Interventional and Endovascular Therapy of the Nervous System
The field of interventional neuroradiology has expanded greatly in recent years, shifting emphasis onto neuroendovascular methods that, increasingly, have become the standard in modern treatment. This shift has placed a demand on hospitals to provide a standard of care for which many busy clinicians have not been trained. Dr. Pearse Morris has written a timely and comprehensive reference for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of neuroendovascular procedures, but have not had a specialized neuroradiology fellowship. The emphasis throughout is on patient safety and the outcome of various treatments.
Topics covered in this volume include:
Platelets and coagulation
basic techniques, devices, and arterioty closure
extracranial angioplasty and stenting
endovascular treatment of vasospasm
dural arteriovenous malformations
carotid cavernous fistulas
balloon test occlusion and post-occlusion patient care
spine and vertebroplasty
thrombolysis and treatment of acute stroke
venous thrombotic disease
arteriovenous malformations of the brain
Neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists will find this reference a much needed and practical asset to both their education and updating their practices.