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A to Z of neurological topics

In this section we feature information on a number of tests, treatments and conditions, with links for more information either within this website or on external sites where possible. If you can't find what you're looking for, you may wish to speak with one of our Helpline team who may be able to answer your questions. Send an email to helpline@brainandspine.org.uk or call free on 0808 808 1000.

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    Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

     

    Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of connective tissue disorders that can cause a wide range of symptoms and health problems such as fragile skin, eye problems, and very mobile joints.


    Embolisation

     

    A way of blocking blood vessels, that involves injecting a liquid glue, or sometimes inserting small metal coils, to create an artificial blood clot that blocks the flow of blood.


    Encephalitis

     

    Inflammation of the brain that is usually caused by an infection or an auto-immune response, in which the body’s own immune system attacks the brain.

     

    See our Encephalitis fact sheet


    Ependymomas

     

    A type of tumour that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and develops from the cells of a lining called the ependyma, which lines the inside of fluid-filled spaces within the brain and spine.

     

    See our Spinal tumours booklet


    Epilepsy

     

    A condition or a group of conditions, which affect the brain and can cause frequent seizures and sometimes a loss of consciousness.

     

    See our Epilepsy fact sheet


    Eye problems

     

    Useful links:

    Moorfields Eye Hospital

    Royal National Institute for the Blind