Neurosurgery for Brain Conditions, Head Trauma & Hemorrhage
The neurosurgeons at Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin are often called upon to treat people with various brain conditions. The most common are:
There are over 120 types of brain tumor. The cause of brain tumors is often unclear. So-called “primary brain tumors” are usually caused by environmental or genetic problems. Secondary brain tumors are most often caused by cancers in other parts of the body that have metastasized into the brain.
A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a brain blood vessel. It can leak or rupture and bleed into the brain, where it can cause a hemorrhagic stroke. A ruptured brain aneurysm typically occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissue covering it. A ruptured aneurysm is potentially life-threatening and requires immediate medical care. Fortunately, most brain aneurysms don’t rupture or cause any symptoms. We treat unruptured brain aneurysms to prevent future ruptures. Although aneurysms can appear anywhere in the brain, they are most common in arteries at the base of the brain.
Commonly referred to as “water on the brain.” This is not really water but clear cerebrospinal fluid that normally surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Excessive accumulation of this fluid causes a widening of the ventricle spaces in the brain. This widening creates potentially harmful pressure on the brain tissues. Congenital hydrocephalus develops in the unborn fetus and is already present at birth. Acquired hydrocephalus develops after birth or later in life. This type may be caused by an injury or disease and affects individuals of all ages.
HEAD TRAUMA and HEMORRHAGE:
Concussions are common head traumas that can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). They are most common in contact sports and falls that impact the head. Serious TBI can cause bleeding or hemorrhage in the brain that can result in long-term complications or even death. Someone with serious TBI may require surgery to remove blood clots or repair a fractured skull.
The board-certified neurosurgeons at Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin can answer questions and explain treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic laser surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife®.
When you need exceptional spine, nerve and brain care, get in touch with us at
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