Interventional neuroradiology

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2003 Aug;16(4):417-20. doi: 10.1097/


Purpose of the review: The aim of this review is to give a general overview of anesthetic management, technical considerations and specific complications of interventional neuroradiology based on the most recent literature.

Recent findings: In more and more services anesthetists become an integrated part in the management of patients treated with endovascular neurosurgery. More and more centers opt for general anesthesia using less invasive monitoring than with common neurosurgery.

Summary: Interventional neuroradiology is challenging because of the location and the sudden and acutely life-threatening complications that may occur.