Surgical Indication and Approach to Deep-Seated Arteriovenous Malformation

  • Norio Nakamura
  • Soji Shinoda
  • Koji Akachi
Conference paper


Total extirpation of the nidus is fundamentally the best choice for treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). It is never acceptable, however, to allow a persistent postoperative deficit to develop, which would burden the patient after surgery [2]. The only exception is when the patient is in a critical condition.


Risk Score Surgical Indication Adjacent Brain Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Postoperative Neurological Deficit 
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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norio Nakamura
    • 1
  • Soji Shinoda
    • 1
  • Koji Akachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryTokyo Jikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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