Neurological surgery encompasses treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system including: disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and their blood supply, including the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column; and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves throughout their distribution. Disorders of the nervous system arise from congenital, degenerative, traumatic, oncologic, infectious, and atherosclerotic conditions. Neurosurgery requires a firm foundation in anatomy, pathology, neurology and radiology in combination with the acquisition of a broad range of surgical and patient management skills.
Neuro Critical Care
To learn more about Penn's Department of Neurosurgery visit their website at: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/neursurg/
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