Conservative Treatment

  • Luigi Pellettieri
  • Carl-Axel Carlsson
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 29)


It is a generally accepted fact that patients with AVM are less likely to suffer fatal haemorrhage than patients with arterial aneurysms. Whatever one’s views on the treatment of AVM, one has to accept that an AVM entails a potential risk to the patient’s life or quality of life. If the AVM can be extirpated, this risk is eliminated. The question then arises whether the risk of operation is greater than the risk of conservative treatment. In order to answer this question it is necessary to study the natural history of patients with AVM.


Neurological Deficit Conservative Treatment Risk Profile Neurological Finding Intracerebral Haematoma 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Pellettieri
  • Carl-Axel Carlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Sahlgren HospitalUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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