Treatment of av-malformation of brain using platinum coils embolization (coiling) (program ID: 365815)

Sana Hospital Duisburg

location_on Duisburg, Germany
10/10 from 5 Votes
Specialized hospital
Friedhelm Brassel

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Friedhelm Brassel

Specialized in: radiology, neuroradiology

Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology

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 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. 

The main focuses of the department include: 

  • Endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, cerebral and spinal vascular malformations, for example, arteriovenous malformations 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases in infants and children 
  • Endovascular treatment and surgical preparatory treatment of head / neck and body tumors
  • Elimination of narrowing in the arteries supplying cerebral circulation and stenting
  • Recanalization of cerebral vessels in acute stroke 
  • Interventional treatment of soft tissue angiomas and venous malformations of the head, neck, body and extremities 
  • Noninvasive imaging of blood vessels and vascular diseases by means of MRI and CT 
  • CT- and MRI-guided punctures of massive lesions, tissue sampling, neurolysis, periradicular therapy and drainage 

The service range of the department includes:

CT scan

  • Imaging of all areas of the body, including CT angiography (neurovascular and oncological focus)
  • Special examinations for stroke patients 
  • CT-based exercises 


  • Imaging of all areas of the body, including imaging of blood vessels (neurovascular and oncological focus)
  • Special programs for examining stroke patients 
  • Special presentation of the brain and spinal cord
  • Examination of the liver and biliary tract, as well as the pancreatic duct (MRCP) and the small intestine (MR-Sellink)
  • Examination of children and infants in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics


  • Contrast-enhanced X-ray examinations of the entire gastrointestinal tract and vertebral canal (myelography)
  • X-ray diagnostics of the entire skeletal and musculoskeletal system with rheumatological and traumatic focus

Photo of the doctor: (c) Sana Kliniken Duisburg 

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