Welcome to Neuroangio! The purpose of this site is to serve as an education and information resource, for both patients and professionals, on topics related to vascular anatomy and pathology of brain, neck, and spine.
The “Patient Information” section discusses many vascular diseases, such as brain aneurysms, brain and spine dural fistulas, and others in a relatively detailed fashion, illustrating some of the complexity associated with these conditions. A new section Patient Information Carotid and Vertebral Dissection was added recently.
In professional sections, accent is placed heavily on neurovascular anatomy and its variations. Many angiographic illustrations, such as venous system, are presented in stereo. There is a growing collection of especially chosen cases. The posterior fossa veins section is being presently updated. A Pipeline Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysms section is found under “Neurointerventional Techniques“. Check out the long overdue Posterior Cerebral Artery page.
The author of the website, Maksim Shapiro, MD is a practicing neurointerventional radiologist in at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and can be reached with questions, comments, appointment requests, etc. via the Contact Us section.
Neuroangio.org remains dedicated to the memory of Professor Pierre Lasjaunias. A brilliant anatomist and prolific author, his landmark publication of “Surgical Neuroangiography“, together with Drs. Berenstein and Ter Brugge, revolutionized the field of neurointerventional radiology. His ideas are ever-present. For example, this website’s neurovascular evolution and vascular neuroembryology sections are essentially (over)simplified versions of his immense work, and are particularly recommended for neurointerventional trainees.