This story, which a patient’s family has been gracious enough to let me write, is of a boy with a brain tumor. In the brainstem. This is where we as neurosurgeons used every little bit of technology available in neurosurgery
… or where we discuss what to do. Let’s begin small and first focus on the transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs. These as we saw were blockages of smaller vessels in the brain that the body manages to clear away
The brain is a wondrous thing. It is the source of joy, and greed, sloth, envy, pride, wrath, lust and gluttony, and any other sins one could think of. But every once in a while things don’t go as planned.
Trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux is the condition where patients experience severe pain along one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve (V nerve). This is not an uncommon disorder but patients often present after multiple consultations for dental disorders
The future of Neurosurgery – Image Guided Surgery. Brain tumors have always been a dreaded diagnosis to give to patients. They have long implied patients with significant post operative deficits and poor quality of life with or without surgery. And,