Tuesday, April 16
7:00 am - 9:00 am
209 Controversies in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Moderator(s): Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD, FAANS; Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS ; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD, FAANS; Bruno Splavski, MD (Croatia); Joost de Vries (Netherlands)
The introduction and acceptance of endovascular therapies for cerebrovascular disorders has revolutionized the treatment for cerebrovascular disease. With more cerebrovascular neurosurgeons becoming trained in both techniques, the treatment paradigms are changing and often controversial. This seminar will examine the different treatment modalities for carotid artery disease, intracerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.
- Define the indications of either carotid endarterectomy or carotid angioplasty and stenting for extracranial carotid artery stenosis.
- Describe the indications and the most effective treatment of small arteriovenous malformations and the role of preoperative embolization.
- Use evidence-based medicine in conjunction with current practice to determine which patients will benefit most from endovascular therapies or traditional open surgeries.