Whether you are about to undergo spine surgery or you’re just interested, it’s important to know how your spine works. Come and find out about the anatomy of the spine!
A Craniotomy is a surgical procedure to remove a small section of the skull (creating a bone flap) to gain access to the brain. The bone flap is removed during the operation and replaced afterwards. There are different types of craniotomy that are usually named after the bone in the skull being removed or for […]
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a form of imaging, invented in the 1970s by Paul C. Lauterbur, that has revolutionised medicine and surgery. Traditional X-Rays, or Computed Tomography (CT) are particularly good at looking at bony structures as they focus on density. This is the ‘thickness’ of different tissues in front of them. Magnetic resonance […]
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive adult brain tumour that exists, comprising of 16% of all adult primary brain tumours, they also occur in children, but this is more rare.(1) These tumours are the most aggressive subtype of a group of tumours known as gliomas. These come from glial cells which provide neurons […]
A ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is the most common long-term treatment of hydrocephalus. VP shunts have been in use for the past seventy years and are constantly evolving to meet the patient needs better. Nowadays there are different types of shunts that can be inserted, and the decision on which shunt should be used depends on the […]