Pediatric neurosurgery is a subspecialty within neurosurgery with its own board certification. Pediatric neurosurgeons dedicate their career to the treatment of conditions in children and adolescents.

Arachnoid Cysts

A congenital (present from birth) cyst that contains cerebrospinal fluid.

Brain Cysts

Cysts in the brain are typically congenital (present before birth) and may not produce symptoms unless type, size or location warrants.

Brain Tumor

Some brain tumors are similar to those in adults, while others are distinct to children.


The early fusion or joining of the skull bones in a baby.


A disorder caused by abnormal brain activity, which may result in seizures or episodes of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness.


The condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles of the brain due to a mismatch of CSF production and absorption.

Moyamoya Disease

A rare progressive medical condition that causes the internal carotid arteries (carrying blood to the brain) and their branches to become narrowed.


Plagiocephaly is a term which refers to a flattening of a baby’s skull.

Skull Lesions – Lumps and Bumps

Many lumps and bumps (congenital, from trauma, infection or tumor) only involve the scalp or skin, while others involve the skull itself.

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