Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. András BÜKI (, professor

Department of Neurosurgery

Subject data

Code of subject: OAE-IDE-T  |  3 credit  |  General Medicine |  Elective module  |  spring

Prerequisites: OAA-AA1-T completed , OAA-AA2-T completed , OAK-NE1-T completed

Number of hours/semester

12 lectures + 24 practices + 0 seminars = total of 36 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 50 person


Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.
Most student thinks of neurosurgery as brain surgery; but it is much more! It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases /disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both adult and pediatric patients. Dependent upon the nature of the injury or disease/disorder a neurological surgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care. Thus, this field of medicine can be defined as surgical neurology, as well.
Main fields of surgical neurology:
neurotraumatology; neurooncology; vascular neurosurgery (cerebrovascular diseases) dealing with subarachnoid haemorrhage, aneurysms, or another vascular malformations; intracerebral haemorrhage and occlusive cerebro-vascular disease.
Infectious diseases of the skull, brain and spine: abscesses, infections, postoperative inflammations.
Spinal neurosurgery: degenerative diseases of the spinal column, spinal canal stenosis. Diseases of the craniocervical junction (neuro-orthopedics).
Developmental disorders such as hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism, etc.
Functional neurosurgery treating intractable pain, epilepsy and movement disorders


  • 1. Symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure - Dr. Dóczi Tamás
  • 2. Brain tumors - Dr. Büki András
  • 3. Degenerative diseases of the spine - Dr. Schwarcz Attila
  • 4. Spinal injuries I. - Dr. Schwarcz Attila
  • 5. Spinal injuries II. - Dr. Schwarcz Attila
  • 6. Functional neurosurgery - Dr. Balás István
  • 7. Cerebrovascular diseases I. - Dr. Szólics Alex
  • 8. Cerebrovascular diseases II. - Dr. Szólics Alex
  • 9. Cranio-cerebral injuries I. - Dr. Büki András
  • 10. Cranio-cerebral injuries II. - Dr. Schwarcz Attila
  • 11. Hydrocephalus, Developmental abnormalities - Dr. Vető Ferenc
  • 12. Neurorehabilitation - Dr. Cserháti Péter


  • 1. Symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure
  • 2. Symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure
  • 3. Brain tumors
  • 4. Brain tumors
  • 5. Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • 6. Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • 7. Spinal injuries I.
  • 8. Spinal injuries I.
  • 9. Spinal injuries II.
  • 10. Spinal injuries II.
  • 11. Functional neurosurgery
  • 12. Functional neurosurgery
  • 13. Cerebrovascular diseases I.
  • 14. Cerebrovascular diseases I.
  • 15. Cerebrovascular diseases II.
  • 16. Cerebrovascular diseases II.
  • 17. Cranio-cerebral injuries I.
  • 18. Cranio-cerebral injuries I.
  • 19. Cranio-cerebral injuries II.
  • 20. Cranio-cerebral injuries II.
  • 21. Hydrocephalus, Developmental abnormalities
  • 22. Hydrocephalus, Developmental abnormalities
  • 23. Neurorehabilitation
  • 24. Neurorehabilitation


Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department


Recommended literature

Andrew Kaye: Essential Neurosurgery, Blackwell Publishing

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Attendance of 90 % of lectures/practices

Mid-term exams


Making up for missed classes

Individual replacement is possible.

Exam topics/questions

1. Neurotraumatology;
2. Neurooncology;
3. Vascular neurosurgery: subarachnoid haemorrhage, aneurysms, vascular malformations;
4. Intracerebral haemorrhage;
5. Occlusive cerebro-vascular diseases;
6. Infectious diseases of the skull, brain and spine: abscesses, infections, inflammations;
7. Spinal neurosurgery: degenerative diseases of the spinal column, spinal canal stenosis;
8. Diseases of the craniocervical junction;
9. Developmental disorders: hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism, etc.;
10. Functional neurosurgery: intractable pain,
11. Epilepsy;
12. Movement disorders


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Balás István
  • Dr. Büki András
  • Dr. Dóczi Tamás
  • Dr. Horváth Zsolt Csaba
  • Dr. Kuncz Ádám
  • Dr. Lenzsér Gábor
  • Dr. Schwarcz Attila
  • Dr. Szólics Alex