Neurovascular diseases

Hemorrhages of the brain or spinal cord can have various causes. Vascular malformations such as cavernomas, arterio-venous malformations (AVM, angiomas), AV fistulas or aneurysms are a common course for this disease.

Such malformations may be congenital or acquired. Regardless of origin, a vascular malformation harbors a risk for bleeding in the brain or spinal cord, sometimes resulting in an emergency and accompanied by far-reaching consequences.

If plannable, you will receive advice and consultation in our dedicated outpatient clinic (Phone.: +49(0)381 494-6439) both in depth and in detail, on the basis of your individual history as well as the available imaging.

In interdisciplinary vascular conferences, an individual planning of the therapy takes place together with the colleagues from radiology (director Prof. Dr. Weber), neurology (director Prof. Dr. Storch) and general and vascular surgery (director Prof. Dr. Schafmayer).

The goal is to determine an effective concept bearing the least risk for each individual patient. If possible, to treat the vascular pathology via an endovascular approch (coiling/stenting/embolization), such therapy will be performed in cooperation with the department for neuroradiology (Chairman Prof. Dr. Weber).

If the treatment has to be carried out by surgery, patient safety is our utmost priority. Thus, the Department of Neurosurgery employs a panel of the most modern aids for performing a microsurgical operation with intraoperative technology (ICG fluorescence angiography, neuronavigation, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring).