Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

  • K.-F. Lindegaard
  • R. Aaslid
  • H. Nornes


An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a development anomaly that results when the embryonic vascular network fails to evolve normally. Primarily normal arteries and veins are involved in conveying flow to and from the AVM [8]. Arteries leading to an AVM convey blood through the shunt and into the venous side. The size and flow rates of these arteries is far out of proportion to the low metabolism within an AVM. We therefore use the term “feeders” to distinguish these vessels from normal arteries purely conveying nutrient flow to neural tissues.


Middle Cerebral Artery Arteriovenous Malformation Pulsatility Index Anterior Cerebral Artery Posterior Cerebral Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-F. Lindegaard
    • 1
  • R. Aaslid
  • H. Nornes
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryRikshospitaletOslo 1Norway

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