The role of embolic agents in endovascular treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations and tumors

Ricardo A. Hanel, Bernard R. Bendok, Jay U. Howington, Elad I. Levy, Lee R. Guterman, L. Nelson Hopkins

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Abstract

Advances in microneurosurgery, neurocritical care, and endovascular techniques have greatly improved outcomes for patients with complex neurosurgical disorders. The neurosurgeons of today have become involved in the application of high-technology solutions and have welcomed contributions from other disciplines. Less invasive approaches resulting in improved patient outcomes have helped to shift the focus of neurosurgery toward minimally invasive procedures. Currently, this trend is reflected in all aspects of the specialty. One of the most influenced areas is neuroendovascular surgery. With improvement and broad application of refined microsurgery, skull base techniques, computerized surgical guidance, and new catheter technology and embolic agents, this field has advanced quickly, with an ever increasing safety and effectiveness profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Neurosurgery
PublisherHumana Press
Pages187-207
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)1588291472, 9781588291479
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Hanel, R. A., Bendok, B. R., Howington, J. U., Levy, E. I., Guterman, L. R., & Nelson Hopkins, L. (2005). The role of embolic agents in endovascular treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations and tumors. In Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (pp. 187-207). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1385/1-59259-899-4:187