Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Intracranial Arterio-Venous Malformations

  • L. Steiner
  • L. Leksell
  • D. M. C. Forster
  • T. Greitz
  • E.-O. Backlund
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


Stereotactic radiosurgery has been used to treat five arteriovenous malformations, in which surgical excision could not be carried out, using the “Co Gamma Unit.

The malformation could no longer be seen at angiography performed in the first case at 19 and 36 months and in another ease one year after therapy.

In the remainder 3 cases, no changes have been observed so far, but in two of them only one of several feeding arteries had been irradiated.


Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Stereotactic Radiosurgery Posterior Cerebral Artery Feeding Artery Arterial Aneurysm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Steiner
    • 1
  • L. Leksell
    • 1
  • D. M. C. Forster
    • 1
  • T. Greitz
    • 1
  • E.-O. Backlund
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology, Karolinska SjukhusetStockholmSweden

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