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Columbia Neurosurgery Chair, Dr. Robert Solomon Moderates Seminar on Unruptured Aneurysms

Dr.Solomon@CNS'13Dr. Robert Solomon , Chairman and Director of Service for the Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was moderator of a Luncheon Seminar titled, Multidisciplinary Management Strategies for Unruptured Aneurysms.

Dr. Solomon has specialized in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases for nearly thirty years, and he has operated on more cerebral aneurysms than any surgeon in the tri-state area.

An aneurysm occurs when the wall of a blood vessel grows weak and starts to balloon out. These enlarged areas of the vessel are at risk of bursting and causing a brain bleed. They can also be a problem if the increase in size presses on vital brain structures.

Dr. Solomon’s course covered the epidemiology and natural history of unruptured intracranial aneurysms as well as treatment algorithms.

A number of surgical methods are used to treat aneurysms.  Because they are often balloon like in shape, they can be clipped at the neck and closed off. Once it is no longer fed with blood, the aneurysm shrinks away. More recently surgeons have been able to insert a coil into the aneurysm itself using minimally invasive endovascular techniques.

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The seminar included Dr. Solomon and three faculty, Robert M. Friedlander, J D. Mocco and Gregory J. Zipfel (seen in the photo above). The lectures were followed by a vigorous discussion and an extended Q and A session.

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