Brain tumours and facial pain

Tuesday, 19 May 2020. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Neurosurgeon Patrick Schweder covered challenging neurological diagnoses in general practice: a screening neurological examination, referral and management options for brain tumours, cancers, facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia.

Topics will include:

  • Diagnosing a brain tumour
  • Meningiomas vs Gilomas
  • Using dexamethasone in general practice
  • Driving after brain tumour surgery
  • How often does cancer spread to the brain and what is the next step?
  • A screening neurological examination
  • When is facial pain trigeminal neuralgia?
  • Medical and surgical management of trigeminal neuralgia
  • Case-based scenarios



Dr Patrick Schweder
MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FRACS (Neuro) 2015

Patrick returned to New Zealand to take up the inaugural Academic Neurosurgery position at the University of Auckland. A graduate of Auckland Medical School, he trained in Neurosurgery in Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney as well as Cambridge and Oxford.

Patrick is with the Department of Neurosurgery at Auckland Hospital and private practice Auckland Brain and Spine Surgery at Ascot Hospital. He has had extensive subspecialty training in a number of areas including brain tumours, neurovascular and aneurysm surgery, spine, minimally-invasive neurosurgery, as well as pain, including facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia.


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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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