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[Brain Tumor Center @ MGH]

MGH Brain Tumor Center:
A coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the care of adult and pediatric patients with tumors of the nervous system as well as neurologic complications of cancer.

Malignant Tumors: Information regarding malignant tumors of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.
Benign Tumors: Information about benign brain tumors including meningioma, epidermoid, dermoid, hemangioblastoma, colloid cyst, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, and craniopharyngioma.

[Cerebrovascular Surgery Center]

Neurovascular Surgery Center: For patients with aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) as well as other neurovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord. Including the Neurovascular News; - A newsletter with information regarding carotid endarterectomy to prevent stroke, transient ischemic attack or TIA; brain aneurysms; arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions affecting the brain and spinal cord with information on the MGH Brain AVM and Aneurysm Center.

Information on the MGH Interventional Neuroradiology Center.

[Pituitary Tumor Center ~ Neuroendocrine Clinical Center]Pituitary Tumor Center ~ Neuroendocrine Clinical Center: A multidisciplinary approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. Including the Neuroendocrine Center Bulletin - A newsletter with information regarding pituitary tumors. Information on acromegaly, Cushing's disease or syndrome, prolactinoma, chromophobe or nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma, and thyrotroph adenomas.
[Cranial Base Center]Cranial Base Center: A joint program of the Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, and Radiation Oncology dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cranial base lesions. Including the Cranial Base Center News - A newsletter with information regarding lesions affecting the base of the skull including acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannoma) and other tumors of the cranial nerves).
[Neurosurgery Spine Center]Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center: Neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain, nerve compression syndromes, herniated intervertebral discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes. Information regarding peripheral nerve (including nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and spine surgery and the Neurosurgical Service's Spine Evaluation Unit.
[Proton Beam Radiosurgery]Proton Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Neurosurgery) Center: The Proton Beam Unit was founded in 1962 and has the largest experience with stereotactic radiosurgery of any center in the United States. Information regarding non-invasive proton beam radiosurgery and fractionated radiosurgery for brain and spinal tumors and arteriovenous malformations.
[Pediatric (Developmental) Neurosurgery]Pediatric & Developmental Neurosurgery Center: A multidisciplinary team including pediatric neuroncologists and pediatric medical oncologists for the surgical treatment of pediatric brain and spinal tumors. Surgery of developmental anomalies presenting prenatally, in infancy, childhood, or adulthood including tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, syringomyelia, myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, lipoma, dermal sinus, encephalocele, aqueductal stenosis, myeloschisis, lipomyelomeningocele, split cord malformation, diastematomyelia, Klippel-Feil syndrome, CSF shunts, Dandy-Walker cyst, and Arnold-Chiari malformation.

[MGH NF Clinic at MGH]
[MGH NG Clinic at MGH]
[VHL Clinic]

Neurogenetic Surgery
Surgical and non-surgical multidisciplinary management of inherited neurologic syndromes including neurofibromatosis type I (Von Recklinghausen's disease) and II, tuberous sclerosis, and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

The Neurogenetics Clinic
The Neurofibromatosis Clinic
The Von Hippel-Lindau Clinic

[Neurosurgery TN&HFS Center]Trigeminal Neuralgia / Hemifacial Spasm Center:
Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm (tic convulsif) including microvascular decompression and differential thermal rhizotomy or stereotactic radiofrequency thermal lesioning.
[Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery]Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Center: Including electrophysiologically monitored pallidotomy for medically refractory Parkinson's disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, cancer-related- and chronic-pain syndromes, thalamotomy for disabling tremor and epilepsy surgery for the surgical treatment of medically refractory seizures.

[Neuroimaging Resources]NeuroImaging Resources: Three-dimensional, 2D and functional imaging to visualize cerebral anatomy to enable neurosurgeons to plan procedures to spare crucial cortical areas, improve patient care and reduce operating room time.

The MGH Radiology department with specialized units for Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology and Radiology 3-D Imaging work as multidisciplinary teams with a focus on neurological conditions.

[Neuro Operating Rooms]Neurosurgery
Operating Rooms:
Innovative use of technologies to assist surgeons in complex neurological procedures. Information on new intra-operative MRI Imaging, and CT Imaging systems. Use of Stereotactic Neurosurgery for Surgical Case Planning and Optical Tracking Systems (OTS) to define optimal surgical approach.

Intra-operative mapping by direct cortical stimulation - electrophysiological recordings systems - to map functional anatomy during surgery


[Neurosurgery Trauma Center]Trauma, Emergency, Intensive Care, and General Neurosurgery Center:
The Spinal Cord and Head Trauma Center, and the NeuroScience Care Units diagnoses and treats patients with severe spinal cord and brain disorders resulting from trauma. Information on Physical Therapy for Brain Injury.

[NeuroScience Guest Information System]Neuroscience Care Center: Information on the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which provides comprehensive care for seriously ill neurological and neurosurgical patients and Inpatient Information from the Neuroscience Care Units Guest Information System which encompass the Neuroscience, Neurology and Neurosurgery clinical system.

Research @ Neurosurgery: Information about clinical and basic research activities and programs can be found at our web site Research@neurosurgery.
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