Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations

  • Christer Lindquist
  • Ladislau Steiner
Part of the Topics in neurological surgery book series (TINS, volume 1)


Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain was introduced by Steiner in 1970 at the Karolinska Institute. However, the concept of radio-surgery was coined by Leksell in 1951, when he first described his technique for the irradiation of a sharply delimited intracranial target with stereotactically directed narrow beams of ionizing radiation [7]. Today, radio-surgery can be defined as single-session irradiation of a predetermined target volume, causing destruction or a desired biological effect in this tissue volume without damage to surrounding tissue.


Arteriovenous Malformation Stereotactic Radiosurgery Target Dose Eloquent Area Pathological Vessel 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1988

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  • Christer Lindquist
  • Ladislau Steiner

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