Archive for the ‘neurosurgery’ Category

About Meningiomas

Meningiomas are usually slow-growing (benign) tumors that develop from the meninges, the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord. They may be found over the surface of the brain (the convesities), at the base of the brain, or along the folx, a fibrous sheath dividing the right and left sides of the brain. Meningiomas [...]

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Brainstem Death

INTRODUCTION As intensive care practices and facilities improved and became more widely available, it became a more common occurrence for severely brain damaged patients to be supported with mechanical ventilation. There has never been an actual statutory definition of death in the United Kingdom, unlike in the United States of America, and this was one [...]

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Treating Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke

While there has been a virtual revolution in the treatment of ischemic stroke thanks to the advent of tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), the options for reducing the potential for damage in hemorrhagic stroke are more limited. Nonetheless, progress is being made here, too — especially in the area of prevention. In addition, new research provides [...]

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VP SHUNT IMPLANT …. … it’s a lifetime thing — and about its Complication

courtesy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Complications Obstruction Infections Shunts & Pregnancy Other Complications Although HC is almost always treated successfully with the surgical procedure of a shunt, shunt malfunction occurs in about 2 – 4% of cases. Shunt malfunction simply means that the shunt is not able to divert enough fluid away from the [...]

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