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arteriovenous fistula
October 14, 2021 • 0 Comments Arteriovenous Fistula

An arteriovenous fistula is a neuro condition that is caused by an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood...

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SPG stimulation
October 7, 2021 • 0 Comments SPG stimulation

SPG stimulation, or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation, is a treatment option that can be used to treat patients that are suffering from migraine,...

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second opinion
September 22, 2021 • 0 Comments Second opinion

In the medical world a second opinion meaning getting a second doctor’s opinion on a patient’s diagnosis. The second doctor will review...

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medical scans
September 15, 2021 • 0 Comments Medical scans

A lot of the patients that come to London Neurosurgery Partnership will need or may have already had some form of medical...

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September 1, 2021 • 0 Comments Thermocoagulation

Thermocoagulation is one of newer treatments that is used to treat primary and metastatic brain tumours which can be hard to treat...

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August 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Vertebrectomy

A vertebrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all of the vertebral body from the spinal column which can be done to...

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sural nerve entrapment
July 21, 2021 • 0 Comments Sural nerve entrapment

Sural nerve entrapment The sural nerve is the nerve in your lower leg that is responsible for sensation to the foot. It...

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posterior fossa tumour
July 6, 2021 • 0 Comments Posterior Fossa Tumour

A posterior fossa tumour is a type of brain tumour that develops at the base of the skull, by the brainstem and...

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Hemifacial spasm
June 24, 2021 • 0 Comments Hemifacial spasm

Hemifacial spasm is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. People with a hemifacial spasm will experience involuntary twitch down one...

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Brain tumours in adults
June 4, 2021 • 0 Comments Brain tumours in adults

Every year around 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour. A brain tumour is the growth of abnormal and sometimes...

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May 18, 2021 • 0 Comments Tremor

A tremor is a rhythmic shaking movement in one or more parts of the body. This is an involuntary movement, meaning that...

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intractable headaches
May 4, 2021 • 0 Comments Intractable headaches

Ever had a headache that just won’t budge and seems absolutely relentless? An intractable headache refers to a headache that doctors are...

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cervical corpectomy
April 23, 2021 • 0 Comments Cervical Corpectomy

A cervical corpectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord in the neck. This can...

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acoustic neuroma
April 16, 2021 • 0 Comments Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma, which can also be referred to as a vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumour that grows on the...

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closure of dermal sinus
April 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Closure Of Dermal Sinus

A dermal sinus is a congenital condition (meaning that it is present from birth) that refers to an opening along the spine,...

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ulnar nerve entrapment
March 16, 2021 • 0 Comments Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Ulnar nerve entrapment is a fairly common injury that affects the nerve that runs down the arm to the fingers on the...

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migraine london neurosurgery partnership
March 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Migraine

A migraine is usually a severe headache that is felt on one side of the head. Many people suffering from a migraine...

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Endoscopic discectomy LNP
February 25, 2021 • 0 Comments Endoscopic discectomy

For some people suffering from back or neck pain caused by a condition such as a slipped or herniated disc, a discectomy...

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intractable pain
February 19, 2021 • 0 Comments Intractable pain

Intractable pain refers to pain that cannot be main with normal pain management techniques. ‘Intractable’ meaning hard to control. As this type...

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Occipital nerve stimulation
February 12, 2021 • 0 Comments Occipital nerve stimulation

Occipital nerve stimulation is a procedure that can be used to different types of headaches, mainly including cluster headaches, cranial facial pain...

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facial pain
February 5, 2021 • 0 Comments An overview of facial pain

Many people will experience some form of facial pain throughout their lifetime, and will often see it go within a short period...

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skull base tumours
January 29, 2021 • 0 Comments Skull base tumours

Skull based tumours is not a type of tumour, it is a group of tumours that group in a specific part of...

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LNP spinal tumours
January 20, 2021 • 0 Comments Spinal tumours

Spinal tumours are an abnormal mass or growth of tissue in or around the spinal cord or bones of the spine. Spinal...

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spinal dysraphism LNP
January 13, 2021 • 0 Comments Spinal dysraphism

Spinal Dysraphism is an umbrella term that is used to describe a number of different conditions that affects the spine, spinal cord...

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January 4, 2021 • 0 Comments Myelomeningocele

A myelomeningocele is a form of spina bifida (spina bifida occulta). Myelomeningocele accounts for around 75% of all spina bifida cases. This...

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December 27, 2020 • 0 Comments Professor Ashkan on the BBC

Professor Ashkan joins the BBC news team to revisit the amazing story of Dragma, his patient who played the violin during brain...

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December 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Lipomyelomeningocele

A lipomyelomeningocele is a birth defect, meaning that it is present from birth, that affects the spine. A lipomyelomeningocele is usually in...

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AVM Arteriovenous malformation
December 10, 2020 • 0 Comments Arteriovenous Malformation AVM

Brain arteriovenous malformation A brain arteriovenous malformation AVM occurs when there is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels to arteries and veins...

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