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Hydrocephalus london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus in its most literal sense means water on the brain. It affects 1-1.5% of the population. The brain and spinal cord...

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headache london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Headache

A headache can be worrying. There are many options when it comes to managing your headaches, it can almost seem quite daunting....

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subarachnoid haemorrhage london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Subarachnoid haemorrhage

A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a bleed in the brain.  More specifically bleeding within the subarachnoid space. It is where the cerebrospinal fluid...

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glioma london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Glioma

A glioma is the most common type primary of brain tumour, it arises from the glial cells in the brain. Glial cells...

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epilepsy london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a very common neurological disorder which affects every 1 in 100 people in the UK. Mr Richard Selway is one...

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Dural fistula london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Dural fistula

A dural fistula is a vascular anomaly which can be present in the lining (dura) which surrounds the brain and spinal cord....

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craniopharyngioma london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a type of brain tumour that is non-cancerous (benign). These can occur at any age; however, they are most...

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colloid cyst london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Colloid cyst

A colloid cyst is a benign brain tumour, which means it’s non-cancerous. Mr Christopher Chandler explains to us what actually is a...

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chordoma london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Chordoma

A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumour that grows within the skull base and spine. Usually, chordomas are diagnosed in...

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chondrosarcoma london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoma is a type of bone sarcoma (cancer) that develops in the cells that produce cartilage (chondrocytes). Although it is a rare...

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chiari malformation london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Chiari malformation

Chiari malformation refers to a condition in which some of the brain tissue (namely the cerebellar tonsils, cerebellum, brain stem and/or part...

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cerebral palsy london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term used to cover several lifelong neurological conditions that affect movement and coordination. In the UK, there are...

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cavernoma london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Cavernoma

A cavernoma is a gathering of abnormal blood vessels usually located in the brain and spinal cord. Mr Christos Tolias explains to...

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basilar invagination london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Basilar invagination

Basilar invagination is a very rare condition. This condition occurs when the top of the second vertebrae in the spine (C2 in...

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arteriovenous malformation london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Arteriovenous malformation

An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain which which usually develop after birth. Back to brain conditions.

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arachnoid cyst london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Arachnoid cyst

Arachnoid cyst is the most common type of cyst; it is a fluid filled sac rather than tumour. They are most commonly...

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aneurysm london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Aneurysm

Aneurysms can develop in any blood vessel in your body but the brain (cerebral) arteries are affected in approximately 1% of the...

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sacroiliac joint pain london neurosurgery partnership
October 13, 2020 • 0 Comments Sacroiliac joint pain

Sacroiliac joint pain is associated with pain around the lower back, radiating to the hip and thigh. What are sacroiliac (SI) joints?...

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spinal trauma london neurosurgery partnership
October 13, 2020 • 0 Comments Spinal trauma

Spinal trauma can be divided in to spinal cord injury and spinal fractures although the two do interlink. Mr David Bell, one...

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spondylolisthesis london neurosurgery partnership
October 13, 2020 • 0 Comments Spondylolisthesis

Many of our patients are diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, but they have no idea what it is. Today Mr Irfan Malik, one of...

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facet joint syndrome london neurosurgery partnership
October 13, 2020 • 0 Comments Facet joint syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is caused by the degenerative changes in your spine. Your spine is made up of 33 individual bones that...

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brachialgia london neurosurgery partnership
October 13, 2020 • 0 Comments Brachialgia

Brachialgia, also known as cervical radiculopathy, is defined as compression or irritation of nerve roots in the cervical spine. Put simply, it...

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sciatica london neurosurgery partnership
October 10, 2020 • 0 Comments Sciatica

Sciatica refers to a pain which radiates from the lower spine, through the buttocks and down the legs. This pain can range...

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neck pain london neurosurgery partnership
October 9, 2020 • 0 Comments Neck Pain

Neck pain is very common among individuals of all ages. Mr David Bell, one of London Neurosurgery Partnership’s complex spine experts, explains...

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back pain london neurosurgery partnership
October 8, 2020 • 0 Comments Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common in people of all ages. Mr Nicholas Thomas gives us the low-down and what we can be...

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Spinal injection
September 9, 2020 • 0 Comments Spinal injection

Why would you have a spinal injection? Mr Richard Selway talks us through the different types and uses of spinal injections. There...

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Radiofrequency ablation
September 1, 2020 • 1 Comment Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed to reduce pain. An x-ray guided electrical current is used to produce heat to...

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