Brain surgery and other neurosurgical and endovascular treatments are employed in the treatment of various brain-related conditions including:

In some cases surgery is necessary (for some instances, immediately) and in other cases a conservative approach including monitoring and possibly medication is more appropriate.

Brain surgery is a complicated and delicate procedure. A successful outcome from surgery depends somewhat upon the initial lesion, but also upon the skill and experience of the surgeon. Specific diagnostic testing can be performed prior to the surgery to help improve the outcome.

Brain surgery may be performed for diagnosis and/or treatment of a brain tumor, to clip an intracranial aneurysm, to place a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, or to relieve pressure caused by an intracranial hemorrhage, subdural hematoma or intracranial abscess.

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