Conditions We Treat

Neurosurgery has experts to treat hundreds of neurological conditions. This list contains just some of the conditions that can be cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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  • mesial temporal sclerosis
  • extratemporal epilepsy
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • tumor related epilepsy
  • cortical dysplasia
  • Rasmussen’s syndrome
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome
  • hemimegalencephaly
  • Lennox Gastaut syndrome
  • hypothalamic hamartoma
  • Laundau Kleffner syndrome

Congenital malformations of the brain and spine

  • spina bifida
  • spina bifida occulta
  • intracranial cysts
  • tethered spinal cord
  • chiari malformations
  • encephalocele


Tumors of the brain

Tumors of the spine and peripheral nerves

Vascular malformations of the brain and spine

  • arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • cavernous malformations
  • moyamoya
  • arteriovenous fistulae of the brain and spine
  • intracranial aneurysms

Craniofacial malformations

Spinal deformities

  • scoliosis 
  • kyphosis
  • craniocervical instability
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • spondylolisthesis

Movement disorders

  • cerebral palsy
  • dystonia
  • Pank 2 deficiency
  • Rett syndrome
  • spastic diplegia
  • spasticity (congenital, post-traumatic or spinal cord injury)
  • Tourette's syndrome