Expert calls for innovation in China's interventional neurosurgery

18:33, September 17, 2010      

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A Chinese medical expert on Thursday called for his Chinese counterparts to make efforts in innovating technologies to make the country a real world leader in the field of interventional neuroradiology.

China is leading the world in terms of the number of surgeries and in surgical skills in the interventional neurosurgery, Liu Jianmin, head of the neurosurgery department of Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, said on the sidelines of an interventional neuroradiology conference.

However, Liu said Chinese neurologists should play a more active role in technological innovation and in turning their clinical experience into theory and technologies.

Changhai Hospital alone carries out more than 1,500 interventional neuroradiology surgeries a year, making the hospital one of a handful of hospitals in the world which can carry out such a large number of surgeries a year, he said.

As for intracranial aneurysms interventional therapy, a component of interventional neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital carries out more than 500 cases of such therapies a year. Even in the United States, a leader in this field, only two medical institutes carry out more than 400 cases of such therapies yearly, said Liu.

"China is among the leading countries in the world in terms of the number of interventional neurosurgical therapies, and Chinese doctors are often invited to go abroad to attend seminars or teach operative surgeries," Liu said.

However, China has a great potential in the the treatment of neurovascular diseases with intervention


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