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Geriatric Neurosurgical Emergencies

  • Toral R. Patel
  • Joseph T. KingJr.
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Abstract

Neurologic illnesses are a leading cause of death and ­disability in the elderly population. Many of these diseases require surgical evaluation. The US Census Bureau estimates that by 2030, 52 million Americans will be over 70 years of age [1]. The presentation, management, and outcomes of neurosurgical emergencies can be quite different in the geriatric population. It is imperative that practitioners are aware of the unique challenges that exist when caring for geriatric patients with neurosurgical emergencies.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Intracranial Aneurysm Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Central Nervous System Infection Surgical Evacuation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryYale University School of MedicineWest HavenUSA

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