Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations: Endovascular Therapy Perspective

  • Felipe C. Albuquerque
  • David Fiorella
  • Cameron G. McDougall


Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are highly complex vascular lesions that typically present in young patients (ages 20 to 40) with hemorrhage, seizures, headache, or focal neurologic deficits. The most common and compelling reason for treatment is the prevention of hemorrhage. Existing data indicate that only complete eradication of the lesion provides protection from future hemorrhage, and partial treatment is not helpful and may in fact increase the rate of future hemorrhage.


Arteriovenous Malformation Stereotactic Radiosurgery Preoperative Embolization Gamma Knife Surgery Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe C. Albuquerque
    • 1
  • David Fiorella
    • 2
  • Cameron G. McDougall
    • 3
  1. 1.Barrow Neurological InstituteSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology and NeurosurgeryCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Barrow Neurological Institute—NeurosurgerySt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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