Endovascular Treatment of Neurovascular Disorders
Endovascular therapy is a well-established treatment modality for a variety of cerebrovascular central nervous system disorders. The past few decades have witnessed dramatic improvements in the field of neuroendovascular surgery. These techniques are now used in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations, carotid stenoses, intracranial vascular stenoses and acute ischemic stroke. In many cases, these techniques provide minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgery. In addition, neuroendovascular approaches provide treatment options for conditions previously thought to be untreatable. Ongoing device developments and refinements continue to revolutionize the field. These refinements, along with a better understanding of the disease processes, will allow minimally invasive neuroendovascular techniques to be used for a wide spectrum of neurological diseases.