• Neuroregenetic Neurosurgery – a possible Subspecialty in Neurosurgery?

    Nwogu Chukwudi Amarachukwu


    Neurosurgery in the past Century has witnessed massive development in terms of technique and specialization. There was a period when the skull was simply opened to remove or correct lesions as a separate ill-defined territory in the Surgical department, now Neurosurgery has moved on to advanced procedures carried out in different sub-specialties, making Neurosurgery one of the most advanced specializations in Medicine.

    Neurogenetic Neurosurgery would be a branch of Neurosurgery that specializes in the Surgical treatment of Neurological diseases utilizing genetic manipulations like: stem cell implants and stimulation of differentiation of glial cells to functional Neurons. The need for this special branch arises on the background of current advances in genetics as applied in Neuroscience.

    Keywords: Neurosurgery, Neuroregeneration, Neurogenetics, Neurodegenerative diseases, brain injury.

    Pages: 174 – 177 | Full PDF Paper