Therapeutic advances in interventional neurology

Jawad F. Kirmani, Nazli Janjua, Ammar Al Kawi, Shafiuddin Ahmed, Ismail Khatri, Ali Ebrahimi, Afshin A. Divani, Adnan I. Qureshi

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Rapid advances in the field of interventional neurology and the development of minimally invasive techniques have resulted in a great expansion of potential therapeutic applications. We discuss therapeutic interventional neurology as applied in clinical practice in one of the two possible ways: 1) embolization leading to occlusion of blood vessels; and 2) revascularization leading to reopening of blood vessels. These procedures can be applied to a broad range of cerebrovascular diseases. In the first section of this review, we will explore the evolution of these interventions to occlude aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, neurovascular tumors, and injuries. In the second section, revascularization in acute ischemic stroke, stenosis, and dural venous thrombosis will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-323
Number of pages20
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Cerebral vasospasm
  • Cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Embolization
  • Interventional neuroimaging
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Ischemic stroke


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