Semin intervent Radiol 2015; 32(02): 098-107
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549374
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Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Management of Complications due to Neurointerventional Procedures

Matthew C. Davis
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
,
John P. Deveikis
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
,
Mark R. Harrigan
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
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Publication Date:
28 May 2015 (online)

Abstract

Neurointervention is a rapidly evolving and complex field practiced by clinicians with backgrounds ranging from neurosurgery to radiology, neurology, cardiology, and vascular surgery. New devices, techniques, and clinical applications create exciting opportunities for impacting patient care, but also carry the potential for new iatrogenic injuries. Every step of every neurointerventional procedure carries risk, and a thorough appreciation of potential complications is fundamental to maximizing safety. This article presents the most frequent and dangerous iatrogenic injuries, their presentation, identification, prevention, and management.