Neurosurgery Advances Articles

Advanced Minimally-invasive Options for Aneurysm and Stroke Patients

Neuroendovascular surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are delivering newer catheter-based options and advanced hybrid approaches for patients with aneurysm and stroke.

"These procedures can typically be completed in a shorter period of time with less risk of complications and improved outcomes," said Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD, Section Chief of the BWH Center for Cerebrovascular Diseases and Section Chief of the Endovascular/Interventional Neuroradiology Service at BWH. "Using the hybrid operating suite, we also are able to combine minimally invasive endovascular and traditional neurosurgical approaches in one location to improve efficiency and reduce morbidity. Read more.

Innovative Minimally Invasive Treatment for Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Stroke and cerebrovascular specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are delivering a novel minimally invasive parafascicular surgical approach to hematoma evaluation in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. The team has performed more than 30 cases to date. Read more.

Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Team Provides Innovative Care for Acoustic Neuromas

A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is using traditional and innovative techniques that are coupled with radiation therapy to treat patients with acoustic neuromas. Vestibular schwannomas, also called acoustic neuromas are being detected earlier due to increased detection via high-resolution imaging including MRI. Aside from known genetic factors, the cause of these neuromas is not entirely known. Read more.

New Visualization Technique Delineates Pituitary Adenomas for Precise Surgical Resection and Preservation of the Pituitary Gland

In the Surgical Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), led by Nathalie Agar, PhD, researchers have developed a new visualization technique using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) to aid neurosurgeons in delineating small pituitary tumors. Read more.

WEB™ SL Intracranial Aneurysm Device: Nation's First Successful Implantation of New Intracranial Aneurysm Device Performed in State-of-the-Art Neuroendovascular Suite at BWH

In February 2015, Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD, Chief of Vascular/ Endovascular Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), performed the nation’s first successful implantation of the WEB™ SL device, an intra-aneurysmal device that enables endovascular embolization of intracranial aneurysms. Read more.

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