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Pediatric Neuroradiological Interventions

Pediatric Neuroradiological Interventions

Pediatric neuroradiological interventions include special medical imaging techniques used to evaluate and diagnose nervous system problems in children.
Pediatric Neuroradiological Interventions

Pediatric neuroradiological interventions generally focus on the specific needs of pediatric patients and minimizing radiation doses.

Pediatric Neuroradiological Interventions at Liv Hospital


Pediatric neuroradiological interventions at Liv Hospital include specially designed medical imaging techniques to evaluate nervous system problems in children and make an accurate diagnosis. These interventions are conducted by expert pediatric neuroradiologists to provide a sensitive and effective assessment of children's nervous system health. Pediatric neuroradiological services at Liv Hospital may include:

Endovascular Treatment for Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation


Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is a disease that is usually diagnosed in the womb or immediately after birth. The baby's brain has one or more life-threatening, very fast-flow fistulas (direct connection of arteries to a large midline vein). By entering through the inguinal artery, these short circuits must be closed under general anesthesia, angiographically, in emergency conditions, and if necessary, in several sessions. At Liv Hospital Neuroradiology Clinic, this procedure is performed by well-equipped and experienced expert teams.

Treatment of Pediatric Cerebral Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation and Fistulas


In babies and children, bubbles, vascular lumps or arterial and venous short circuits (fistula) may be observed in the brain vessels. These are often life-threatening or potentially disabling situations for the child. At Liv Hospital Neuroradiology Clinic, closed (intravenous treatment) is preferred since open surgeries can be very risky in certain cases. The procedure is performed in the angiography unit under general anesthesia. The relevant vascular area in the brain is reached through the inguinal artery and the disease is treated with a suitable filling material and drying agent. Such interventions can only be carried out by experienced teams in centers that are fully equipped and experienced in terms of child interventions.

Intraarterial Chemotherapy in Retinoblastoma


Retinoblastoma is an eye tumor found in infants and young children. Until recently, children with this disease were treated with eye removal, systemic chemotherapy, radiotherapy and local treatments; In recent years, the method of administering the chemotherapy agent directly into the eye vein (intraarterial chemotherapy) has been developed. At Liv Hospital Neuroradiology Clinic, it is entered through the inguinal artery using cerebral angiography under general anesthesia. Thin and specialized catheters are first inserted into the jugular vein on the relevant side and then into the relevant eye vein. From here, the appropriate dose of chemotherapy agent is injected into the eye vein. The child is then sent home after a day of observation. The number of teams with experience in this field is extremely small, equipment and experience are required.