A lumbar puncture, also referred to as a‘spinal tap’, is a commonly performed procedure carried out by all kinds ofdoctors. It involves inserting a small needle into an area that surrounds thespinal cord named the ‘sub-arachnoid space’ . Contained within this area issomething called ‘cerebrospinal fluid’ or CSF. CSF acts as a surroundingcushion, helping to […]
This is An illustrated introduction to brain aneurysms, by guest author Dr Ciléin Kearns (artibiotics) An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of an artery. It creates a weak point in a pressurised system. The aneurysm can burst, leaking blood with catastrophic results, including disability and death. There is an important network of arteries […]
The long-awaited results of Crash3 were recently released, but what does it all mean? This summary is useful to quickly get to grips with the study.
Neurosurgeons thrive on adrenaline. Whether it be the unexpected chaos of being the ‘on call’ neurosurgeon for a day, having to complete 3 complex operations during a day in the operating theatre or having to consult and manage 12 patients in a morning in the outpatient clinic, the daily life of a neurosurgeon is seldom […]
In this YouTube video, the illustrations and animations were lovingly crafted by award-winning medical illustrator Merlin Strangeway. Click here to see more of her work. Watch the video now to find out how to become a neurosurgeon. This is a transcript of the video: Neurosurgery is a very small specialty, especially within the UK. There are two […]