Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain: What is the Best Way to Treat Them?
Many modes of treament are proposed for curing arteriovenous malformations of the brain (AVMs): surgery, embolization, radiosurgery. Usually, every specialist presents arguments in favor of the superiority of his or her particular choice. Some try to convince us that embolization is less risky than surgery, that it gives better results. Others think radiosurgery is better, forgetting that this treatment takes many months to become effective and that during this delay the AVM may rebleed. Unconditional supporters of surgery prefer multistaged operations to embolization in huge AVMs. Where does the truth lie?
KeywordsArteriovenous Malformation Stereotactic Radiosurgery Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Unconditional Supporter Large AVMs
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