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Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Brain

A computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to make detailed images of the body. A CT scan shows details of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.

Concussion

A mild concussion is caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

Cranial Neuropathies

Cranial neuropathy is a disorder that causes nerve damage in the nerves that arise from the brain and brainstem. This disorder can affect the ability of the face and eyes to feel and move.

Craniectomy

A craniectomy is a type of surgery to remove a portion of your skull. This helps relieve extra pressure on your brain.

Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a condition where one or more of the bones of the skull close too early. This can cause problems with normal brain and skull growth.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a type of therapy that uses electrical stimulation to treat neurological conditions such as Parkinson disease (PD), tremors, and dystonia. It can ease symptoms and decrease the amount of medicines you ...

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of progressive dementia. It's caused by the decay or deterioration of the tissues in the brain.

Distal Muscular Dystrophy

Distal muscular dystrophy (DD) is a group of rare diseases that affect your muscle. It usually appears between ages 40 and 60, but it can sometimes show up as early as the teen years.

Dystonia

Dystonia is a body movement disorder. It causes your muscles to contract, move involuntarily, or get stuck in an abnormal position.

Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer disease most commonly affects older adults. But it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer disease occurs in someone younger than age 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer disease.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An EEG is a procedure that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain.

Electromyography

Electromyography measures your muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve's stimulation of your muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.

Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation causes the brain to swell, which leads to changes in neurological function. It results in mental confusion and seizures.

Endovascular Coiling

Endovascular coiling is used to block blood flow to an aneurysm.

Ependymoma

Ependymoma is a rare type of tumor of the brain or spinal cord. It can happen in both children and adults. In children, these tumors tend to be in the brain. In adults, they are often in the spinal cord.

Epidural Abscess

An epidural abscess is an infection that forms in the space between your skull bones and your brain lining (intracranial epidural abscess).

Epidural Abscess

An epidural abscess is an infection that forms in the space between your skull bones and your brain lining (intracranial epidural abscess).

Epilepsy and Seizures

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes a person to have seizures. It's one of the most common disorders of the nervous system.

Essential Tremor (ET)

Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder. It causes your hands, head, trunk, voice, or legs to shake rhythmically. It is often confused with Parkinson disease. It is most common in people older than age 65.

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy in Children

FSHD is a rare genetic muscle disease that affects the muscles of your child’s face, shoulders, upper arms, and lower legs.

Fourth Nerve Palsy

The fourth cranial nerve controls the actions of one of the external eye muscles. It can be damaged by disease or injury. The condition usually affects only one eye.

Friedreich's Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a rare, inherited, degenerative disease that damages the spinal cord, peripheral nerves and the cerebellum. It causes movement problems and loss of sensation due to nerve injury.

Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a common cause of dementia, is a group of disorders that occur when nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are lost. This causes the lobes to shrink. FTD can affect behavior, ...

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma Knife uses very precise beams of gamma rays to treat an area of disease (lesion) or growth (tumor). It's most often used in the brain.

Ganglion Impar Block

A ganglion impar block is a type of injection that eases pain. It's used for a variety of health problems that cause pain in the lower pelvis and groin.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.

Head Injury

A head injury is a broad term that describes many injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. Head injuries are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury...

Headache

Nearly everyone has suffered from a headache. This article discusses several types of headache, how they are diagnosed and treated.

Herpes Meningoencephalitis

Herpes meningoencephalitis is an infection of the brain and the tissue that covers it with the herpes simplex virus.

HIV and Dementia

HIV affects the brain and nervous system and can cause dementia.

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