D Lefkopoulos

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Embolization was used to reduce the size of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) prior to radiosurgical treatment in 125 patients who were poor surgical candidates or had refused surgery. Of these patients, 81% had suffered hemorrhage, and 22.4% had undergone treatment at another institution. According to the Spetzler-Martin scale, the AVMs were Grade(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the reasons for the failure of radiosurgical treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). METHODS Seventeen cases of noncured AVMs were reviewed 3 years after radiosurgical treatment. Follow-up ranged from 33 to 54 months (mean, 44.3 mo). Lesion dimensions varied from 9 to 55 mm(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After a review of the main radiosurgical published series, to evaluate our own series of 705 patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations treated by radiosurgery alone or in combination with embolization or surgery. PATIENTS and method. From January 1984 to December 1998, 705 patients were treated by a multidisciplinary team(More)
To stereotactically irradiate ellipsoidal inclined arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with a single isocenter one can use an adjusted inclined irradiation space with a reduced angular range of arcs. If one uses the maximum available irradiation space it is necessary to weight some of the arcs in order to closely encompass the lesion. It has been found that(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose was to present the successive steps of dosimetric planning and the different means used to allow the choice of the best solution among several planning projects considering the anatomical and clinical features of arteriovenous malformation. Method. Four successive steps were: A study of these factors for 5 different(More)
We present a review of current technological progress enabling improvement in the quality of stereotactic irradiations: imaging fusion; individual adaptation of dosimetric planning to the shape of the target thanks to several collimation systems, spatial modulation of the beam with the use of multileaf microcollimators, beam intensity modulation,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Between 20 to 50% of cerebral arteriovenous malformations treated with radiosurgery (RS) fail to obliterate 2 to 5 years after irradiation. Patients are not protected against the risks leading to treatment. Two therapeutic options can be used to eradicate the persisting nidus: micro-surgery and a second irradiation. Our group has(More)
PURPOSE To study dosimetric implications of our group dose prescription methodology on a series of 408 cerebral arteriovenous malformations. MATERIAL and method. Between January 1990 and July 1998, 408 patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations that had never been irradiated before, were treated radiosurgically in a single fraction at Tenon(More)
The aim of this paper is to analyze retrospectively the reasons for the failure in cerebral arteriovenous malformations radiosurgery. Several factors are evoked and discussed mainly: inaccurate target, intentional partial irradiation, repermeabilization of a previously embolized cerebral arteriovenous malformation. The results suggest the necessity of a(More)
Between May 1986 and March 1987, 46 small and medium sized cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) were treated by radiosurgery in Paris. The stereotaxic coordinates of the lesions were determined according to the method of J. Talairach and the total radiation dose was delivered on spherical or ovoid target volumes with minibeams of 18 MV photons, using(More)
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