The State Institution
Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute
National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Tel. +380 44 483-96-14



How to find: Institute of Neurosurgery, Building 5, 2nd floor (see Map and Institute scheme).

Lyudmila M. Verbova

head of the department

MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Ivan P. Protsenko

MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Andriy O. Svust

MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Mykola V. Plavskyi

MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Leonid L. Marushchenko

MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurosurgery


List of diseases and symptoms with which patients apply


Congenital defects of the central nervous system:

Arnold-Chiari anomaly

Dandy-Walker anomaly


Spina bifida




Dermal sinus


Fixation of the spinal cord


Arachnoid cyst

Cyst of the brain

Intracranial cerebrospinal fluid cyst






Crouzon syndrome

Apert syndrome

Pfeiffer syndrome



Congenital hydrocephalus

Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus

Post-inflammatory hydrocephalus

Occlusive hydrocephalus

Fragmentation of the ventricular system

Aresorptive hydrocephalus

Shunt infection

Shunt system dysfunction


Tumors of the brain and spinal cord:


Tumors of the pineal area (pinealoma, pineoblastoma)




Brain stem tumor

Intraventricular tumor

Tumor of the 3rd ventricle

Tumor of the 4th ventricle

Choroid plexus tumor

Cerebellar tumor

Suprasellar tumor (pituitary adenoma, chiasm glioma, optic tract glioma)

Intramedullary tumor of the spinal cord

Extramedullary tumor of the spinal cord

Spine tumor

Cranial nerve tumors


Inflammatory diseases:

Intracranial abscess

Brain abscess

Intracranial empyema

Spinal cord abscess

Intraspinal abscesses and granulomas


Vascular diseases:

Hemorrhagic stroke

Acute violation of cerebral circulation

Intraventricular hemorrhage

Consequences of acute disruption of cerebral circulation

Intracerebral hematoma

Cavernous malformation of the central nervous system

Arterio-venous malformation


Sinus pericrania

My disease is Mine


Brain and spinal cord injury and its consequences:

Child trauma of the central nervous system


Craniocerebral injury in the acute period

Spinal cord and vertebral injury

Mild cerebral contusion

Cerebral contusion of moderate degree of severity

Severe cerebral contusion

Diffuse axonal damage

Epidural hematoma

Subdural hematoma

Chronic subdural hematoma

Defect of skull bones

Nasal liquor

Gunshot wounds to the head

Post-traumatic brain abscess

Post-traumatic spinal cord abscess



Tuberous sclerosis


Pharmacoresistant epilepsy

Focal cortical dysplasia

Advantages of the department and technology

Advantages of the pediatric neurosurgery department of the Institute of Neurosurgery

  • Ukraine’s largest experience in children’s neurosurgery – since the establishment of the department in 1950
  • Thousands of successfully treated patients from all over Ukraine and other countries
  • Professional and experienced neurosurgeons< /li>
  • Advanced technical equipment
  • Modern methods and treatment protocols
  • Use of the latest technologies
  • A large list of pathologies we treat
  • li>Education and internship based on the department of many young specialists
  • Our own experience multiplied by high technologies and modern knowledge allows us to cover the largest spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical pathology and provides the best treatment results
  • Cooperation with charitable foundations provides assistance to children from low-income families, orphans
  • Possibility of conducting remote online consultations
  • Conferences are constantly organized on the basis of the department, the Ukrainian Association of Children’s Neurosurgeons was created and the nation is being trained protocols for the treatment of children with neurosurgical pathology

The equipment of our department uses technologies that meet all the requirements of providing neurosurgical care to children at the world level:

  • Two modern microscopes that allow performing the most complex microsurgical interventions on the brain and spinal cord.
  • Endoscopic equipment with several interchangeable endoscopes for various types of minimally invasive interventions
  • Preoperative and intraoperative neuronavigation and ultrasound navigation for the most accurate calculations
  • Possibility of intraoperative neuromonitoring, which ensures control of vital brain functions and reduces the risk of postoperative disability
  • Use of modern coagulation and aspiration devices to reduce bleeding during surgery
  • Ultrasonic destructor for maximum and safe removal of tumors
  • Cell saver devices that allow collecting, purifying and transfusing patients’ own blood during surgery without using donor blood
  • Using electric craniotomes and Mectron piezo apparatus for dissection of skull bones for reconstructive cranioplasty patients with craniosynostosis and skull bone defects

Updated 11 September 2022.

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