Grading and staged resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

@article{Spetzler1990GradingAS,
  title={Grading and staged resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.},
  author={Robert F. Spetzler and Joseph M. Zabramski},
  journal={Clinical neurosurgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={36},
  pages={318-37}
}
The decision to recommend operative excision of an AVM should be based on an objective assessment of the long-term prognosis of the untreated lesion and the risks of surgery. We have developed a relatively uncomplicated, preoperative grading system for AVMs. This grading system will allow the surgeon to estimate the risk of completely excising a particular… CONTINUE READING