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NEUROSURGERY

Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that deals with conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves that may require surgical intervention. Here are some examples of the cases wherein a patient may benefit from a neurosurgeon's expertise:

BRAIN
        Brain tumors
        Skull tumors
        Head injury / trauma
        Aneurysms / AVM/ other vascular problems
        Certain types of stroke
        Congenital / pediatric brain lesions
        Hydrocephalus
        Brain abscess / other infectious processes
        Epilepsy
        Parkinson's disease, other functional neurosurgical problems

SPINE
        Spine (bony part) and spinal cord tumors
        Spine trauma
        Degenerative diseases (disc herniation, spinal stenosis)
        Vascular lesions of the spine
        Congenital lesions of the spine (myelomeningocoele)

PERIPHERAL NERVES
        Brachial plexus palsy / Brachial plexus injury
        Thoracic outlet syndrome
        Nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, etc)
        Nerve tumors
        Nerve injury
        Nerve biopsy

In some areas, neurosurgeons also perform endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) and carotid endarterectomy for partial occlusion of the carotid arteries in the neck.

 
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