Cavernous Malformations and Other Vascular Abnormalities: Observation-Alone Perspective

  • Sepideh Amin-Hanjani
  • Frederick G. BarkerII


Observation alone as a reasonable option in management of cavernous malformations (CMs) or other vascular abnormalities can only be justified based on a favorable comparison between the natural history of the lesion and the expected effi- cacy and risks of treatment. For each lesion type in question, we will review existing knowledge regarding natural history in comparison with the effects of radiosurgical treatment.


Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Cavernous Malformation Proton Beam Therapy Dural AVFs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sepideh Amin-Hanjani
    • 1
  • Frederick G. BarkerII
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.NeurosurgeryUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHarvard Medical SchoolUSA
  3. 3.Brain Tumor CenterMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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