Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain: What is the Best Way to Treat Them?

  • J. Brotchi
  • O. Dewitte
  • A. Vandesteene
  • G. Rodesch
  • D. Baleriaux
  • J. Noterman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 19)

Abstract

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?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Brotchi
    • 1
  • O. Dewitte
    • 1
  • A. Vandesteene
    • 2
  • G. Rodesch
    • 3
  • D. Baleriaux
    • 3
  • J. Noterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Erasme HospitalFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Erasme HospitalFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Neuroradiology, Erasme HospitalFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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