Prof. Luigi Manfrè

Chairperson for Spine Diagnostic and Interventional ESNR, European School of Neuroradiology

Recent evolution of Neuroradiology, Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology includes a series of procedures, performed by the expert in the field, the Neuroradiologist, aimed at the minimally invasive percutaneous treatment of some of the most frequent diseases of the spine (disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, osteoporosis , lumbago and lumbosciatalgie, vertebral tumors).

CT-guided Covert Spine Surgery

All the interventions performed, and in particular the most delicate ones such as Vertebroplasty, must be rigorously conducted through a real-time evaluation of the tissues subjected to surgery, preferably by means of TAC equipment combined with Radioscopy, to minimize the operator risks: it is now widely demonstrated in the scientific literature how the execution of the intervention under TAC guidance allows a greater precision of execution, in the absence of major complications.

The various interventions performed (infiltration perigangliare, intradiscal, vertebral stabilization, transarticular fusion, discectomy, biopsy, vertebroplasty, sacroplasty, kyphoplasty, vesselplasty, new techniques of vertebral plastic, destruction of tumors with radioablation or cryoablation), have the common characteristic of being conducted percutaneously, through the skin of the back, with a minimally invasive needle system and without the need to make a scalpel incision, which therefore requires only mild local anesthesia and reduces the risks of traditional surgery.

For a systematic evaluation of all the most recent TC-guided interventional techniques, and for any further information for the specialist in the sector, refer to the multimedia work in 5 volumes entitled “New Procedures in Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology“, published by Springer Ed.

Looking for consult?

Ask the Secretary Office for booking a consult


Alcuni video del Prof. Luigi Manfrè con interventi su Rai 1 e Rai 3