Cerebral arteriovenous malformations: issues of the interplay between stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular surgical therapy.

@article{Yashar2011CerebralAM,
  title={Cerebral arteriovenous malformations: issues of the interplay between stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular surgical therapy.},
  author={Parham Yashar and Arun Paul Amar and Steven l. Giannotta and Cheng Yu and Paul G. Pagnini and Charles Y. Liu and Michael L. J. Apuzzo},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 5-6},
  pages={638-47}
}
Intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital lesions frequently diagnosed as a result of hemorrhage or other neurological symptoms. Prevention of such devastating neurological injury has promoted a variety of treatment strategies. The rich history of multimodal therapy in the treatment of AVMs includes microsurgery, endovascular embolization, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This article reviews the biology and natural history of AVMs, as well as their treatment with both… CONTINUE READING