Treating Cerebrovascular Lesions a Matter of Choice and Data Driven Decisions

In the past year there has been a large amount of discussion about the best ways to treat stroke patients. While operations have become more accepted there are other less invasive steps that can be taken as well.

In the past year there has been a large amount of discussion about the best ways to treat stroke patients. While operations have become more accepted there are other less invasive steps that can be taken as well.

Seeing a patient with a vascular lesion can present maultiple challenges for doctors. How they choose to treat them can be as difficult as the diagnosis process itself. For veteran doctors used to taking a certain course of treatment over the course of their careers adopting new options can be a difficult proposition. At the same time those doctors recently out of medical school may have a better understanding of the technology available to them, but not the institutional knowledge of how treatment was handled at a time when there were little or no options to help people.

Antonio Culebras, MD, from SUNY Upstate University Hospital discussed these topics and more during the 2015 American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Washington DC.