Neurosurgery Conditions We Treat

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s conditions involving the brain and nervous system. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

Types of Conditions

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Arteriovenous Malformations

Abnormal masses of blood vessels that develop while an unborn baby is growing inside the mother’s uterus.

Benign (Noncancerous) Brain Tumors

Slow-growing tumors not likely to spread, which can often be treated and/or removed. Though called “benign,” can still cause severe pain, brain damage, and do occasionally become malignant.

Brachial Plexus Injury

An injury to the major nerve group located in the neck and armpit.

Brain Tumors

Abnormal growths of cells in the brain or central nervous system, classified by where they start from and whether they are benign or malignant.

Cavernoma

Clusters of abnormally dilated thin-walled blood vessels, most often found in the brain and spinal cord; risk of hemorrhage over a lifetime is related to the location and number of clusters.

Cerebral Aneurysm

A weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood; can occur anywhere in the brain; more common in adults than in children.

Chiari Malformations

Defect in the back of the skull where the brain meets the spinal column, allowing a part of the cerebellum, the lowest portion of the brain, to protrude into the spinal column.

Epilepsy

Two or more seizures — altered behavior occurring when the brain receives abnormal electrical signals interrupting normal function — that occur without a specific cause.

Hydrocephalus

The lack of absorption, blockage of flow, or overproduction of the cerebrospinal fluid that is found inside of the ventricles (fluid-filled areas) inside of the brain.

Moyamoya Disease

A rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder, the name (in Japanese) describing the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed to compensate for the blockage.

Neurologic Disorders & Injuries

Any structural, chemical or electrical disturbances in the central nervous system can result in weakness, paralysis, lack of coordination or sensation, confusion or pain.

Neutropenia

A condition in which the body does not have enough white blood cells that fight bacterial infections.