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Neurosurgery (Neurological Surgery ) is the surgical specialty involved in the treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Modern neurosurgery has benefited greatly from advances in microsurgery. Some neurosurgical procedures even involve the use of MRI and functional MRI intraoperatively. As one of the most research-oriented specialties of medicine, the scope of neurosurgery has expanded as new diagnostic techniques allow surgeons to perform more complicated surgeries. Some of the most recent and innovative advances have been radio surgery using the Gamma knife and Cyberknife for tumor treatment and endovascular surgery for the treatment of aneurysms.
RisksThere are many risks to neurosurgery. Any operation dealing with the brain or spinal cord can cause paralysis (systemic), brain damage, infection, psychosis or death. However, before neurosurgery is performed, neuroimaging tests (CAT, MRI, PET) and a comprehensive physical and psychological examination are generally done that can help to minimize the risk of serious impairment, paralysis, or death.
ConditionsNeurosurgical conditions include primarily brain, spinal cord, vertebral column and peripheral nervous system disorders.
Conditions treated by neurosurgeons include :
- Chiari Malformations
- Spinal disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.)
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
- Brain tumors
- Infections and infestations
- Tumours of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
- Cerebral aneurysms