Endovascular neurosurgery, is the field of medicine that combines neurosurgery with interventional neuro- radiology and treats the diseases of blood vessels of the brain and spine. This is a minimally invasive technique which entails using catheters and embolic agents or clotting agents rather than open surgeries.
The procedures are done in angiographic suite (located in the x-ray department), rather than the operating room and is done within the blood vessels using catheters to fill blood vessel abnormalities with particles, polymers or stents.
Endo vascular neuro surgery treats a variety of cerebro vascular diseases which are untreatable through conventional surgery such as:
- Arterio-venous malformations
- IArterial stenosis
- Dural arterio-venous fistulas
- Vascular Tumours
- Carotid Cavernous sinus fistulae
- Cerebral revascularization after clotting
- Vasospastic arteries