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Pediatric Neurosurgery

The UCSD Pediatric Neurosurgery team specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric brain and spinal tumors in conjunction with a team including pediatric neuroncologists and pediatric medical oncologists. Surgery of developmental anomalies presenting prenatally, in infancy, childhood, or adulthood including tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, syringomyelia (syrinx), myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, lipoma, dermal sinus, encephalocele, aqueductal stenosis, myeloschisis, lipomyelomeningocele, split cord malformation, diastematomyelia, Klippel-Feil syndrome, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts [including ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) and ventriculo atrial (VA) shunts], Dandy-Walker cyst, and Arnold-Chiari malformation are also a focus of this group of neurosurgeons. Contacts: Dr. Mike Levy Dr. Hal Meltzer