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Neurosurgery 

Neurosurgery
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Neurosurgery
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199681907.003.0036
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date: 15 December 2019

This chapter introduces the complexities of neurosurgery in various clinical settings. In clinic, cranial pathologies including brain tumours and cerebrospinal fluid flow disorders as well as spinal pathologies are addressed. In the emergency section, there is an introduction to traumatic brain injuries and assessments such as the Glasgow coma scale and cauda equina syndrome. Some of the common surgical procedures such as burr holes, craniotomies, and laminectomies are touched upon including the relevant anatomy. Finally, there is advice on applying relevant examination signs and histories to specific neurosurgical pathologies that may present in in OSCEs.

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