Treatment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

Jodi Smith, Bhuwan Garg

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Abstract

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are complex, congenital, high-flow vascular lesions in which there is a direct fistulous connection between arteries and veins without an intervening capillary bed. Patients commonly present with hemorrhage or seizures. Treatment must take into account the natural history of these lesions and the risks related to their treatment. To date, there have been no prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trials to determine the optimal method of treatment of brain AVMs. However, multiple retrospective analyses of treatment strategies and surgical results in patients with brain AVMs reveal that the management of brain AVMs requires a multimodal, multidisciplinary treatment approach, utilizing surgical resection, endovascular embolization, and/or stereotactic focused-beam radiosurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-49
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002

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Arteriovenous Malformations
Brain
Combined Modality Therapy
Radiosurgery
Therapeutics
Natural History
Blood Vessels
Veins
Seizures
Randomized Controlled Trials
Arteries
Hemorrhage

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Treatment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain. / Smith, Jodi; Garg, Bhuwan.

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