CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Clinical Interventional Radiology ISVIR
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726145
Review Article

Birth and Growth of Neuroimaging and Vascular Intervention at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram—Part II

1  Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana State, India
2  SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Ravi Mandalam Kolathu
2  SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India
3  KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital, Jalan Bersatu, Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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This is the second part of the two-part paper on the history of development of neuroradiology at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. In this part, the authors describe the evolution of interventional procedures at their institute from the initial techniques of free-flow embolization as a palliative procedure for large arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) to the more refined techniques of selective embolization using microcatheters, calibrated leak balloons and liquid polymerizing embolic agents. The authors acknowledge the immense encouragement and support provided to them by the French neurointervention pioneers Prof. Luc Picard and Prof. Jacques Moret in this endeavor.

Publication History

Publication Date:
14 April 2021 (online)

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