They are fragile and can be damaged easil

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Subarachnoid Hematoma (SAH) Treatment

Subarachnoid Hematoma (SAH) Treatment

A subarachnoid hemorrhage is when blood leaks into the space between two of the membranes that surround the brain. It is usually caused by a ruptured aneurysm. ... The bleeding occurs in the arteries

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Subdural Hematoma (SDH) Surgery

Subdural Hematoma (SDH) Surgery

A subdural hematoma or subdural haematoma (alternative spelling), also known as a subdural haemorrhage (SDH), is a type of hematoma, usually associated with traumatic brain injury. ... In contrast, ep

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Subdural Hematoma (SDH) Surgery

Subdural Hematoma (SDH) Surgery

A subdural hematoma or subdural haematoma (alternative spelling), also known as a subdural haemorrhage (SDH), is a type of hematoma, usually associated with traumatic brain injury. ... In contrast, ep

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Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury

Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury

A penetrating head injury, or open head injury, is a head injury in which the dura mater, the outer layer of the meninges, is breached. Penetrating injury can be caused by high-velocity projectiles or

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Trepanation of Skull

Trepanation of Skull

Trepanning, also known as trepanation, trephination, trephining or making a burr hole (the verb trepan derives via Old French via Medieval Latin from the Greek noun of relevant meaning trypanon, liter

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