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Spinal claudication vs Vascular claudication

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< 1 mn read In this post we compare the major differences between Spinal Claudication vs Vascular Claudication. Claudication Definition The word claudication originates from a Latin word “claudicare” which means, ‘to limp’ [1]. Claudication is a pain, cramp or sense of fatigue in a muscle group of the lower extremity related to walking or any sustained exercise of […]

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Tarlov Cyst on Sacrum

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4 mn read In this post we present a case of Large Tarlov Cyst on Sacrum, extending from L5 to S2. It is described under the following heads: What is Tarlov Cyst? aka Perineural cysts. It was first described by Isadore Max Tarlov (1905-1977) in 1938, hence the name Tarlov Cyst. They are CSF-filled dilatations of the sheath […]

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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/ PGI and Other Central MCh 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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