Anesthetic consideration for neurointerventional procedures

Neurointervention. 2014 Sep;9(2):72-7. doi: 10.5469/neuroint.2014.9.2.72. Epub 2014 Sep 3.


Interventional neuroradiology (INR) has been a rapidly expanding and advancing clinical area during the past few decades. As the complexity and diversity of INR procedures increases, the demand for anesthesia also increases. Anesthesia for interventional neuroradiology is a challenge for the anesthesiologist due to the unfamiliar working environment which the anesthesiologist must consider, as well as the unique neuro-interventional components. This review provides an overview of the anesthetic options and specific consideration of the anesthesia requirements for each procedure. We also introduce the anesthetic management for interventional neuroradiology performed in our medical institution.

Keywords: Anesthesia; Interventional neuroradiology; Neurointervention.

Publication types

  • Review