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Neurosurgery 

Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199219018.003.0017
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date: 04 March 2021

Introduction 428

Extradural haemorrhage 434

Subdural haemorrhage 436

Subarachnoid haemorrhage 440

Intracerebral haemorrhage 442

Concussion 443

Severe diffuse traumatic brain injury 444

Skull fractures 446

Intracranial abscess 448

Meningitis 449

Intracranial tumours 450

Neurosurgery is concentrated in tertiary referral centres and many surgical trainees will not work with neurosurgeons directly. In spite of this, the ability to assess and manage patients with neurosurgical emergencies (especially head injuries) is important. Early and appropriate discussion with the regional neurosurgical service is essential as incorrectly managed patients can suffer potentially devastating long-term neurological sequelae....

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