Brain aneurysm repair
A brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain has a bulge. A repair
is done when the vessel has a risk of rupturing or bursting. There are two
methods to repair a brain aneurysm: clipping or endovascular repair.
Chronic subdural hematoma
A chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) is a collection of old blood accumulated on
the brain and the dura. During surgery, the neurosurgeon makes small holes in
the skull to facilitate the drainage of blood.
This procedure is done to collect a small sample of the cerebrospinal fluid. The
sample is taken to help diagnose disorders of the nervous system, such as
meningitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Vertebral augmentation is a surgical procedure that helps treat vertebral
compression fractures. This procedure can be done with one or two methods;
vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.