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Section 1: Information about the writer

Mohamed Abdelsadg

Registrar in Neurosurgery (ST3), NHS education Scotland (NES), Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Section 2: Scope of practice in the UK:

Neurosurgery encompasses the diagnosis, assessment and surgical management of disorders of the nervous system. The specialty developed in the first half of the twentieth century through the treatment of cranial trauma and intracranial mass lesions. Subsequent advances in microsurgical techniques, non-invasive imaging, neuro-anaesthesia, intensive care, image-guided surgery, and the introduction of sophisticated radio-oncological and interventional treatments have changed and widened the scope of neurosurgical practice