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Spina Bifida

PEDIATRIC SPINA BIFIDAIt is a birth defect that happens when the bones of the spine do not close all the way during fetal development. Spina bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. It is generally seen due to folic acid deficiency. In the past, we used to have more frequent surgeries, but we think its incidence decreased with the increase in the quality of pregnancy follow-up.SymptomsSymptoms can occur differently in each child.- Area on the back that looks abnormal, such as a small hairy patch, dimple, birthmark or a pouch-like bulge (sac)- Not able [Read More...]

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD TUMORSA childhood brain or spinal cord tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain or spinal cord such as adult brain& spinal cord tumor. But in childhood, uncontrolled growth of cells from the fetal period can also be seen. Brain and spinal cord tumors are the 2nd most common type of cancer in children after leukemia. These tumors can cause severe problems and even death. The most common malignant brain tumor in children is medulloblastoma. This cancer forms in the cerebellum, in the back area of the brain [Read More...]

Hydrocephalus

HYDROCEPHALUS Pediatric hydrocephalus is a condition caused by an excessive buildup of cerebral spinal fluid (or brain water ) in the brain. This fluid is a clear fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord, protecting them from injury. When the fluid builds up in the brain, it can cause increased pressure within the head. Hydrocephalus can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it is caused by an overproduction of CSF and other times, it may be due to the body’s inability to drain or reabsorb the fluid. It can be present at birth (congenital) [Read More...]

Craniofacial Disorders

CRANIOFACIAL DISORDERSWhat Is Craniofacial Surgery?Craniofacial surgery is a type of neuro- surgery that deals with the correction and reconstruction of malformations or problems of the face or skull. The most common conditions treated with craniofacial surgery is craniosynostosis , the early closing of the spaces between the bones of the skull, resulting in abnormal skull growth. The particular surgery to correct craniosynostosis is called a cranial vault remodeling. A plan for craniofacial surgery may be put in place as early as 8 -36 months of age, or as soon as the problem is recognized. Patients who are referred to [Read More...]

Pediatric Neurosurgery

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY My team provide comprehensive services to childhood neuronal diseases for common problems including : - Craniofacial disorders (especially craniosynostosis) - Hydrocephalus - Brain and spinal cord tumors - Spina bifida I works closely with each other, as well as with an interdisciplinary team that includes , plastic and reconstructive surgeons,neuro-radiology specialist, genetics, urologists, neuropathologists, and physical therapists.