is Interventional Neuroradiology?
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.
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
Treatment of brain
Treatment of spinal cord
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