• Surgical and Non-surgical Management of Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Posted in Neurosurgery

  • 12th Mar 2013

  • Epidemiology and natural history of stroke Stroke is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity with the worldwide incidence of new strokes being approximately 16 million per year, resulting in approximately 5.7 million deaths.1 Within the UK it is the third largest cause of death, accounting for 11% of all deaths in England, and is […]

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  • High Grade Gliomas: Pathogenesis, Management and Prognosis
  • Posted in Neurosurgery

  • 10th Dec 2012

  • High grade gliomas are the most common type of brain tumours, accounting for up to 85% of all new cases of malignant primary brain tumours diagnosed every year. They carry a very large disease burden with greatest years of life lost for any cancer. Despite recent advances in the understanding of pathogenesis and management, the median survival still ranges between 12 to 18 months.

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  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Posted in Neurosurgery

  • 06th Dec 2012

  • Neurofibromatosis is the umbrella term for three distinct genetic disorders (NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis) that share the hall mark of tumour growth on the tissues surrounding nerves. It is a misnomer in Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), as the predominant tumours are schwannomas and meningiomas.


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