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What is a clonus? | What is Ankle & Patellar Clonus?

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2 mn read Definition It is a set of involuntary and rhythmic muscular contractions and relaxations. It is a sign of certain neurological conditions, particularly involving upper motor neuron lesions. In many cases it is accompanied by spasticity (another form of hyperexcitability).  Term infants can be hyperreflexic, and a few beats of clonus can be a normal finding […]

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Nuances of Awake Craniotomy Brain Surgery | Neurosurgery Lecture by Dr Sandeep Moolchandani

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< 1 mn read  Nuances of Awake Craniotomy Brain Surgery | Neurosurgery Lecture by Dr Sandeep Moolchandani 0:00 Introduction to Awake Craniotomy 4:15 History and Evolution of Awake Craniotomy 9:25 Importance of Awake Craniotomy 16:22 Advantages of Awake Craniotomy 20:54 Areas Indicated for Awake Surgery 22:14 Diseases Indicated for Awake Surgery 24:45 Patient Selection for Awake Brain Surgery 26:19 […]

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How to crack AIIMS/ NIMHANS/ NEET Neurosurgery Entrances?

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4 mn read Here is another blog for those who want to crack entrance exams for AIIMS Neurosurgery / NIMHANS Neurosurgery and NEET SS Neurosurgery entrance examinations. Here I will tell you in a step-by-step manner how you can go about your neurosurgery entrance exam preparation. “How to crack Neurosurgery entrance” will be discussed under the following headings: […]

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Can Gas cause Headache?

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5 mn read Can Gas cause Headaches? Can Gas cause headache? Here is a common rather funny query by patients which makes us smile often. There is no logical explanation on how abdominal gas will reach the brain to cause headaches? And you would be surprised that this is a very common query being searched on Google every […]

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Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries

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6 mn read Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries: Introduction Common cause of disability Most common causes:–  RTA, Fall, Penetrating trauma, Sports Highly prone to traumatic injury: Mobile, relatively unprotected, and its high position 60% of all spinal injuries occur in the cervical spine Subaxial cervical spine injuries include: 2/3rd of all cervical fractures 75% of all cervical dislocations One […]

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Frequently asked questions about choosing Neurosurgery career

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3 mn read Contents How much free time do you have as a neurosurgeon? How is the load of patients in Neurosurgery? How much time does it take to be a Neurosurgeon? How much free time do you have as a neurosurgeon? You can get the idea of the amount of free time based on the amount of […]

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Hypertensive Pontine Hemorrhage

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2 mn read Contents Case Report Introduction Signs and symptoms Pathophysiology Diagnosis Treatment Hypertensive Pontine Hemorrhage Video Case Report 52yr old male k/c/o HTN not on regular medication Presented with sudden onset loss of consciousness On Examination GCS – E1VetM1 Pupils -B/L 1mm NRTL (Pin-Point Pupils) Planters B/L mute CT Scan Hypertensive Pontine Hemorrhage Hypertensive Pontine Hemorrhage: Introduction […]

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Best specialties after MS/ DNB General Surgery ? (Pros and Cons) – Part 1

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2 mn read Here is a review of various pathways for specializing after completing MS General Surgery. In the part 1 of this post I will be reviewing Urology, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Gastroenterology and Neurosurgery. Contents Urology after MS/ DNB General Surgery Surgical Oncology after MS/ DNB General Surgery Surgical Gastroenterology after MS/ DNB General Surgery Neurosurgery after MS/ DNB […]

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BEST BOOKS FOR MRCS PART A

  1. MRCS Part A: Essential Revision Notes: Book 1
  2. MRCS Part A: Essential Revision Notes: Book 2
  3. MRCS Practice Papers Part A: Paper 1 SBAs
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  5. Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery
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  7. SBA MCQs and EMQs for the MRCS Part A Pack: 2
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  6. Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors by Harold Ellis
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  10. Mcminn’s Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
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BEST MCQ BOOKS FOR GENERAL SURGERY

  1. Surgery Essence By Pritesh Singh
  2. Surgery Sixer for NBE by Rajamahendran 4th ed (2019)
  3. Bailey & Love Companion Guide Mcqs & Emqs In Surgery
  4. Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery ABSITE and Board Review
  5. Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, 13th ed
  6. SURGERY COMPLETE – 2019
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BEST TEXTBOOKS FOR GENERAL SURGERY

  1. Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 27th Edition
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  1. Operative Techniques in Surgery by Michael W. Mulholland et al
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