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  • Brain Aneurysms and Screening

    An aneurysm is formed when there is a weakness in the blood vessel (artery) causing a ballooning or ‘out-pouching’ that fills with blood.

  • Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenting

    Carotid or vertebral artery stenting is an endovascular treatment which means it is performed through a blood vessel by a consultant interventional neuro-radiologist. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic.

  • Cerebral Cavernomas

    Cavernoma are abnormal clusters of vessels with small bubbles (sometimes known as caverns) filled with blood that make them look like a raspberry or blackberry. Cavernomas are also known as cavernous angioma, cavernous haemangioma or cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM).

  • Cranioplasty

    Cranioplasty is the surgical repair of a bone defect in the skull resulting from a previous operation or injury.

  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Of The Brain (DAVF)


    • It is one or more abnormal connections from an artery supplying the dura of the brain to a vein or venous sinus draining it. The abnormal connection (s) is/are called fistula.
  • Elective Endovascular Occlusion of Brain Aneurysm

    A brain aneurysm is a fault or weakness in the wall of one of the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain.

  • Intraventricular Haemorrhage

    What is an intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)? This is bleeding inside or around the ventricles which are the fluid compartments of the brain

  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)

    Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a neurological disorder characterised by a sudden onset of severe headache associated with narrowing of blood pipes (intracranial vessels) that supply blood to the brain.

  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

    What is a subarachnoid haemorrhage and the treatment for it

  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage no cause found

    Diagnosis and treatment for a subarachnoid haemorrhage

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