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Head of the Center

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD

Phone: +370 37 326549

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Expert Physicians (skilled in rare neurosurgical diseases)

Experts in the field of oncology:

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD, Chief of Brain Surgery unit, neurosurgeon

Prof. Arimantas Tamašauskas, MD, PhD, Head of Neurosurgery Department of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos, neurosurgeon

Kęstutis Skauminas, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Kęstutis Šinkūnas, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Rita Pavalkytė, nurse

Experts in the field of vascular neurosurgery:

Prof. Arimantas Tamašauskas, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurosurgery Department, neurosurgeon

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD, Chief of Brain Surgery unit, neurosurgeon

Egidijus Marcinkevičius, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Giedrimantas Bernotas, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Rita Kuzmienė, nurse

Experts in the field of pediatric neurosurgery:

Assoc. prof. Algimantas Matukevičius, MD, PhD, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery unit, neurosurgeon

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD, Chief of Brain Surgery unit, neurosurgeon

Vytautas Ragaišis, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Mindaugas Urbonas, MD, neurosurgeon

Dainora Butkutė, nurse

Experts in the field of functional & stereotactic neurosurgery:

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD, Chief of Brain Surgery unit, neurosurgeon

Andrius Radžiūnas, MD, neurosurgeon

Mindaugas Urbonas, MD, neurosurgeon

Rasa Kairienė, nurse

Experts in the field of pediatric neurosurgery:

Gintas Vaitkevičius, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Prof. Arimantas Tamašauskas, MD, PhD, Head of Neurosurgery Department, neurosurgeon

Kazys Vytautas Ambrozaitis, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Deividas Stukas, MD, neurosurgeon

Smaida Skupeikienė, nurse

Experts in the field of head & brain trauma:

Assoc. prof. Rimantas Vilcinis, MD, PhD, Chief of Head Injury unit, neurosurgeon

Prof. Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, MD, PhD, Chief of Brain Surgery unit, neurosurgeon

Laimutis Kalasauskas, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon

Algirdas Blazgys, MD, neurosurgeon

Nijolė Kamisaraitienė, nurse

Rare Neurosurgical Diseases Center provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary world-class care for patients suffering from neurosurgical disorders. Physicians from departments of Neurology, Oncology/Hematology, Radiology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Neonatology, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Anesthesiology actively participate in patients management.
The Area of Expertise
Diseases and conditions treated at the Rare Neurosurgical Diseases Center:
1) Brain and spinal tumors;
2) Inherited nervous system disorders (encephalocele, congenital hydrocephalus, cysts, spina bifida, Arnold-Chiari malformations);
3) Inherited cranium development abnormalities (craniosynostosis);
4) Extrapiramidal and movement disorders (dystonia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, tremor);
5) Brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations;
6) Epilepsy;
7) Traumatic brain injury.

Provided services

Rare Neurosurgical Diseases Center is coordinated by the Department of Neurosurgery of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos, which provides world class care medical services for adults and children. At the Department of Neurosurgery neurosurgeons routinely use cutting-edge technological advances (intraoperative MRI, intraoperative CT, intraoperative ultrasound) to treat complex cerebrovascular diseases, brain and spinal tumors, skull base pathologies,and to perform functional and stereotactic surgeries. Patients from all regions of Lithuania are referred to our department to treat patients with arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas, carotid-cavernous fistulas, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, complex brain aneurysms. Patients suffering from epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, tremor of various etiology, torsion dystonia, choreoathetosis, hemiballismus and other forms of extrapyramidal hyperkinesias are also evaluated and treated at our department. We also perform surgical operations for congenital and acquired cerebrospinal fluid circulation disorders (for example, hydrocephalus and cerebral cysts) and skull, spine, brain and spinal cord congenital deformations (for example, Chiari malformation and craniosynostosis).

Active research projects at the Rare Neurosurgical Diseases Center:
1. Etiopathogenesis, molecular mechanisms, diagnostics and treatment optimisation of rare central nervous system diseases.
2. Development of novel neuroendocrine and psychological prognostic factors in patients with central nervous system diseases.
3. Diagnostics and treatment of central nervous system tumors.
4. Diagnostics and treatment optimization of cerebral vascular disorders.
5. Surgical management optimization of functional neurological disorders and epilepsy.
6. Diagnostics and treatment optimization of severe traumatic brain injury.

Most important research publications in 2011–2016 about rare neurosurgical disorders (articles indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge) (see below).

Patient education resources
Patient education resources are published in the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos web-page. Patient education material contains 30 topics about rare neurosurgical diseases:
Brain tumours: http://mokymai.kaunoklinikos.lt/course/index.php?categoryid=108
Central nervous system diseases: http://mokymai.kaunoklinikos.lt/course/index.php?categoryid=112
Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities of the central nervous system: http://mokymai.kaunoklinikos.lt/course/index.php?categoryid=116
Cerebrovascular diseases: http://mokymai.kaunoklinikos.lt/course/index.php?categoryid=114
Patient education resources about functional neurosurgical disorders (movements and pain disorders, epilepsy, etc.): http://funkcineneurochirurgija.lt/
Patient education resources about brain tumours (in English language): http://www.abta.org/
Scientific events organized by the Neurosurgery department during 2010–2015:
1. Conference Neuroscience for patients‘ welfare, May 23, 2014, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2. The 1st Baltic‐Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI2013): Computations in the Brain and Translational Neuroscience, May 29-31,2013, Kaunas, Lithuania.
3. International Translational Neuroscience Conference, June 16-17,2011 Kaunas, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Brain Tumour Patients and their Caregivers Society
Chairwoman - Bronė Vengeliauskienė
Address: Brain Surgery Unit, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos, Eiveniu str. 2, LT-50009 Kaunas, Lithuania
Correspondence address: Beržų g. 35-34, LT-36141, Panevėžys
Tel. (+370 37) 326549, Fax (+370 37) 331767
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