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  • Brain Aneurysms and Screening

    An aneurysm is formed when there is a weakness in the blood vessel (artery) causing a ballooning or ‘out-pouching’ that fills with blood.

  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

    A brain AVM is a tangle of abnormal and poorly developed blood vessels connecting arteries to veins.


  • Brain Tumour - Activity Advice for No Obvious Weakness after Surgery

    What is the aim of this leaflet?

    • To educate on the benefits and safety of exercise
    • To empower to maintain a healthy level of exercise, long term.
    • To encourage to stay at your normal level of day to day activity
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential

    This is a painless test that records the function of a nerve pathway between the ear and the brain.

  • Capsaicin 8% Patch Application

    The 8% capsaicin patch is a patch for use on your skin. 

  • Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

    Enterobacteriaceae are bugs which can live in the gut of humans and animals

  • Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenting

    Carotid or vertebral artery stenting is an endovascular treatment which means it is performed through a blood vessel by a consultant interventional neuro-radiologist. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic.

  • Caudal Epidural Injection

    An Epidural Injection is the name given to an injection into the epidural space.

  • Cerebral Cavernomas

    Cavernoma are abnormal clusters of vessels with small bubbles (sometimes known as caverns) filled with blood that make them look like a raspberry or blackberry. Cavernomas are also known as cavernous angioma, cavernous haemangioma or cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM).

  • Cervical (Neck) Spine Surgery

    The surgical procedure that you are to be admitted for depends on your specific requirements, but this information is for those who are to have surgery performed in the cervical spine (neck area). 

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