Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations
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 . 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.
KeywordsArteriovenous Malformation Stereotactic Radiosurgery Target Dose Eloquent Area Pathological Vessel
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