Historical Account of Interventional Neuroradiology

  • Eric R. Cohen
  • Philip M. Meyers
  • Sean D. Lavine
  • Randall T. Higashida


Although neurointervention shares common roots with other catheter-based interventions, the complexity of the cerebrovascular system and the diversity of illnesses that affect it have led to the development of special tools and approaches uniquely designed to address these challenges. This chapter reviews the major milestones in the evolution of what some may consider the youngest of the catheter-based cardiovascular disciplines.


Intracranial Aneurysm Cerebral Angiography Embolic Material Endovascular Embolization Platinum Coil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric R. Cohen
    • 1
  • Philip M. Meyers
    • 2
  • Sean D. Lavine
    • 3
  • Randall T. Higashida
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional NeuroradiologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Radiology and Neurological Surgery, Neuroendovascular Services, Neurological InstituteColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological Surgery, Neuroendovascular Services, Neurological InstituteColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Radiology and Neurological Surgery, Division of NeuroInterventional Radiology, Neurology and AnesthesiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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