Johanna Fifi (New York, USA) talks to BLearning at SNIS 2019 (22 –25 July, Miami) about how paediatric intervention has changed over time. Fifi notes that as tools have got “a lot more supple and a lot smaller” this has resulted in “an increasing number of interventions”.
The future of paediatric neurointervention is “wide open” says Fifi who adds that “there are probably diseases that we haven’t yet started treating” including different types of cancers. These diseases are “pretty rare” but Fifi believes they will soon become “addressable by intervention at some point in the near future”.
Fifi also discusses some of the obstacles associated with paediatric stroke treatment in particular the difficulty in comparing methods and treatments due to the very rare nature of the diseases involved. However, she goes on to explain that with collaboration and networks which are currently being built this will “hopefully be possible” moving forward.