Inpatient care
Neurointervention
Which kinds of diseases can we provide help for?
 
Neurovascular diseases, certain spinal diseases (vertebral collapse caused by osteoporosis), hemorrhagic strokes, ischemic strokes, cerebral- and spinal cord aneurysm, vascular development disorders (angioma, fistula), cerebral and intracranial stenosis, acute vascular occlusion leading to stroke, highly vascularised intracranial tumours, cerebral glomerulus. 
 
Neurointerventional therapy apllies minimally invazive techniques to treat various vascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord, that may result in stroke, as well as some degenerative or traumatic disorders of the spine. These include subarachnoid haemorrhage, aneurysms, developmenatal malformations of the cerebral and spinal vessels and those in the head and neck area, (such as arteriovenous malformations and fistulae), atherosclerotic narrowing of the arteries supplying the brain, acute occlusion of arteries inside the brain resulting in stroke. Vascular tumors of the spine and head and neck area, painful degeneration of the joints in the spinal column and compression fractures of the vertebrae are also treated with such techiques. Using neuointerventional methods, the above lesions are accessed via natural channels, such as through veins or arteries, making direct opening of the skull or spine unecessary. Our Institute has been one of the pioneers in developing such techniques. The members of our neurointerventional team perform an average of 800 neurointerventional procedures annually and belong to the most experienced specialists all over Europe. 
 
The majority of our patients are admitted to the Hospital either because they suffered a stroke, or because they have a condition that may result in stroke. Some cases of stroke are associated with bleeding in the cranium, many of those are caused by rupture of a small dilatation of an artery, called an aneurysm. Those aneurysms can be identified by imaging technology and than occluded using neurointerventional techniques. These include accessing the lesion through the arteries of the body using small tubes (called microcatheters) under X-ray control and than occluding the lumen of the dilatation by either packing it with fine metallic coils or covering its orifice by a fine metallic mesh tube from within the artery. Occlusion or narrowing of an artery supplying the brain may block or significantly reduce blood flow towards the supplied territory. The lack of proper oxygen supply will result in cell death and subsequent loss of various neurological functions, such as muscle strenghts, speech capability, vision, etc. If a significant narrowing is found by ultrasound, computer tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, the narrow section of the blood vessel can be dilated by inflating a small balloon inside the narrow section followed by placing a small metallic mesh tube within the reconstructed lumen to keep it properly dilated in the future, thus preventing from occlusion and subsequent stroke. If an artery inside the skull gets blocked, it causes a very serious condition called acute stroke, This necessitates immediate reopening of the occluded vessel, that can be achieved using aspiration or clot removal through the arteries using again small microcathter technology under X-ray control. In such cases, the success mostly depends on time: millions of brain celss die in every minute until blood flow is restored. Subsequently, in acute stroke, it is crucial, that the patient is transferred to an appropriately equipped and staffed stroke institution, such as ours. 
 
In degenerative spinal disorders, neurointerventional therapy is as effective in improving quality of life as it is in saving lifes in cerebro vascular disorders. Compression fracture of the vertebrae occurs due to traumatic injury or tumor growth within the bone. It is very common in osteoporotic patients, the resulting pain greatly limiting qualitiy of life. By vertebroplasty, the compressed vertebral body is filled with a liquid acrylic material (bone cement) trough a needle. This procedure greatly and quickly reduces the associated pain and allows most patient to get back to an independetnt life within a few days. 
 
Good advice 
We are well aware that nowadays there is a wide range of treatment to choose from. But your health is not a game. And this applies all the more so to you and your loved ones. We recommend that you only accept help based on high-level professional qualifications, the appropriate licences and a proven track record in medical science.
 
Become acquainted with our professional team!
 
Our programme director
 
Dr. med. habil. István Szikora PhD anesthesiologist, radiologist, neuroradiologist, head physician
 
Our doctors
 
Dr. Miklós Marosfői rconsultant radiologist
Dr. Zsolt Berentei radiology specialist 
 
Our in-house consultants
 
Dr. János Vajda neurosurgeon, head physician
Dr. Judit Anda neurologist, assistant professor
Dr. Sándor Czirják neurosurgeon, head physician, professor
 
Our external consultants
 
Dr. József Budai consultant infectologist

Actual

All those using our outpatient specialised care must first sign in at the desk located on the ground floor of the clinic. Here we record all your details into our computer system. For this we ask you to prepare your identity card, residence card, referral and your social security card. more...

science

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Education

According to the principles and the regulations of sequencing due waiting list, the basis is that you can be informed about expected date of intervention by using the identification number/code.
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