A 15-year-old had brain surgery and is now fine – Pescara

A 15-year-old had brain surgery and is now fine – Pescara
A 15-year-old had brain surgery and is now fine – Pescara

PESCARA. Healthcare that works. A beautiful story comes from the Pescara hospital: last June 6, a complex brain operation was performed on a 15-year-old girl suffering from a serious vascular malformation. The pathology, called Mav (arteriovenous malformation), consists of an anomalous intertwining of arterial and venous blood vessels in the brain. This condition is caused by the lack of development of capillaries, which in normal cases connect arteries and veins. The absence of capillaries creates a dangerous circuit, as the blood passes directly from the arteries to the veins without the correct filtering provided by the capillary network, increasing the risk of serious complications.
The operation was successfully performed by the neurovascular interventional radiology team, led by the director Vincenzo Di Egidio and by Dr Maurizio Pellegriniwith the support of the anesthesia, resuscitation and neurosurgery departments.
The surgical technique used is called “endovascular embolization” and is a minimally invasive technique that involves the insertion of a thin catheter into an artery in the groin (femoral artery), which is guided to the problematic brain vessels through an intra-arterial navigation system . Once the vessels to be embolized have been reached, special polymers (surgical glue) are released which block the blood flow in the malformed areas, reducing the risk of hemorrhages and other complications.
The surgery was a perfect success: the girl is fine, she has returned home and can resume her normal life. She will continue to be monitored regularly by the hospital to ensure that everything is going well.(oda)

 
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