These diseases if not Congenital (inborn) they are acquired during adulthood and can be caused by:
The most common neurosurgical condition found in children in our communities is hydrocephalus or excessive cerebral spine fluid (CSF) commonly known as the brain water. It is caused by either excessive production/impaired absorption in the brain or a blockage in its pathway.
If it unfortunately happens, at OMP we provide them with long term treatment by performing procedure called a shunt insertion or ETV.
Although very seldom, spine congenital abnormalities as well as brain tumors are also found in children.
Hydrocephalus and congenital spine abnormality are generally preventable conditions thus we encourage mothers in reproduction age to consult a doctor BEFORE they plan to have a child as these abnormalities occur as early as the first month of pregnancy.
When they unfortunately occur, Neurosurgeons team up with paediatricians, physiotherapist, Occupational therapist to give children with such diseases a compassionate patient-directed world class treatment.