Endovascular treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: Indications, techniques, outcome, and complications

Kevin Cockroft, Sung Kyun Hwang, Robert H. Rosenwasser

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Abstract

Untreated cerebral AVMs carry a significant risk of long-term morbidity and mortality. Endovascular embolization has evolved into an important treatment option for most AVMs, whether it is used as an adjunct or as the primary therapy. Although sometimes a challenge to use, liquid cyanoacrylate derivatives have become the material of choice for most practitioners performing endovascular AVM embolization. In addition, advances in flow-guided microcatheter technology have enabled safer access to ever more hard-to-reach areas of the cerebral vasculature. In the current era, the treatment of cerebral AVMs seems to be best approached from a multidisciplinary standpoint at facilities where the major treatment modalities of microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular embolization are all available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-380
Number of pages14
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume16
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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