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Anatomy of the Human Brain

Our brain is made up of millions of cells, which have a very complex interaction with each other. Any breach in the circuit may lead to deficits in the body and loss of consciousness. The brain is protected by a…

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Head Injury

Head Injury is a dynamic process and the injuries inside brain may evolve over time. This may vary from a few hours to many days. Hence, such patients need close observations for that period. A new hematoma may develop after…

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Elderly Women and Spine Factures

Hormonal Changes in women after the age of 45 make them prone to osteoporosis,which can lend to a spine fracture even after a minor trauma such as coughing or sneezing or a fall in the bathroom. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis…

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Types of Head Injury

Head injury can range from injury to scalp or bone to bleeding inside the brain. Types of Head Injury are: 1. Minor a) Scalp laceration, abrasion or hematoma. b) Skull Fracture: Undisplaced or compound c) Concussion injury or minor bleed…

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Head Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Head Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death or disability worldwide, especially in developing countries. The incidence is increasing globally with an advent of fast moving vehicles and terrorism. India is leading the pack. The…

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Endoscopic Brain Surgery

Endoscopic brain surgery is a procedure used primarily to treat brain tumors. It is considered a minimally invasive brain surgery that allows neurosurgeons to identify and treat conditions that are deep within the brain. This type of surgery allows us…

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Endoscopic Tumor Surgery

The Procedure is performed through a small incision (approximately 1 inch) behind the hairline. From this site, the endoscope is inserted into the ventricular compartment of the brain and then navigated toward the tumor. The tumor is readily identified due…

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What to do about vertebral fractures?

An x-ray of the spine can confirm the diagnosis. Vertebral compression fractures in postmenopausal women are usually caused by osteoporosis, but occasionally they result from trauma, infection, or a cancerous tumor. Treatment for painful fractures starts with over-the-counter analgesics. Severe…

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Treatment of spine Tuberculosis with Neural Deficit

Patients with neural deficit require more aggressive approach. Classical approach was to put all the patients on chemotherapy and strict bed rest. Some surgeons suggest radical approach which advocated operating almost every tubercular lesion with [or even without] neural deficit…

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Osteoporotic Fractures of the Spine

Spinal Fractures can result in a stooped back or change in spinal alignment, acute and chronic debilitating pain, loss of height, immobility, depression, significant performance impairments in physical, functional and psychosocial domain in older patients. It leads to a five…

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