Science and Technology
publicado em 16/01/2011 às 12h20:00
   Dê o seu voto:

Innovative surgery by the nose may be more effective in the treatment of aneurysms

The first procedure was performed in Alfreda Cordero who had a ruptured aneurysm during a Sunday lunch

 
font size
A-
A+

Some pieces of information on this page may have been automatically translated. Makernews is not responsible for the irregularities resulting from these translations. When in doubt,      consult the original text.



Foto: Arquivo/unchealthcare.wordpress.com
Um dos líderes do estudo, Anand V. Germanwala (a direita), da Universidade do Norte (UNC), em Chapel Hill
  « Previous
next »  
Um dos líderes do estudo, Anand V. Germanwala (a direita), da Universidade do Norte (UNC), em Chapel Hill

Treating a ruptured aneurysm many stools requires the completion of an open skull surgery. Now, a team from the University of the North (UNC) at Chapel Hill, has developed an innovative approach: surgery through the nose.

During a Sunday lunch, Alfreda Cordero was hit by a very strong headache. A day later, was going to go down in history of medicine as the first person to treat an aneurysm by the nose.

Surgeons Anand V. Germanwala and Adam M. ZANATA reported a new technique in a paper published by the Journal of Neurosurgery.

"That will not change immediately to treat the aneurysm, the order begins to help us provide additional option years for the future of aneurysm treatment," said ZANATA.

Two years later, the procedure performed on Mrs. Cordero, the aneurysm did not recur and doctors consider the surgery a success.

"We proved what can be done safely and that we can treat multiple aneurysms," said Germanwala.

Aneurysms - small bulges in blood vessels of the brain - they run in about one in every 50 people. Many remain asymptomatic for years and relatively harmless. Some break down as the lady Cordero. About 40 to 50% of patients with a ruptured aneurysm die as a result.

Typically, doctors evaluate the options for treating a ruptured aneurysm. Most choose to insert a small metal clip on the aneurysm neck to cut off the blood supply. This procedure requires an open brain surgery, an option very invasive monitoring of recovery.

The second option is to put a tiny platinum wire in the aneurysm, causing blood to clot. Winding this coil is not as invasive as an open brain surgery, but may be less permanent.

The location and orientation of the aneurysms of Mrs. Cordero made her a perfect candidate for the new approach: clipping the aneurysm through the nose.

"This procedure is minimally invasive and better than the cutting process, because it is more stable," said Germanwala.

Although researchers celebrate the success of the pioneering surgery, the approach is not appropriate for all aneurysm. The size, orientation and location is the safest option for aneurysm treatment, and more studies are needed to know when best to go through the nose.

"We are very early," said Germanwala.

"Our first step was a big step," added ZANATA.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Aneurysm    Nasal surgery    Technical innovation    Invasion   
  • Share this pageShare this page
  • Share this pageCorrect
  • ShareShare
  • AlertAlert
Reduced link: 
  • You are recommending this story: Innovative surgery by the nose may be more effective in the treatment of aneurysms
  • Fill in the following form to send your recommendation to your friend:

  • You are suggesting a correction for this story: Innovative surgery by the nose may be more effective in the treatment of aneurysms


Receba notícias do iSaúde no seu e-mail de acordo com os assuntos de seu interesse.
Seu nome:
Seu email:
Desejo receber um alerta com estes assuntos:
Aneurysm    nasal surgery    technical innovation    invasion   
Comments:
Comment
Leave your comment
Close
(Required fields are marked with an *)

(Your email address will never be published or shared.)

Enter the letters and numbers below and click in the button "send"

  • Twitter iSaúde
advertising
Informe Saúde printed version

Recommend the portal
Close [X]
  • You are recommending this story: http://www.isaude.net
  • Fill in the following form to send your recommendation to your friend:

RSS news from the portal  iSaúde.net
Get the newsletter of the portal  iSaúde.net
Recommend the portal iSaúde.net
News from  iSaúde.net in your blog or website.
Get news on the subject of your interest.
© 2000-2011 www.isaude.net Todos os direitos reservados.