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      Surgical endovascular neuroradiology in the 21st century: what lies ahead?


      Catheterization, trends, Cerebrovascular Disorders, radiography, surgery, Europe, Forecasting, Humans, Neuroradiography, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Procedures, Surgery, Computer-Assisted, United States, Vascular Surgical Procedures

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          Few could have imagined the tremendous growth of endovascular surgery over the past 40 years. Endovascular therapy has greatly enhanced the care of the patient in neurosurgery, spine surgery, and head and neck surgery. Progress in technology and techniques continue to push forward the boundaries of what is deemed "treatable," assuming acceptable risk. This article will briefly review the current state of endovascular surgery and speculate about what its role will be in the near and far future. Endovascular therapy provides a minimally invasive approach to the central nervous system and other systems via natural and, at times, highly selective pathways. Maximizing the accessibility of these routes to highly specific regions of the central nervous system provides an elegant and minimalist approach to treating diseases of the central nervous system with almost no "footprints" of ever having accessed the region. In the future, safe, efficient and intelligent delivery systems that may enhance or alter the tissue's response may result in successful treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, as well as other diseases of the craniospinal axis. The growth of nanotechnology, metallurgy, synthetic polymers, imaging, and training will all combine to help grow the technology and the science that is surgical endovascular neuroradiology.

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