Multidisciplinary, integrated and innovative approach
CHUM announced the creation of the Centre de référence des anomalies neurovasculaires rares du CHUM (referral centre for rare neurovascular abnormalities), an initiative unlike any other in Canada for patients with often poorly known diseases of the nervous system. Vascular neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, radiation oncologists and other health care professionals will pool their expertise to establish a diagnosis and provide highly specialized care to patients from all over Quebec. This multidisciplinary, integrated and innovative approach not only reduces travel and wait times for these patients, but also helps improve knowledge about vascular malformations of the nervous system through research and teaching.
Vascular abnormalities: detection and treatment
The detection of a vascular abnormality in patients often occurs following a stroke. These patients, for the most part in the 20 to 40 age range, may present other symptoms such as epileptic seizures (vascular epilepsy), headaches (secondary headaches) or a progressive focal deficit. Sometimes a vascular abnormality of the brain is discovered by chance during a brain scan, without the patient having the slightest symptom.
- Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
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