'Steal' is an unestablished mechanism for the clinical presentation of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

@article{Mast1995StealIA,
  title={'Steal' is an unestablished mechanism for the clinical presentation of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.},
  author={Henning Mast and Jay P. Mohr and Andrei Osipov and John Pile-Spellman and Randolph S. Marshall and Ronald M. Lazar and Bennett M. Stein and William L. Young},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1995},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={1215-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Focal neurological deficits (FNDs) in patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) have been widely attributed to the phenomenon of "cerebral steal." The incidence of focal deficits was investigated in a large prospective sample. METHODS Using data from patient history and examination, CT or MRI, and transcranial Doppler sonography, we studied 152 consecutive, prospective AVM patients for evidence of FNDs unrelated to a hemorrhagic event. Feeding mean arterial… CONTINUE READING

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