Neurosurgery

Basic Science

  • Anatomy
    • Upper limb
    • Lower Limb
    • Cranial nerves
    • Spine
    • Skull
    • Brain
  • Functional neuroanatomy
    • Cerebral cortex and lobes
    • Sensation fibres and pathways
    • Motor fibres and pathways
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Cranial nerves
    • Cerebral blood flow and ICP

Presenting Problems/CCPs

  • Headache/Facial Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Collapse
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Amnesia
  • Weakness
  • Sensory Disturbance
  • Abnormal Movements
  • Abnormal perception
  • Altered balance/vertigo
  • Abnormal Gait
  • Abnormal Speech/language
  • Disturbance of smell
  • Visual disturbance and ocular abnormalities (including field defects)
  • Hearing disturbance
  • Dysphagia/Dysarthria
  • Bladder, bowel and sexual disturbance
  • Personality change
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Psychiatric disorders

Clinical Skills

  • Principles of neurocritical care
    • Fluid and Electrolytes
    • Measuring Intracranial pressure
    • Anaesthesia; ventilation and cardiovascular monitoring
  • Neurological Examination
    • Cranial Nerves
    • Upper Limb
    • Lower Limb
    • Cerebellar Examination
  • Lumbar Puncture

Conditions

  • Spine
    • Spinal injury/trauma
      • C-spine injury
    • Vascular lesions
    • Infections
    • Congenital disorder
      • Spina bifida
      • Meningocele
    • Deformity
      • Scoliosis
      • Kyphosis
    • Syringomyelia
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Spondylosis
    • Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Cauda equina
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Disc Prolapse
    • Neoplasia
      • Extradural tumours
      • Intradural extramedullary tumours
      • Intramedullary tumours
  • Infections
    • Meningitis
      • Viral
      • Bacterial
      • Other
    • Encephalitis
    • Abscess/empyema
    • Other infections (fungal; TB; parasitic; atypical and opportunistic infection)
  • Neoplasia
    • Astrocytic tumours
    • Oligodendrogliomas and mixed gliomas
    • Ependymal tumours
    • Choroid plexus and other neuroepithelial tumours
    • Neuronal and neuronal-glial tumours
    • Pineal parenchymal tumours
    • Sellar tumours
    • Embryonal tumours
    • Meningeal tumours
    • Haematopoeitic tumours
    • Germ cell tumours
    • Metastases
    • Peripheral Neuroblastic tumours
    • Tumours of the cranial nerves and peripheral nerves
    • Familial syndromes
    • Cysts and tumour like lesions
    • Skull base tumours
  • Vascular
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Haematoma
    • Extradural haematoma
    • Intracerebral haemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations
    • Cavernous malformations
    • Venous angiomas and capillary telangiectasia
    • Dural and cavernous AV fistulas
    • Extracranial vascular disease
    • Cranial Revascularisation
  • Hydrocephalus and CSF leaks
  • Epilepsy (see also neurology)
  • Movement disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Nerve compression
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Intractable pain
  • Headache syndromes
  • Trauma
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Concussion and contusions
    • Diffuse axonal injury
    • Spinal injury and spinal shock (including anterior/posterior and Brown-Sequard syndromes)
    • Skull fractures
  • Cerebral oedema
  • Coning and the ‘braindead’ patient
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