Neuroendovascular management of tumors and vascular malformations of the head and neck

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2009 Oct;20(4):453-85. doi: 10.1016/


Endovascular procedures are rapidly expanding as treatment options for cerebrovascular diseases and neoplasms of the head and neck and are becoming less invasive but more effective. There are potentially dangerous anastomoses between the extracranial and intracranial circulations; hence, thorough knowledge of the anatomy is essential to minimize the risk of cranial nerve palsies, blindness, or neurologic deficits. It is essential to understand the scientific basis of treatment rationale based on advancing new neuroimaging techniques to better serve patients. An interdisciplinary approach and treatment in high-volume centers are vital to obtain maximal benefit for patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / pathology
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / therapy*
  • Child
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Polymers / therapeutic use
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Prostheses and Implants / trends
  • Radiography
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult


  • Polymers