PAEDIATRIC BRAIN SURGERY
As a Neurosurgery practice dedicated to the resection of brain tumours in Johannesburg, South Africa. Resection of paediatric (child) brain tumours is a very important part of what we do. Our philosophy that every brain tumour is unique and requires meticulous preoperative planning with well executed surgery also carries through for our young patients. During this stressful period we aim to provide a solid support for the entire family and develop a longstanding relationship with your child that carries on well after the surgery.
WHEN IS PAEDIATRIC BRAIN SURGERY NECESSARY?
Brain surgery may be needed in children for the treatment of various conditions and abnormalities. Dr Profyris and his team in Gauteng offer treatment for the following paediatric conditions:
- Brain tumours form the main condition that Dr Profyris and his team treat in Johannesburg, South Africa. Paediatric or child brain tumours often require aggressive resection, which in some instances can be curative. Common brain tumours that our team treats are medulloblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, colloid cyst and ependymoma. However, we also treat many other rare types of brain tumours. A comprehensive treatment plan will be arranged for your child depending on the needs of each individual case.
- Neural tube defects such as myelomeningocoele or encephalocoele
- Cerebrovascular disorders such as Moya Moya Disease
- Chiari malformation
- Craniofacial anomalies and craniosynostosis
- Arachnoid cysts