Classification of vascular malformations of the central nervous system.

  title={Classification of vascular malformations of the central nervous system.},
  author={John C. Chaloupka and Daniel C Huddle},
  journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America},
  volume={8 2},
The ability to systematically and meaningfully classify a disease is in many ways a reflection of our overall understanding of it. Over time, nosologic schemes applied to any disease typically undergo a characteristic evolution from purely descriptive, to pathoanatomic and/or embryologic, to finally biological definitions. With the recent developments in further elucidating the pathophysiology, histopathology, natural history, and cellular biology of various vascular malformations occurring… CONTINUE READING