Neurology and Neurovascular

Pr Mathieu Zuber
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Neurology and Neurovascular Department

The neurology and neurovascular department is managed by Professor Mathieu Zuber.

Neurology is the medical speciality that concerns organic conditions affecting the nerve system, other than mental illnesses. This is what makes neurology different to psychiatry, which treats depression, anxiety and other mental conditions.

Since the human nerve system is present throughout the whole body, neurology covers an immense field of very different conditions.

The neurology department provides diagnostic and treatment procedures for these conditions, which largely affect the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves or the muscles.

These conditions can have a number of different origins :

  • Congenital or malformation (mental handicap, cerebral motor handicap, etc.)
  • Trauma (cranial trauma, etc.)
  • Inflammatory (multiple sclerosis, some forms of polyneuritis, etc.)
  • Circulatory (thrombosis, brain haemorrhage, etc.)
  • “Neurodegenerative”, with or without a genetic dimension (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.)
  • Tumours
  • Infections

Patients suffer from symptoms such as paralysis, abnormal movement (tremors, shaking or twitching, complex involuntary movements, etc.), cephalic pain, partial loss of feeling, loss of consciousness, confusion and/or agitation, trouble walking, memory, language or oral expression problems, etc., all of these can be treated by the Hospital’s neurology and neurovascular department.

In addition to a solid team of neurology doctors and an ergotherapist for post-CVA consultations, the department also has access to a very complete technical platform that can provide the all of the radiology, cardiology and neurophysiology examinations necessary for these conditions.

Important figures

  • 4,390 admissions per year
  • 820 strokes treated per year
  • 1 post-CVA consultation unit
  • 20 neurology doctors
  • 1 ergotherapist

The main diseases treated

  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Nervous system infections
  • Motor diseases
  • Peripheral nerve diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain tumours

Techniques used

  • Brain scanner
  • Brain and medulla MRI
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Electromyogram and potential readings
  • Neuropsychological survey
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies