neurosurgery

A new study offers a model for creating sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations. Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with limited access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to the study[1]. The study analyzed the effectiveness over the past 20 years of a [...]

Even people benefiting from medications for their epilepsy often continue to experience bouts of difficulty thinking, perceiving and remembering clearly. A study[1] by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators may help explain why. The cause is a pathological buzz of electrical brain activity that interferes with the brain’s normal activity. The researchers said that certain [...]

A laser treatment that aims to destroy aggressive brain tumors can add an average of two months to a patient’s life, compared with chemotherapy, according to new research. The increase is small but meaningful for people who have only months left to live. Half of people with the brain cancer glioblastoma die within 14 months [...]

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder, and medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy remains the most frequent neurosurgically treated epilepsy disorder. Many people with this condition will undergo a temporal lobe resection which is a surgery performed on the brain to control seizures. In this procedure, brain tissue in the temporal lobe is re-sected, [...]

Even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury, according to a new study from the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas. It is generally accepted that elderly patients who suffer from [...]