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Neurosurgical Interventions in Neurological Emergencies

  • Sandeep Mohindra
  • Rahul Gupta
  • Kamal Verma
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Abstract

Patients harbouring neurological diseases may require urgent neurosurgical interventions. Acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) is managed by neurologists. For the select group of patients who develop malignantly raised intracranial pressure (ICP), urgent surgical intervention is required. Most of the neurological conditions requiring surgical interventions are secondary to a raised ICP, which may in turn be due to parenchymal swelling, mass effect or obstructed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Mohindra
    • 1
  • Rahul Gupta
    • 2
  • Kamal Verma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryFortis HospitalNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryAsian InstituteFaridabadIndia

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