Treatment of brain av-malformation with partial resection and coiling (program ID: 320470)

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

location_on Madrid, Spain
9/10 from 23 Votes
Specialized hospital
Jorge Diamantopoulos Fernández

Head Physician

Jorge Diamantopoulos Fernández

Specialized in: neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery

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
  • partial resection of the av-malformation with
    subsequent coiling
  • histologically examination of the remote tissues
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 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 Neurosurgery at the University Hospital HM Montepríncipe under the direction of Dr. Jorge Diamantopoulos Fernández offers a wide spectrum of services, ranging from the simplest to the most complex neurosurgical techniques in the treatment of tumors. It cooperates with other departments of the hospital, such as oncology, neurology and interventional neuroradiology.

Due to the PoleStar N30 iMRI with the StealthStation i7 integrated browser for providing intraoperative MRI, the University Hospital HM Sanchinarro and the Comprehensive Cancer Center Clara Campal (HM CIOCC) are the first health care facilities in Madrid and the second ones at the national level. The integrated technologies, which are available only in four other European hospitals and in nine hospitals around the world, make the Hospital HM Montepríncipe a medical center with the advanced technologies in the field of neuro-oncology. It has state-of-the-art equipment and serves for the benefit of its patients releasing them from additional costs. 

It is the advanced medical technology of the Department under the direction of Dr. Jorge Diamantopoulos Fernández that makes a breakthrough in the treatment of neurological diseases, such as brain tumors, gliomas, pituitary tumors, as well as in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, functional surgery, treatment of Parkinson’s disease and vascular malformations. 

The use of this technology in neurosurgical operations is important as a guide for tumor removal. According to the research, it has been statistically proven that in 35% -60% of surgical cases involving this technology (depending on the tumor type) as compared with the cases without its use (when some tumor parts remained without resection) and there was required a re-operation, the degree of resection reached 96% as compared with 68% in the use of conventional techniques. 

This is particularly important as the degree of tumor resection is the most significant prognostic factor for survival in primary brain tumor, which means that patients will live longer and better. 

The main advantages of intraoperative tomography with an integrated browser offered in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital HM Montepríncipe:

  • Real-time resection monitoring
  • Preservation of healthy tissues and structures
  • Absence of obstacles to surgery in the brain shift 

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital HM Montepríncipe under the direction of Dr. Jorge Diamantopoulos Fernández offers the following neurosurgical services:

  • Neurosurgery in complex tumors with neural browser, intraoperative MRI and 5-ALA
  • Placement of instrumentation and measuring devices in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine 
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Endoscopic surgery on the skull base and pituitary fossa
  • Functional surgery (Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, abnormal movements)
  • Vascular neurosurgery (vascular malformations)

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