Alba Scerrati

University of Ferrara

Dr. Alba Scerrati is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Ferrara, Italy, and a neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of Ferrara. She graduated from medical school in 2010 and completed her residency in neurosurgery at the Catholic University of Rome, Policlinico Gemelli. Her main scientific interests are skull base surgery and neurovascular surgery. She is working on the development of 3D printing techniques for neurovascular surgery training and simulation. She has participated in different clinical studies on cerebrovascular diseases and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. Dr. Scerrati is the author and co-author of more than eighty indexed publications.

Alba Scerrati

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As diagnostic and functional neuroimaging advances, the choice of the best patient-tailored treatment for cerebral aneurysm becomes far more difficult. New technologies that can help identify the most suitable therapy include machine learning algorithms to process big data, robotic applications for interventional procedures, and dynamic vascular flow models. Different biological and epidemiological parameters have been delineated as prognostic factors that add a fundamental piece of information to the decision of whether to proceed with surgery, endovascular treatment, or a combination of both. With technical improvement and prolonged patient life expectancy, recurrent cerebral aneurysm is becoming more common. To deal with the complex issue of aneurysm re-intervention, a clear definition of the clinical and radiological outcomes is essential. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the currently emerging innovations in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, from their pre-operative holistic assessment to long-term follow-up, focusing on the opportunities provided by the newest technologies.

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