Second cycle degree in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2014) (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiopathology of the Central Nervous System
Examination methods: The course exam consists of a written test on multiple choice questions and / or an oral interview on clinical cases and topics discussed in the course.
Course unit contents: Endocrine hypertension. Definition of Intracranial System. Concept of "intracranial compliance" Concept of "cerebral self-regulation" Endocranial hypertension "Brain padding" and "Cerebral death" Therapy.
Cranio-brain traumas. "Open" and "closed" cranial traumas - cerebral emotion. Evaluation of post-traumatic neurological status. Coma state. Assistance and treatment of "severe" cranial trauma. Early complications of cranial trauma (hematomas, etc.). Late complications (hydrocephalus, epilepsy, etc.).
Cerebrovascular diseases of neurosurgical interest. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracranial aneurysms. Arteriovenous malformations. Angiomas cavernous. Primary intracerebral hemorrhages.
Neoplastic Pathology of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System. Benign intracranial tumors (diagnosis and pathological anatomy). Primitive and secondary malignant intracranial tumors (pathological diagnosis and anatomy). The surgical treatment of intracranial neoplasms (including the prospects offered by the use of new technologies). Notes on complementary therapies (radiant, chemotherapeutic, genetic).
Expanding pathology of the diencephalo-pituitary region (pituitary adenoma and other non-neoplastic pathology). Anatomy and physiology of the diencephalo-pituitary region. Hypophysic adenomas and transgenic approach. Other neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathologies. Psychological neurological syndromes of this region. Benign endocranial hypertension and "empty saddle".
Neurosurgery of the Peripheral Nervous System.
Hydrocephalus. The genesis of various types of hydrocephalus and their treatment. The circulation of liquor. The obstructive hydrocephalus. The hydrocephalus is normal. The child's hydrocephalus