In selected cases, the interventional neuroradiology team at Baylor University Medical Center provides angiographic preoperative evaluation of the feeding vessels to lesions, allowing more accurate surgical planning.
In some cases, tumors with high vascularity are embolized preoperatively, allowing safer surgical resection of the tumor and less blood loss.
Patients with cerebral aneurysms are evaluated by a neurosurgeon and an interventional neuroradiologist to determine the most effective treatment modality for each patient.
Treatment for cerebral aneurysms includes intravascular packing and obliteration of the aneurysm with flexible coil or craniotomy and clipping of the aneurysm.
At the Skull Base Center preference is given, whenever possible, to intravascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, avoiding craniotomy and brain manipulation.