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Neurovascular conditions

What are neurovascular conditions?


Neurovascular conditions otherwise known as cerebrovascular conditions take place within the blood vessels which carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the body’s nervous system through the neurovascular system.


Neurovascular conditions that can be treated by the specialist neurosurgeons at Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine include:


  • Aneurysms of the brain
  • Vascular malformation of the brain and spine
  • Vascular stenosis or blockage


Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine also provide stroke prevention surgery or bypass surgery.

Neurovascular Conditions

Intracranial Aneurysms

Intracranial Aneurysms

An intracranial aneurysm (or “brain aneurysm”) is a weakness in the wall of the brain’s blood vessels (artery). The weakened part of blood vessel wall becomes stretched, like an inflated balloon, and is at risk of bursting.

What is moyamoya disease

Moyamoya Disease

Moyamoya is a rare disease that causes blocked arteries at the base of the brain. The word ‘moyamoya’ is Japanese for ‘puff of smoke’.

Arteriovenous Malformations

Arteriovenous Malformations

An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins that resembles a small bag of spaghetti.

Cranial Nerve Syndromes

Trigeminal Neuralgia & Hemifacial Spasm

The cranial nerves are 12 pairs of nerves that come directly from the brain. A cranial nerve syndrome, or cranial nerve disorder, is when one of the twelve cranial nerves is not functioning properly.

What is involved with neurovascular surgery?


Neurovascular surgery is intricate and can take many hours; depending upon the procedure required. The neurosurgeons at Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine perform microsurgery neurovascular surgical procedures using miniaturised instruments and a microscope.


Experience, expertise, equipment


Our neurovascular surgical team is internationally renowned for the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain and spine vascular malformations and disorders of the brain that require bypass surgery and manage a high volume of patients – performing more than 100 neurovascular surgical procedures each year with the latest cutting-edge surgical equipment.