Children with Cerebral Palsy can benefit from a muscle relaxant drug called Baclofen which can help reduce spasticity. A Baclofen pump is a device surgically placed in the abdomen that delivers Baclofen to the spine at a rate that is slower than standard medicine delivery methods, like oral pills, which helps alleviate side effects like drowsiness.
The purpose of cerebral revascularization is to bring more blood to areas of brain ischemia. Ischemia is a condition where the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a part of the body is restricted.
Brain surgery is used to verify a brain tumor diagnosis, decrease the effects caused by the pressure of the tumor mass within the skull and safely remove as much of the tumor as possible.
The best surgery for syringomyelia will fix the cause of the cavity filled with cerebrospinal fluid, called the syrinx, but not operate on the syrinx directly.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) delivers an electrical current to small areas of brain tissue near the brainstem. This electrical current changes, or modulates, the communication between nerve cells in the brain.
Endovascular coiling is a minimally invasive endovascular alternative to surgery for treating brain aneurysms.
Gamma Knife does not actually involve cutting a tumor with a knife or scalpel. Instead the procedure, also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, uses high-energy gamma rays to pinpoint and destroy tumors or other brain abnormalities.
Microsurgery is a treatment for brain aneurysms that is performed under a high magnification operating microscope and neuro-endoscope, a tubular instrument with a built-in video camera.
Neurological surgeons at Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) use the most advanced imaging and surgical techniques to treat children with conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system.
Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy refer to the precise delivery of radiation to targeted areas, such as brain tumors or AVMs, abnormal tangles of blood vessels.