Tag Archives: neurosurgery

What is Cervical Disk Disease

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. William Krauss explains cervical disk disease. To listen, click the link below. What is Cervical Disk Disease

Spinal Cord Tumors

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. William Krauss talks about spinal cord tumors. To listen, click the link below. Spinal Cord Tumors

Moyamoya Disease

Dr. Fredric Meyer, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon discusses Moyamoya disease and what to look for when seeking care for moyamoya disease. Moyamoya disease is a rare vascular disorder characterized by the progressive narrowing of the blood vessels in the circle of Willis (the ring of arteries at the base of the brain). The result is […]

Study Finds that Surgical Treatment of Arteriovenous Fistulas Is Safe and Effective

A new Mayo Clinic study found that surgical treatment of spinal arteriovenous fistulas is safe and effective. Newer techniques like endovascular embolization have not yet been demonstrated to be as effective, and therefore must be studied further in order to be recommended over traditional surgery. This study was presented at the American Association of Neurological […]

Relieving Face Pain

A new Mayo Clinic study found that posterior fossa exploration surgery provided significantly better pain relief than stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. This study will be presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 5, 2009. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by episodes of intense, stabbing, electric-shocklike […]