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Treatment of av-malformation of brain using platinum coils embolization (coiling) (program ID: 365770)

Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

location_on Cologne, Germany
8.9/10 from 32 Votes
Specialized hospital
Axel Goßmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Axel Goßmann

Specialized in: diagnostic and interventional radiology neuroradiology, nuclear medicine

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray 
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • preoperative care
  • treatment of the av-malformation with coiling
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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About the department

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide offers the entire spectrum of radiological and radioisotope diagnosis and therapy. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Axel Goßmann. There are represented the following focuses: diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and isotope therapy. With the latest technologies, such as high-performance CT scanner SOMATOM Definition Flash, equipment for two-level angiography, a few MRI machines of the latest design and the picture archiving and communication system (PACS), the Department offers a rapid, sparing and safe diagnosis.

The range of medical services in the field of diagnostic radiology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide includes:

  • Conventional X-ray diagnosis
  • Images of bones, including special images
  • Chest X-ray
  • Examinations of the gastrointestinal tract, including swallowing video
  • Ultrasound of all organs, intraoperative sonography and ultrasound-guided puncture
  • Angiography and phlebography with balloon dilatation of vascular occlusion and implanted stents, chemoembolization of tumors and image, if necessary dilatation of dialysis shunts
  • Computer tomography of all areas of the body, including the measurement of bone density, CT-guided puncture for receiving material for cytological and histological examination
  • Radiofrequency ablation (i.e., treatment of tumors by hyperthermia)
  • Mammography with preoperative localization of suspicious focal lesions
  • Special images of the upper and lower jaw
  • MRI of all organs, including MR angiography and preoperative neuronavigation

In addition to the diagnosis, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Axel Goßmann also offers the following therapeutic surgery:

  • Surgery for vascular changes (e.g., balloon expansion in case of vascular constriction and occlusion of vascular malformations)
  • Radiofrequency ablation (spot removal of the affected tissue, such as liver metastases by means of high electric fields)
  • CT scan and fine needle ultrasound-guided puncture of all organs and soft tissue changes
  • Therapeutic punctures of the pathological fluid accumulation, such as abscesses

The main focuses of the Department of Neuroradiology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide include:

  • Stroke therapy
  • Neuroradiological therapy
  • Aneurysm closure
  • Angioma closure
  • Embolization of tumors

In the field of nuclear medical, the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide offers all radioisotope diagnostic methods:

  • Cardiac diagnosis (myocardial scintigraphy at rest and at load, assessment of myocardial viability after infarction, detection of circulatory disorders etc.)
  • Skeletal, bone marrow and inflammation scintigraphy
  • Renal examinations with different diagnostic objectives
  • Special diagnostic methods (such as tumor scintigraphy)
  • Perfusion scintigraphy and lung ventilation scintigraphy
  • Brain scintigraphy with various diagnostic objectives
  • Scintigraphy of the parathyroid gland, adrenal glands and liquor space
  • Thyroid diagnosis

Photo of the doctor: (c) Krankenhaus Köln-Holweide 


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