What is endovascular neurosurgery?
It is a type of brain surgery done from inside the blood vessels. Catheters are navigated through the blood vessels and micro instruments are passed through them to do the procedure. It is done through a small incision in the skin over the groin to access the main blood vessel in the thigh and catheters are navigated into the brain under X-ray control. Since the incision is for needle entry it is called Pinhole surgery.
The procedure is entirely done under X-ray control in a special room called cath lab and utilizing a technique called digital subtraction angiography. Here the skull bones are subtracted and brain vasculature is well seen.
What are the different types of treatment available?
All these aim to restore the blood flow.
By using this technique the treatment of stroke has taken a paradigm shift
Who does it?
What are the advantages?
Each day is a bonus. It is neither a right nor a natural consequence, unless the all powerful Almighty decides so. Things can go totally haywire in a matter of seconds
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I am a software engineer based in Hyderabad. I hail from Kerala. I had a cervical disc prolapsed and was advised to undergo surgery at Hyderabad