Chapter

Neurosurgery

Edited by Rajesh Nair and David J Holroyd

in Handbook of Surgical Consent

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595587
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199595587.003.0017
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Introduction to neurosurgery - General risks and complications - Regional neurological syndromes - Craniotomy and evacuation of acute subdural haematoma - Craniotomy and evacuation of acute extradural haematoma - Burrhole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma - Ventricular catheterization (insertion of an external ventricular drain) - Ventriculoperitoneal shunt - Insertion of an intracranial bolt/pressure monitor - Lumbar laminectomy/discectomy

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