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Brain Cavernoma — Platinum Coils Embolization (coiling): treatment in the Best Hospitals in the World

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in this medical field. Of particular interest are interventional procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic vascular diseases, such as ischemic strokes, cerebral hemorrhages, cerebral artery stenosis or vascular malformations. To ensure comprehensive medical care, there is maintained close cooperation with the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in this medical focus. The department specializes in diagnostic imaging examinations of the nervous system and minimally invasive treatment of vascular diseases and brain, spinal cord tumors, including diseases of the meninges.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics, as well as innovative imaging-guided minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of tumors, diseases of the vessels and internal organs (for example CT, MRI, PET-CT, SPECT). The doctors of the department have deep knowledge and tremendous experience in the application of interventional radiological treatments, which represent an excellent alternative to open surgical interventions. Despite the high level of technical equipment and the availability of advanced computerized systems, the focus remains on a person with his individual needs.

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Clinical and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Clinical and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in the relevant medical fields. It provides high-precision diagnosis and effective treatment of diseases of the central nervous system, that is, the brain and spinal cord, meninges and vessels that supply these organs.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the  full range of modern radiological studies and imaging-guided minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of various diseases. Of particular interest to the experienced medical team of the department is individual minimally invasive therapy of oncological diseases, treatment of pain syndromes and vascular pathology. The department works in close cooperation with all other departments of the hospital, thereby providing interdisciplinary, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the nervous system. Medical care covers emergency care, inpatient and outpatient treatment. The experts from the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery are often involved in the therapeutic process. The unique competencies of doctors and excellent technical equipment are the key to medical service of the highest European standard.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the detection and treatment of diseases of the nervous system in children and adults. Of particular interest are stroke therapy, endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, imaging examinations in children. The department cooperates closely with experts in the field of neurology, neuropediatrics and neurosurgery, which creates optimal conditions for the provision of comprehensive treatment of the highest level.

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.17255/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment of diseases of the skull and brain, spine and spinal cord in patients of all age groups. All studies are carried out using the state-of-art computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, sonography, and digital X-ray. For the provision of the optimal medical care, there is maintained close cooperation with the specialists from related fields.

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive imaging-guided treatment. The special focuses of clinical practice include diagnostic examinations and therapy in children (pediatric radiology), as well as the treatment of patients with neurological pathologies (neuroradiology). The admission of patients is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. As one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany, the department has the prestigious DIN ISO certification.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.896/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers all the options of imaging diagnostics, as well as imaging-guided treatment of the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art systems for computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, digital subtraction angiography. With the help of these techniques, the doctors can clearly image the structure of the brain and spinal cord, assess the cerebral blood flow and nerve cell function. The patient care is provided in collaboration with specialists from the related fields, such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, otolaryngologists, etc.

Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine

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. 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, the Department offers a rapid, sparing and safe diagnosis.

University Hospital Jena

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Here patients can undergo all modern imaging diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures, the quality of which corresponds to high international standards. The department also specializes in conducting radiological studies in children and adolescents. The cutting-edge technical equipment and the rich clinical experience of doctors contribute to the successful work of the department.

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.45/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology offers the full range of modern radiological examinations and minimally invasive imaging-guided treatment of various diseases. Most often, radiologists have to deal with the diagnostics and therapy of tumors, inflammatory processes, injuries, pathologies of the heart and vascular diseases. The combination of advanced medical technologies and high professionalism of the doctors working in the department are the key to the successful treatment results.

Sana Hospital Duisburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Duisburg

Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology

The Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology is equipped with the state-of-the-art medical equipment, such as MRI, CT, standard and interventional X-ray. The activities of the department are directed both at separate areas of neuroradiology and pediatric radiology.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of radiological studies and modern minimally invasive catheter procedures for the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, head and neck, spine. The highly qualified team of doctors of the department specializes in the treatment of strokes, aneurysms, vascular malformations and atherosclerosis. In addition, the department is equipped with high-tech systems the special diagnostics of the central and peripheral nervous system. The department operates a national Expert Center for Radiological Diagnostics of Brain Tumors in Children.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult adnd Pediatric Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology offers the full range of radiological diagnostics and imaging-guided treatment diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves). The department is equipped with state-of-the-art CT and MRI systems, which allow performing high-precision diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including examinations of the nerve functions and metabolic processes in the brain.

A cavernous malformation is a disease of the vessels of the spinal cord and brain, in which vascular cavities filled with blood are formed. They are divided into many compartments by partitions and pose a threat, as they can cause cerebral hemorrhage if rupture.

Overview

Most often, the cavernous malformation is found in the cerebral hemispheres, while reaching different sizes. Brain cavernomas are usually considered vascular formations with a diameter from a few millimeters to 2 – 5 centimeters.

Often, a brain cavernoma causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. Bleeding caused by cavernous malformation is the cause of the first clinical symptoms. Depending on the size and location of the brain cavernoma, bleeding can cause brain damage and even in rare cases death. However, bleeding from cavernomas is often less severe than bleeding from aneurysms or AVMs because they do not contain high-pressure arterial blood flow. Symptoms of a ruptured cavernoma are similar to aneurysms and often manifest suddenly and include severe headaches that are different from general headaches, nausea, and vomiting, sensitivity to light, or loss of consciousness and seizures.

Genetic predisposition is supposed to be the main cause of the cavernous malformations. It has been noticed that negative environmental factors also play a role in their development. Often, vascular pathology occurs in the cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical zone, less often in the cerebellum and deep brain structures.

The patient can be unaware of the presence of a brain cavernoma for many years, since the symptoms are sometimes absent or not pronounced. Cavernous malformation is usually accidentally detected during examination for another reason. If vital parts of the brain are affected, the following symptoms occur: nausea, headache, vomiting, impaired speech and vision, difficulty swallowing, body cramps, and numbness of its parts.

If the brain cavernoma is large, it begins to put pressure on parts of the brain and the disease is accompanied by a pronounced clinical picture. The most dangerous complication is internal cerebral hemorrhage during the rupture of the vessel walls. In such cases, the patient requires emergency medical attention.

Diagnostics

It is not so easy to detect a brain cavernoma, therefore, the most informative and modern diagnostic methods using the latest equipment are needed. In the best hospitals in the world, it is not difficult to detect brain cavernoma.

Magnetic resonance imaging is the most informative method for detecting even the smallest brain cavernoma. On the obtained images of deep and superficial structures of the brain, spinal cord, pathological accumulations of blood vessels are visible. To confirm the diagnosis, a contrast agent is often used, which is injected into the bloodstream that goes with the blood in the area of formation.

Computed tomography is also often performed using a radiopaque contrast agent to visualize pathology. The method allows detecting single and multiple malformations, obtaining complete information about the work of brain structures, and revealing hemorrhages.

The electroencephalogram (EEG) makes it possible to study the biopotential of the brain and determine the presence of neoplasms of various sizes in individual areas. When a brain cavernoma is detected, the signal sent to the structures of the brain changes.

For the detection of brain cavernoma, angiography is used as an additional method, suitable for differential diagnosis to exclude the presence of aneurysm and other disorders. Sometimes tractography is used for a detailed study of the brain cavernoma located deep in the brain structures, followed by the appointment of surgical treatment.

Treatment options

For the treatment of brain cavernomas minimally invasive procedures are mainly used to achieve excellent results and avoid complications. After such procedures the recovery period is minimal.

To exclude the affected focus from participation in the cerebral circulation, endovascular embolization is performed. To block the vessels of the brain cavernoma, a special drug that glues the vessel walls or platinum coils are used. In both cases they are inserted using a catheter, which is placed into the femoral artery reaches the malformation. A few days after the embolization procedure, blood stops flowing into the brain cavernoma.

The main task of the embolization procedure is to cut off the dangerous area from the bloodstream. To do this, during the embolization procedure, through a puncture in the femoral artery, through the patient's vessels, doctors carry out and then put platinum coils into the cavity of brain cavernoma. This creates the necessary conditions for the subsequent thrombosis of the dangerous area, the blood flow no longer exerts critical pressure, and the risk of rupture disappears.

The most important advantage of the embolization is the possibility of treating brain cavernomas, when their localization or size seriously complicate, or even simply excludes direct surgical intervention. It is also indicated for patients in the acute period of hemorrhage, those who are unable to undergo open surgery.

Where can I undergo platinum coils embolization (coiling) abroad?

Health tourism becomes more and more popular these days, as medicine abroad, often ensures a much better quality of platinum coils embolization (coiling).

The following hospitals show the best success rates in platinum coils embolization (coiling):

  1. University Hospital Saarland Homburg, Germany
  2. HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal, Germany
  3. University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, Germany
  4. Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin, Germany
  5. University Hospital Ulm, Germany

You can find more information about the hospitals on the Booking Health website.

The cost of treatment abroad

The prices in hospitals listed on Booking Health are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo platinum coils embolization (coiling) at an affordable price.

The cost of treatment varies, as the price depends on the hospital, the specifics of the disease, and the complexity of its treatment.

The cost of treatment with platinum coils embolization (coiling) in Germany is 17,161 – 34,082 EUR.

You might want to consider the cost of possible additional procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of treatment may differ from the initial price.

To make sure that the overall cost of treatment is suitable for you, contact us by leaving the request on the Booking Health website.

How can I undergo platinum coils embolization (coiling) abroad?

It is not easy to self-organize any treatment abroad. It takes certain knowledge and expertise. Thus, it is safer, easier, and less stressful to use the services of a medical tourism agency.

As the largest and most transparent medical tourism agency in the world, Booking Health has up-to-date information about platinum coils embolization (coiling) in the best hospitals in the world. We will help you select the right clinic taking into account your wishes for treatment.

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