Neurointerventional Radiology (Pediatric)

Neurointerventional radiology is a minimally invasive way of treating vascular conditions of the brain.

Neurointerventional radiologists use advanced imaging technology to guide treatment, allowing them to avoid large open procedures and often reach areas of the brain and cerebrovascular structures that would be otherwise difficult or impossible to navigate.

This technology can be used both for diagnostic purposes as well as to treat and manage many forms of neurovascular disease.

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital offers a deep level of experience in neurointerventional radiology.  Our faculty is renowned for expertise in treating stroke, aneurysm and other life threatening conditions of the cerebrovascular system through minimally invasive endovascular approaches. 

Neurointerventional radiology is a relatively new field of medicine made possible through advances in imaging and endovascular techniques.  Many of the conditions treated through neurointerventional radiology are quite rare in children.  Finding a center with experience treating these rare conditions is critical.  Our faculty is at the forefront of the field of pediatric neurointerventional radiology for more than a decade. 

We offer treatment of all blood vessel related conditions involving the brain, head and neck region, and the spine and spinal cord, such as:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Vein of Galen malformation
  • Dural sinus malformation
  • Pediatric ischemic stroke
  • Spinal AVM’s and spinal DAVFs
  • Vascular metameric syndromes
  • Retinoblastoma

We offer presurgical embolization of brain tumors, (i.e. paraganglioma, meningioma, and choroid plexus papilloma).  For patients suspected of having a pituitary tumor related to Cushing's disease, we offer inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS) to definitively distinguish between Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome.

We are one of only a few centers in the nation and the only hospital in Michigan offering intra-arterial therapy for retinoblastoma

Our neuro interventional radiologists participate in U-M's pediatric vascular malformations program to offer interventional approaches to treating the full range of vascular malformations, including head, neck, face and orbital vascular malformations. Treatment options include image guided therapies using ultrasound, fluoroscopy and CT plus catheter angiography.

We work in close collaboration with many departments at the University of Michigan, including neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology and oncology to offer patients a full range of treatment options and ensure every patient has access to the latest technology for their individual condition. 

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 734-936-4500.