Arterial Dissection in Children Research and Innovation

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Contact the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center

The Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center at Boston Children’s Hospital conducts ongoing research to improve diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to arterial dissection. Our comprehensive patient database represents one of the most extensive track records with pediatric cerebrovascular disease in the world. This allows us to monitor long-term patient outcomes, compare the results of different procedures and improve our quality of care.

3D printing to model brain and vascular anatomy

Working with the Simulations program at Boston Children’s, Edward Smith, MD, and Darren Orbach, MD, PhD, are pioneering the creation of precision 3D models of patients’ brains and blood vessels, using actual data from their brain scans. These models, created with special digitally guided printers, can be used to rehearse tricky operations and catheter-based procedures in advance. Read more.


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