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An awake craniotomy is an operation performed in the same manner as a conventional craniotomy
but with the patient awake during the procedure.
Neuropsychology provides comprehensive assessment for patients being considered for awake craniotomy including assessing suitability for awake neurosurgical procedures, pre-operative fMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), baseline cognitive assessment, preparation of patients for awake neurosurgery and functional assessment in theatre as part of the intra-operative functional mapping assessment.
The service accepts patients with any type of tumour affecting the brain. This includes pituitary tumours and neurofibromatomas
A clinical neuropsychologist is attached to each of the Neuro Foundation Community neurorehabilitation Team.
This involves referrals by Neurology Consultants where neuropsychological assessment is a component of making a neurological diagnosis.
The well-established epilepsy surgery programme at our Hospital comprises a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals who specialise in investigation and treatment of epilepsy.
This covers a wide range of patients who have a neurological condition that does not fall within the remit of established and more specialised neuroscience centre based neuropsychology services.
Inpatient referrals are accepted from any neuroscience ward within Salford Royal Hospital and from any health professional involved in the care of the patient.
Surgery for movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, tremor, and dystonia. Although medications are the mainstay of therapy for movement disorders, neurosurgery has played an important role in their management for the past 50 years. Surgery is now a viable and safe option for patients with medically intractable Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.
The Clinical Neuropsychology Service in our Wards, the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and the Trauma Assessment Unit provides support to patients who are in the early stages of recovery following traumatic brain injury, Stroke, neurosurgery or neurology treatment.
The well-established Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) Service at Salford Royal Hospital offers assessment and therapy for patients who are experiencing attacks (seizure like events) that are psychologically triggered.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is sudden bleeding into the subarachnoid space. The most common cause of spontaneous bleeding is a ruptured aneurysm. Symptoms include sudden, severe headache, usually with loss or impairment of consciousness.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is any injury that affected the brain and was caused by a trauma, that is, by a physical force (e.g. a fall, road traffic accident, or assault).
Video Telemetry is an assessment used to further investigate conditions such as epilepsy and non-epileptic attack disorder.