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Interventional Neuroradiology
 What is Interventional Neuroradiology?

Interventional Neuroradiology is the technique used to treat blood vessel diseases, tumours, clots, etc. in the brain and spinal canal through small tubes or catheters inserted into the groin artery of a patient, much like angiography but the catheter or microcatheter travels further, often right to the point of the diseased artery or vein itself.

After an angiogram showing the abnormality in the blood vessels, a "road map" of the blood vessels is obtained, allowing precise placement of microcatheters deep into the brain or spinal cord close to the site of the disease.  Appropriate treatment of the disease is then carried out under x-ray guidance.

The types of cases performed in Neuroradiology.

The Department is fully equipped with microcatheters, micro guide wires, balloon catheters, stents and related apparatus together with embolic materials such as glue, particles, Guglielmi Detachable Coils (GDC), detachable balloons and other necessary materials required for the carrying out of all types of sophisticated interventional neuroradiology procedures.

  *  Treatment of brain aneurysm with GDC;
  *  Treatment of brain arteriovenous malformation;
  *  Treatment of spinal cord haemorrhage;
  *  Enlarge narrowed blood vessels in brain due to spasm after brain haemorrhage;
  *  Testing the possibility of blockage of a major blood vessel prior to surgery;
  *  Treatment of excessive bleeding from the nose and upper airway;
  *  Treatment of abnormal blood vessels in the face and scalp;
  *  Reduce blood supply to brain tumour before surgery;
  *  Closure of abnormal leakage of blood in the cavernous sinuses of the brain;
  *  Dissolving of clot in a major brain artery or vein;
  *  Blockage of abnormal vessels in spinal canal causing weakness of the lower limbs;
  *  Placement of stent across   narrowing in a neck vessel providing blood to the brain.