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What is interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery)?
Interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery) is a hybrid specialty that has recently evolved to diagnose and treat a range of neurological diseases. Using x-ray guidance small catheters are guided into the blood vessels of the neck and brain enabling a range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
What conditions are treatable with interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery)?
Interventional neuroradilogy (or endovascular neurosurgery )uses cerebral angiography to diagnose a variety of pathologies, including:
Once these conditions are diagnosed they may be treated using a variety of techniques, for example:
Frequently neurointerventional procedures are employed as part of a larger treatment plan that incorporates traditional open surgical methods. For example, a brain tumor may be devascularized using neurointerventional techniques prior to surgical resection.