General neurosurgery is the medical specialty condition concerned with the treatment, rehabilitation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of abnormalities that affect any part of the nervous system. The whole nervous system is compromised of the spinal cord, brain, extra-cranial cerebrovascular system, and peripheral nerves.
Some of the common General neurosurgery conditions are
Meningiomas: It is a non-cancerous tumor in the brain. It grows very slowly in the head region and the symptoms of these conditions are headache, sinusitis, seizures, vision problem, nerve disturbance, and vertigo.
Brain Tumors: A brain tumor is a group of abnormal cells in the brain tissue. It is classified into cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Medical experts name tumors by thier type of cell and their place of presence.
Pituitary Tumors: The peripheral of the nervous system is comprised of the nerves that link the spinal cord and brain with the rest of the body. The peripheral system act as a messenger to carry senses such as pain, pressure, heat, and other awareness from the body to the brain.
The diagnostic procedures will differ based on the medical condition they undergone and the type of abnormalities.
Biopsies: In this diagnosis, the pathologist takes a small sample of the cell for any abnormalities and identifies the cause of infection, and swelling. Some are simple procedures when some procedures are done under general anesthesia. The types of biopsy are.
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans: It is a common procedure, where a computer creates images of your head with the help of X-rays. We can take CT scans with or without inserting chemicals in our veins to get clear images. This type of scan is used to create three-dimensional simulations for medical modeling and surgical planning.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans: It helps to detect brain injuries and conditions and check the effectiveness or side effects of the medicine. It is generally painless and it takes up to 90 minutes to take the complete scan. It is also used to create 3D simulations for medical modeling.
Electrophysiology studies: It let you find any abnormal electrical signals in your brain area and treat the affected area or diseased tissue.
Electroencephalograms (EEG): They use sensors to monitor the brain’s electrical activity. It is specifically helpful in diagnosing and determining the side effects of brain trauma, coma, and other brain infections.
Angiograms: It is an X-ray exam that uses a dye injected into the blood vessels. When the dye is injected, it makes the veins and arteries more visible in the X-rays. It helps medical experts find out disorders of the blood vessels and vascular system.
Myelography: It is an imaging test that creates a detailed picture of your spinal cord, spinal column, and nerve roots.
Surgeons treat general neurosurgery disorder with a variety of treatments such as vagal nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, disc replacement procedures, cerebrospinal diversion procedures, and vagal nerve stimulators