Pediatric Brain Surgery
Pediatric Brain Surgery refers to the medical field where complaints related to the brain, spinal cord, and associated structures in children are treated using medical and surgical methods. Brain and nervous system disorders in children often require a specialized approach, as children are still in the process of growth and development, and their brains are not yet fully mature.
The scope of pediatric brain surgery is broad. It includes conditions such as congenital brain anomalies, tumors, hydrocephalus (accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid), epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, congenital defects, dural arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), brain hemorrhage, and infections. Each condition is treated based on the child’s age, symptoms, diagnostic methods, and pathological findings.
Pediatric brain surgery typically requires a multidisciplinary approach. Pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, radiologists, oncologists, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals work together to evaluate the child’s condition, utilize necessary diagnostic methods, and examine all surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
Treatment options in pediatric brain surgery may include surgical interventions, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, pharmacological treatments, and rehabilitation programs. Surgical procedures can be performed for various purposes, such as tumor removal, correction of hydrocephalus, control of epilepsy seizures, or correction of vascular anomalies. These surgical interventions are often performed using microsurgical techniques, utilizing microscopes and delicate surgical instruments to perform precise and minimally invasive procedures. This allows for the preservation of the child’s neurological functions and optimization of the recovery process.
Pediatric brain surgery requires a treatment approach that varies according to the child’s age, level of development, and characteristics of the disease. The goal is to safeguard the child’s health, improve or maintain neurological functions, and enhance their quality of life.
Surgeons working in this field meticulously create treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of children, aiming to provide them with a healthy future. For any questions related to congenital or acquired conditions in pediatric brain surgery, please feel free to reach out to our team.