Category Neurosurgery
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Surviving massive Burns

Surviving massive Burns: Jamie Manning and the Royal North Shore Hospital team. The team reflect on learnings for the future, such as the importance of continuity of care.
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William E. Hunt

William Edward Hunt (1921 - 1999) was an American neurologist and neurosurgeon. He is eponymous with the ophthalmologic entity Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, and the Hunt-Hess classification for intracranial haemorrhages.

Hunt-Hess Scale

Description The Hunt-Hess Scale is a graded scale used to predict the rate of mortality based solely on the clinical features seen in a patient presenting with an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Grade Characteristic Mortality Rate1,2 0 Unruptured aneurysm without symptoms…

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Tolosa-Hunt syndrome

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: severe unilateral periorbital headache and ophthalmoplegia resulting from a non-caseating granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus and/or superior orbital fissure.
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Not exactly emergency medicine is it?

More hilarious brilliance from ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look‘ – following on from their ‘homepathic A&E‘ masterpiece. This skit reminds me of a half-remembered anecdote from Frank Vertosick Jr.’s classic book about neurosurgical training, ‘When The Air Hits The Brain‘.…

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William Henry Battle

William Henry Battle (1855–1936) English surgeon. Battle sign, postauricular (mastoid) ecchymosis fracture of the base of the skull (BOS).

“Beholders” or patients and families?

Guest post by Dr Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery; Dr Angelos Kolias, Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery; and Dr David Menon, Professor of Anaesthesia – all at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. It is a response to the recent…