Challenging Cases Managed by Interventional Radiology


  • Anna Maria Ierardi Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, IT
  • Gianpaolo Carrafiello



With recent advancements in imaging modalities and endovascular techniques, interventional radiology (IR) has become an increasingly popular and often less invasive option for treatment of a number of common emergencies.

Nevertheless I.R. requires highly trained specialists to perform efficient and safe procedures and, of course, hi-tech devices that are not currently available in every medical facility. It needs to be said, though, that the promising results and rising effectiveness of I.R. are encouraging hospitals and radiologists to implement this discipline in their medical routine more and more.

The following series we are proud to present is a collection of challenging cases that were successfully resolved by interventional radiologists, which required multi-disciplinarian choices often involving different clinicians but were mostly made possible thanks to the wide knowledge of our specialty, that allowed us to find a fitting solution in the shortest possible time. 






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