Intravascular Neurosurgery and the Treatment of Abnormalities in the Central Nervous System

  • Akira Takahashi
  • Jiro Suzuki


Due to the recent development of intravascular surgery, many disorders can be treated by means of a newly developed method known as “interventional neuroradiology” [1], “endovascular surgery,” or, recently, “surgical neuroangiography” [4], but better named “intravascular neurosurgery.” This term refers to the fundamentally “surgical” property of this technique which should be performed by neurosurgeons or under very close cooperation with them. Since August 1983, we have performed more than 150 balloon catheterizations and, 91 cases of various central nervous system abnormalities were treated intravasculary. In this communication, our experiences are summarized with special reference to the effectiveness of intravascular neurosurgery.


Balloon Catheter Polyvinyl Acetate Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Acute Cerebral Infarction Detachable Balloon 
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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Takahashi
    • 1
  • Jiro Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Institute of Brain DiseasesTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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