Neurosurgery patient information


Hydrocephalus is a condition where there is a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the normal fluid-filled chambers within the brain (ventricles).

Lumbar microsurgeries

These operations are performed under general anaesthetic and normally take 60-90 minutes.

Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture (LP) is a procedure involving the use of a needle inserted into the lower part of the spinal canal.


A meningioma doesn’t always require immediate treatment. However some meningioma tumours can grow and start to affect the brain. 

Non-aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

A subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) occurs when bleeding takes place into the subarachnoid space, the layer surrounding the brain which contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

This is bleeding into the subarachnoid space - a layer of membrane that lies beneath the skull protecting the brain.

Neurosurgery patient information