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Surgical Neuroangiography

5 Endovascular Treatment of Spine and Spinal Cord Lesions

  • Alejandro Berenstein
  • Pierre Lasjaunias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Alejandro Berenstein, Pierre Lasjaunias
    Pages 1-109
  3. Alejandro Berenstein, Pierre Lasjaunias
    Pages 111-147
  4. Alejandro Berenstein, Pierre Lasjaunias
    Pages 149-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-250

About this book

Introduction

In Volume 5 of Surgical Neuroangiography we will discuss indications and approaches for endovascular treatment of disorders affecting the spine and spinal cord circulations. Our approach is similar to those discussed in volume 2 and 4, it requires integration of knowledge concerning functional vascular anatomy, lesion angioarchitecture, and the relationship between normal and pathological circulations. In AVMs these features are considered as they relate to the clinical presen­ tation, progression, and natural history of the lesion. All these factors must then be combined with an understanding of technical capabilities to for­ mulate a pretherapeutic plan designed to favorably affect the long term out­ come in the individual patient. Endovascular surgery of spinal cord AVMs has become the treatment of choice, while microsurgery is reserved for those cases where embolization fails. Endovascular surgery may be the sole form of treatment, or may be combined with other therapeutic modalities including surgery, chemothera­ py, or radiation in cases of neoplasms, or may be palliative, to decrease pain or spinal cord compression. As in all other areas a multidisciplinary ap­ proach is essential for decision making to best accomplish the desired ob­ jectives.

Keywords

Angiographie Gehirn Neuroradiologie Tumor aneurysm angiography arteries bone brain classification neuroradiology radiology spinal cord spine surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Berenstein
    • 1
  • Pierre Lasjaunias
    • 2
  1. 1.New York University and Bellevue Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Service de RadiologieHôpital de Bicêtre Université Paris XILe Kremlin BicêtreFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97382-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97384-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97382-6
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