Concussion: A concussion is a mild traumatic head injury that occurs from a head blow or shaking. Concussions are common and can cause headaches, malaise, memory impairment and concentration difficulties. Most improve with proper concussion treatment but progress can be slow. Skull Fracture: Most skull fractures can be safely observed. Head injuries that
Our CT brain surgeons have years of experience in treating many brain conditions. Cranial surgery pertains to procedures performed on or around the brain. Cranial surgery usually includes craniotomy, creating an opening in the skull through which to work, which is closed afterwards. The patient’s head is held rigidly in a dedicated unit that eliminates motion during procedure. The main purposes of cranial surgery are to treat:
Infection rarely involves the brain or surrounding tissue. A Brain Abscess is an infectious mass in the brain typically caused by bacteria. Subdural Empyema is a collection of infectious material confined to the subdural space. Treatment for brain infection frequently requires urgent surgical intervention. These infections exert pressure on the brain like hemorrhages, but
Intracranial vascular lesions comprise aneuryms and arteriovenous malformations. They can affect the brain due to their mass or their tendency to bleed. The treatment for vascular lesions can vary. Aneurysms in the Brain are protrusions on blood vessels with thin walls that can grow over time. They typically present with a brain hemorrhage.
Brain tumors are collections of abnormal cells that grow in an uncontrolled abnormal way, creating a mass in or around the brain. They are typically characterized as benign or malignant, and therefore treatment for brain tumors will vary. Benign Brain Tumors are not comprised of cancerous cells. They are usually slow growing, do