Clinical Programs to treat
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The development of new flexible flow directed catheters has given rise to a progressive program for interventional neuroradiology at Upstate Medical University. Among the applications:
Carotid Cavernous Fistulas: Using detachable, inflatable balloons to temporarily occlude the internal carotid artery
Occlusion of Major Feeding Vessels of Glomus Tumors: Using balloons prior to surgical resections
Managing Intracranial Aneurysms: Using endovascular techniques including GDC coils for obliteration of aneurysms and angioplasty with direct delivery for symptomatic cerebral vasospasm
Embolizing Large Skull-Base and Other Intracranial Tumors: Preoperatively using superselective arterial catheterization and injections of particulate materials to treat meningiomas, metastatic tumors to the spine and aneurysmal bone cyst tumors of the spine has dramatically facilitated surgical resection without requiring intra- and postoperative transfusions.
Guglielmi Detachable Coil (GDC): Three stages of the procedure for aneurysm obliteration.