Mr Thomas Santarius: Neurosurgery
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Mr Thomas Santarius

Neurosurgery

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Specialises in

  • Brain tumours
  • Paediatric

About me

My clinical practice focuses on surgical treatment of brain tumour. As the management or most brain tumours require more than surgery I work in close collaboration with neuro-radiologists, neuro- and general (metastatic cancer) oncologists, neuro-psychologists, neuro-physiologists and neuro-pathologist.

Whilst I want to help an individual patient with their brain tumour, I spend considerable amount of time and effort on research to understand the biology of brain tumours and development of more effective treatments for patients with brain tumours. Most of my scientific papers can be accessed via PubMed.

I believe that there is always room to improve ones surgical techniques through better understanding of anatomy and sharing experience with other surgeons. Hence, I have co-founded Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy in 2005, with its Cambridge and Southeast Asia editions, teach regularly or ad hoc on neurosurgical techniques courses in the UK and abroad. A proportion of these courses are the activity of the Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, of which I am a member.

Areas of interest

Adult and paediatric brain tumour surgery; resection of cavernous malformations (cavernomas) in any location in brain, when/where appropriate.
Most common specific tumours: brain metastases from other cancers in the body (secondary tumour); meningioma; glioma (low-grade glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma); pituitary gland tumour; craniopharyngioma; dermoid, epidermoid; pineal gland and region tumour; pineal gland cyst; colloid cyst; intraventricular tumours; brainstem tumours and cavernous; pilocytic astrocytoma; ependymoma; medulloblastoma.
Asleep or awake surgeries, as required, to maximise the degree of resection and safety. Endoscopic operations, where appropriate.

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