What is neuro-endovascular therapy?
Neuro-endovascular therapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat complex vascular lesions in the head, neck, and spine. Using microcatheters and devices such as balloons, platinum coils, liquid adhesive, and stents, the interventional radiologist navigates from the femoral artery or vein to treat the abnormal target vessels. Navigation is assisted by real-time, bi-plane digital-subtraction angiography and real-time fluoroscopy.Patients whose neurovascular lesions have been determined to be untreatable by conventional surgical techniques are often candidates for neuro-endovascular therapy.
Who is eligible for neuro-endovascular therapy?
Neuro-endovascular therapy is used in the treatment of:
- Intracranial aneurysms
- Vasospasms following subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Embolic strokes
- Symptomatic intracranial artherosclerosis
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs)
- Carotid cavernous fistula - post-traumatic or spontaneous