Jefferson Physicians

Neuroscience Outcomes and Research 2020 - Vol 3

Neuroscience Outcomes Volume 3

There has been a recent increase in the use of transradial approach (TRA) among neurointerventionalists, though few studies in neurosurgical literature demonstrate its benefit and use. However, in a recent study, Jefferson Health neurosurgeons successfully treated patients with aneurysms using TRA. 

Patients were followed and seen for 60 days after the procedure, with treatment response determined by aneurysm occlusion. In selected patients, TRA was seen as a valid approach for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke and offers better safety with high rates of procedural success. 

The main advantage of using TRA as shown in this study was lower access site complications, high patient satisfaction, lower hospital costs and early mobilization.