Medical Advances in Neurosciences

Pipeline Embolization Device

Pipeline Embolization DeviceSummary: Emory neuroradiologists now have a device to treat patients with aneurysms that were once deemed untreatable. The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) offers patients with wide neck or giant aneurysms a chance to have their aneurysm treated with a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure. The PED is a small metal device, ranging in size from just 10 to 35 mm.

Endoscopic Resection of Brain Tumor

colloid cystsSummary: Neurosurgeons at Emory are now removing benign cystic tumors from deep within the brain through small incisions and openings in the skull no larger than the size of a pea with the use of a 6-millimeter endoscope (fiberoptic camera).

3D Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Removal

PituitarySummary: The Emory Pituitary Center is among the first centers in the world to begin using the new 3D endoscope to remove pituitary tumors. This minimally invasive tool allows surgeons to better perform the operation because the camera lets them see three dimensionally and, thus, more safely navigate this delicate area at the base of the brain.