Alfred J Luessenhop and the dawn of a new superspecialty: Endovascular neurosurgery

Tanmoy Kumar Maiti, Shyamal Chandra Bir, Papireddy Bollam, Anil Nanda

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Abstract

Endovascular neurosurgery, or interventional neuroradiology, has developed rapidly over the last 50 years and has posed a challenge to the established mode of open surgery. Alfred J Luessenhop, an American neurosurgeon, is credited with the first embolization of a cranial arteriovenous malformation and the first intracranial arterial catheterization to occlude an aneurysm. This review describes the life and work of the surgeon who can be regarded as the father of endovascular neurosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-220
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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