Special issue on paediatric IR

As part of his efforts to raise the profile of paediatric interventional radiology, Prof. Jim Reekers (CVIR Endovascular's Editor-in-Chief) invited us to participate as guest editors for the journal's first thematic series dedicated to this important topic.

As guest editors we commissioned four articles, inviting world renowned PIR experts to share their knowledge with the IR community. The articles detail the latest evidence for a range of complex interventions in children, demonstrating current best practices in this highly specialised field. Find out more about this exciting project in one of the episodes of the CVIR Endovascular Podcast.


We hope you enjoy browsing through this collection, and encourage you to share them with your colleagues.


Dr. Alex Barnacle

Dr. Alex Barnacle is a paediatric interventional radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations and renal stone disease in children.

Dr. Anne Marie Cahill

Dr. Anne Marie Cahill is currently at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and serves as the Division Chief of IR and Director of Image-Based Therapy for Vascular Anomalies. Her areas of focus include vascular malformation therapy, endovascular therapy of renovascular hypertension and venous thrombolysis.

Special issue articles


Paediatric IR: the evidence for best practice is growing

Alex M. Barnacle and Anne Marie Cahill


Review Article

Vascular anomalies: special considerations in children
Craig R. Gibson and Alex M. Barnacle


Review Article

Renovascular hypertension in children
Premal Amrishkumar Patel and Anne Marie Cahill


Review Article

Managing systemic venous occlusions in children
Anne E. Gill and Giridhar M. Shivaram


Review Article

Endovascular approaches in pediatric interventional oncology
Raja Shaikh and Fernando Gomez Munoz